Mumbai: Maharashtra Minister Chhagan Bhujbal on Thursday questioned why Bollywood celebrities remained silent on farmers’ protest until the international celebrities raised the matter and suggested all should contribute to solving the “internal matter” together.
“The way our celebrities have said that this (farmers protest) is our internal matter as international celebrities started raising their voice in support of farmers, I agree with their line that it is really our internal matter but I want to ask why our celebrities have not raised any voice in this regard till now? They aren’t saying anything, hence, other celebrities are raising their voice,” said Bhujbal. Bhujbal further stated that the protesting farmers are our people and we all have to look after them.
Bhujbal said, “If this is our internal matter, everyone should help together to solve it and not be silent.”
“The farmers have been protesting for the last few months. They want to listen so they have arrived here with their families. They are sitting here despite the cold weather,” he said.
His statement comes after, International pop star Rihanna on Tuesday extended her support to farmers protesting on the borders of India’s capital against the three agriculture laws introduced by the Central government last year and asked why people were not talking about it.