The BJP on Monday slammed the Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra authorities after Home Minister Anil Deshmukh stated the state intelligence division will probe allegations that some celebrities had been pressurised not too long ago to subject tweets in reference to the continuing farmers’ protest. In a stinging assault, senior BJP chief Devendra Fadnavis termed the transfer as “disgusting and highly deplorable” and stated the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) ought to really feel ashamed whereas utilizing the phrase “probe” for Bharat Ratna awardees.
He additionally stated that it appears essential to probe the “mental state” of those that demanded the investigation and people who ordered it. “Has this MVA Govt lost all its 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!” Fadnavis tweeted.
Has this MVA Govt misplaced all it’s senses❓MVA ought to really feel ashamed whereas utilizing the phrase ‘probe’ for BharatRatnas❗️Actually, now it appears essential to probe the psychological state & stability of those who made such demand & of people that ordered probe in opposition to our BharatRatnas ❗️
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) February 8, 2021
Many celebrities together with cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar and legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar rallied across the central authorities on social media utilizing hashtags #IndiaCollectively and #IndiaAgainstPropaganda following tweets by Rihanna and local weather activist Greta Thunberg backing farmers who’re protesting close to Delhi border. Tendulkar and Mangeshkar are recipients of Bharat Ratna, the very best civilian award in India.
In an obvious swipe on the Shiv Sena which heads the MVA authorities, Fadnavis, a former chief minister, requested, “Where is your Marathi Pride now? Where is your Maharashtra Dharma? We will never find such ‘ratnas’ (gems) in entire Nation who order probe against BharatRatnas who always stand strong in one voice for our Nation!” Earlier within the day, dwelling minister Deshmukh stated the intelligence division in Maharashtra will probe whether or not some celebrities had been allegedly pressurised not too long ago to subject tweets in reference to the farmers’ protest after American pop star Rihanna and others talked in regards to the stir on social media. Deshmukh, a senior NCP chief, made these remarks after the Congress sought investigation into the BJP’s alleged connection to the tweets posted by celebrities and whether or not they had been “arm-twisted” to subject such tweets.
The Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) is among the ruling constituents with the Congress within the Sena-led authorities. Hitting again at Fadnavis, Maharashtra Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant accused the BJP of intentionally attempting to twist the problem.
He stated the Congress demaned the “probe of the BJP (connection to the tweets)”, and never of celebrities. “Why BJP is keeping mum on why tweets of Akshay Kumar and Saina Nehwal are matching with each other? Why Suniel Shetty tags his tweet to a BJP office bearer? Why BJP is scared of probe?” Sawant tweeted.
Sawant additional questioned why the drafts of many of the tweets are an identical and have the identical phrase “amicable” talked about in them. He additionally claimed that there’s a “great possibility” that some celebrities had been “arm-twisted” by the BJP into issuing the tweets rallying across the Central authorities.
“Those need to be given protection. Those who have opined on their own their opinion must be respected,” he added. He alleged that the BJP was able to pressurising celebrities.
“….it is the duty of MVA govt to provide atmosphere where every individual can exercise their right of freedom of speech without any pressure. Even if pressure is from Modi govt,” Sawant added.