Mumbai: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis ordered the state home minister, Anil Deshmukh, to investigate the tweets of celebrities on the opposition of the current farmers.
“Disgusting and highly deplorable! Where is your Marathi pride now? Where is your Maharashtra dharma? We will never find such ‘Ratnas’ (gems) in the entire nation who ordered probe against Bharat Ratnas who always stand strong in one voice for our nation. Has this Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) Government lost all its senses?” Fadnavis said in a tweet.
“Actually, now it seems necessary to probe the mental state and stability of the ones who made such demand and of people who ordered a probe against our Bharat Ratnas,” he added.
Has this MVA Govt lost all it’s senses❓
MVA should feel ashamed while using the word ‘probe’ for BharatRatnas❗️
Actually, now it seems necessary to probe the mental state & stability of the ones who made such demand & of people who ordered probe against our BharatRatnas ❗️
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) February 8, 2021
Congress leader Sachin Sawant today informed that Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has ordered the Intelligence Department to investigate the row on tweets by celebrities on the issue of farmers.
He also targeted the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and alleged that national heroes were being intimidated by the ruling party.
Celebrities like Sachin Tendulkar, Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty and Lata Mangeshkar among several others had tweeted calling for unity in the country after international pop star Rihanna, teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg and others extended their support to farmers protesting at the borders of India’s capital against the three new agriculture laws.