Mumbai: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis asked the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government why his government was silent on Sachin Tendulkar’s insult for his tweet on farmers’ protest.
Taking to Twitter, Fadnavis said, “Not only for Maharashtra but for the whole country. Will the leaders of Mahavikas Aghadi bear such an insult to Bharat Ratna and Marathi pride Sachin Tendulkar”.
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) February 5, 2021
Fadnavis’ response after an ANI tweet showed the Indian Youth Congress pouring black oil on the cut-out of Sachin Tendulkar in Kochi, with his tweet on international celebrities showing support to farmers.
Thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been demanding the repeal of three central agricultural laws for more than 70 days at Delhi’s three border points – Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur.
The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella organization of farmers unions opposing the agricultural laws, said on Friday that there would be no ‘Chakka Jam’ in Delhi on 6 February, even stating that other parts of the country Farmers will block national and state highways in three hours but in a peaceful manner.