Congress parliamentarian Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Monday alleged that celebrities together with cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar and legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar had been being “misled”. The response got here as many celebrities rallied across the authorities on social media utilizing hashtags #IndiaTogether and #IndiaAgainstPropaganda following tweets by American pop star Rihanna and local weather activist Greta Thunberg backing farmers.
“Celebrities like Sachin Tendulkar and Lata Mangeshkar being misled. Is our nation so weak that a 18-year-old is being thought of an enemy for talking in favour of the protesting farmers,” Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury stated within the Lok Sabha.
In the meantime, the Maharashtra authorities has additionally launched a probe into allegations that some celebrities had been pressurised to challenge tweets in reference to the continuing farmers’ protest. State Dwelling Minister Anil Deshmukh made the remarks after the Congress, a ruling coalition companion in Maharashtra, sought an investigation into the BJP’s alleged reference to tweets of some celebrities and whether or not the saffron celebration “arm-twisted” them.
Coaching weapons on the Uddhav-led authorities, former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis stated the choice to probe Bharat Ratnas was “disgusting” and “extremely deplorable”.
“Disgusting and extremely deplorable. The place is your Marathi Delight now? The place is your Maharashtra Dharma? We are going to by no means discover such ‘ratnas’ (gems) in total Nation who order probe in opposition to Bharat Ratnas who at all times stand sturdy in a single voice for our Nation,” he wrote on Twitter.
“Has this MVA Govt misplaced all it’s senses? MVA ought to really feel ashamed whereas utilizing the phrase ‘probe’ for Bharat Ratnas. Really, now it appears essential to probe the psychological state and stability of those who made such demand and of people that ordered probe in opposition to our Bharat Ratnas, Fadnavis additional stated.