Celebs tweeted over farm laws under pressure? Now Maharashtra to probe tweets of celebrities
Leaders of Maharashtra Congress had requested a probe into whether the celebrities were under pressure from BJP to post their tweets in support of the Central government
Mumbai: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Monday said that the government will probe tweets by eminent celebrities in response to the worldwide criticism of the Centre’s handling of the farmers' protest against new laws.
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Desmukh said that it was revealed that there were same posts by celebrities and a probe will be launched to know the exact reason why it happened. This move come after requests from the state Congress leaders to check the matter.
Leaders of Maharashtra Congress had requested a probe into whether the celebrities were under pressure from BJP to post their tweets in support of the Central government. State Congress’s general secretary and spokesperson Sachin Sawant said a similar pattern can be seen between the tweets made by these celebrities.
Celebrities including former cricket God Sachin Tendulkar, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar and number of Bollywood starts took to Twitter recently after international personalities such as Rihanna, Greta Thunberg, Mia Khalifa and more expressed support for the ongoing farmers’ protest.
The pushback was also led by celebs such as Karan Johar, Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, Ajay Devgn, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane and more. The tweets from the celebrities made buzz after they used hashtags #IndiaTogether and #IndiaAgainstPropaganda which are framed by the ministry of external affairs.
Earlier, in its official reply, the foreign ministry had blamed ‘vested interests’ and suggested that before ‘rushing to comment on such matters, we would urge that the facts be ascertained, and a proper understanding of the issues at hand be undertaken’.