Congressional MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury alleged on Monday that celebrities like cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar and legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar have been being “misled.” The backlash got here when many celebrities joined the federal government on social media utilizing the hashtags #IndiaTogether and #IndiaAgainstPropaganda following tweets from American pop star Rihanna and local weather activist Greta Thunberg endorsing farmers.
“Celebrities like Sachin Tendulkar and Lata Mangeshkar are being misled. Is our nation so weak that an 18-year-old is being thought-about an enemy for talking out on behalf of protesting farmers?” Mentioned Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury at Lok Sabha.
In the meantime, the Maharashtra authorities has additionally launched an investigation into allegations that some celebrities have been pressured to put up tweets in reference to the continued farmers’ protest. State Inside Minister Anil Deshmukh made the remarks after Congress, a accomplice within the ruling coalition in Maharashtra, sought an investigation into the BJP’s alleged connection to the tweets of some celebrities and whether or not the saffron occasion ” twisted his arm. “
When coaching arms within the Uddhav-led authorities, former Prime Minister Devendra Fadnavis referred to as the choice to research Bharat Ratnas “disgusting” and “very deplorable”.
“Disgusting and extremely deplorable. The place is your Marathi delight now? The place is your Maharashtra Dharma? We’ll by no means discover such ‘ratnas’ (gems) all through the Nation that order to research in opposition to Bharat Ratnas who all the time stand agency in a single voice for our Nation, “he wrote on Twitter.
“Has this MVA authorities misplaced all its senses? MVA ought to really feel ashamed to make use of the phrase ‘probe’ for Bharat Ratnas. Really, it now appears essential to probe the psychological state and stability of those that made such a requirement and of the individuals who ordered investigation in opposition to our Bharat Ratnas, Fadnavis additional mentioned.
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