A day after his tweet on international personalities who tweeted on farmers protest, the members of Indian Youth Congress on Friday poured black oil on a cut-out of Sachin Tendulkar in Kochi, Kerala.
Sachin Tendulkar and Ravi Shastri joined Bollywood superstars Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and producer-director Karan Johar to support Centre’s call on standing against “propaganda” against the Indian government and its policies after international personalities like Rihanna and Greta Thunberg extended their support towards farmer’s protest.
“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,” tweeted Sachin.
“Agriculture is a very important part of the machinery of the Indian economic system. Farmers are the backbone of any country’s ecosystem. This is an internal matter which I’m sure will be resolved through dialogue. Jai Hind! #IndiaStandsTogether #IndiaAgainstPropoganda,” tweeted Shastri.
Several ministers of the central government, in reaction to the Rihanna and Greta Thunberg’s tweet on the farmers’ protests, said that it was a part of ‘international propaganda’ and tweeted with hashtags #IndiaTogether #IndiaAgainstPropaganda.
This was after the Ministry of External Affairs released a statement saying celebrities tweeting on the farmers’ protests were neither accurate nor responsible.