Mangaluru: After a complaint was made against Mangaluru North MLA Mohiuddin Bava for allegedly distorting an Ayyappa Swamy devotional song for his publicity campaign, Bava denied his role in the entire episode.
In the audio that has gone viral, the lyrics of the Ayyappa Swamy devotional song ‘Kallum Mullum Sabarimalaikku’ have been replaced with Tulu lyrics that begin with ‘Kallu Mullu Tojune Ijji’. The new lyrics speak of Bava’s developmental works. The music and the tune are same as in the original song. The Ayyappa Swamy Seva Trust of Maroli on Friday March 9 submitted a complaint to the deputy commissioner alleging that MLA Bava had hurt religious sentiments by distorting an Ayyappa Swamy devotional song for personal gains. Another complaint was filed in Puttur police station.