Congress has demanded to check the tweets of many celebrities like Sachin Tendulkar, Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty.
The Congress has demanded an inquiry into the tweets of celebrities like Sachin Tendulkar, Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, who, after speaking on the farmers’ movement of foreign celebs, tweeted about India’s unity. According to sources, the Maharashtra government, through Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, assured the Congress’s Sachin Sawant on a zoom call that the state’s intelligence department would investigate whether Sachin Tendulkar and others were pressurized to tweet by the Center .
There was a series of tweets after MEA’s response to Rihanna’s tweet. If a person, be it a celebrity, opine on their own, it’s fine but there’s a scope of suspicion that BJP could be behind this. We have cited common words like ‘amicable’ in these tweets: Sachin Sawant, Congress pic.twitter.com/mjLPrJsgpu
— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2021
Significantly, many celebrities including Tendulkar, noted singer Lata Mangeshkar, Sunil Shetty, Saina Nehwal and others supported the government on social media using the hashtags #IndiaTogether and #IndiaAgainstPropaganda and farmers by pop singer Rihanna and climate activist Greta Thanberg Tweeted against endorsing. Last week, NCP President Sharad Pawar said that Sachin Tendulkar should be more careful while speaking on farmers’ issues.
‘India’s sovereignty cannot be compromised’
Tendulkar tweeted, “India’s sovereignty cannot be compromised. External forces can be spectators, but not participants. Indians know India and they should decide for India. Let’s stand united as a nation . ”
India’s sovereignty cannot be compromised. External forces can be spectators but not participants.
Indians know India and should decide for India. Let’s remain united as a nation.#IndiaTogether #IndiaAgainstPropaganda
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 3, 2021
Explain that the farmers have been agitating against the three new agricultural laws of the Center for more than two months on the Delhi border.