A few days back, an uproar was created in the cricket fraternity after many veteran and current players including skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya, Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, and many more had tweeted their views on the ongoing farmers protest.
The tweets had come after the international pop icon Rihanna and climate activist Greta Thunberg had supported the farmers of India and had tried to bring international attention to the ongoing protest. The thing that had raised a lot of eyebrows was the fact that the words of all the Indian players had echoed the statement that the citizens shouldn’t let any external force divide the country and should stand in solidarity as the ongoing farmers’ protest can be resolved by healthy talking.
Cricketers showing indirect support to the government hadn’t gone well with a lot of citizens as they brutally slammed the players for not acknowledging the farmers and lending their support to them. The similar tweets by several cricketers and film stars attracted the attention of the Congress party as they demanded a proper investigation into the matter.
Sachin Sawant questions BJP in the matter
On Monday (February 8), Maharashtra Pradesh Committee Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant held a virtual meeting with Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, demanding an investigation into the tweets posted by Indian celebrities.
“Demanded investigation of BJP connection into the tweets of celebrities & security to be provided to our national heroes if needed & find out whether these celebrities were arm-twisted by BJP. @AnilDeshmukhNCP Ji ordered investigation by the Intelligence unit,” Sachin Sawant wrote in a tweet.
Demanded investigation of BJP connection into the tweets of celebrities & security to be provided to our national heroes if needed & find out whether these celebrities were arm-twisted by BJP. @AnilDeshmukhNCP
Ji ordered investigation by Intelligebce unit. https://t.co/KkMfFqzLcc
— Sachin Sawant सचिन सावंत (@sachin_inc) February 8, 2021
Speaking about the issue Sawant reckoned that there is something fishy about the whole issue as it seems that there was some communication between the celebrities and the ruling party leaders. He also assured that home minister Anil Deshmukh will carry out a proper investigation into the whole matter.
“There is a similar pattern in these tweets by celebrities, including Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, and sportspersons Sachin Tendulkar and Saina Nehwal. This shows that there was some communication between the celebrities and the ruling party leaders. There needs to be an investigation to check if these national heroes were pressured by the BJP for such advocacy on social media. If so, these celebrities need to be given more protection,” Sawant said in the meeting.
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