Farm stir internal issue, will be resolved: JP Nadda on tweets over protests
Amid recent tweets made by prominent foreign personalities such as Rihanna, Greta Thunberg on the protest against the farm laws, the external affairs ministry said on Wednesday that facts needed to be ascertained before commenting on such issues. “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. The temptation of sensationalist social media hashtags and comments, especially when resorted to by celebrities and others, is neither accurate nor responsible,” the ministry had said in a statement.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda said on Wednesday that the movement against the Centre’s new farm laws was an internal issue and it will be resolved. He further added that the country was safe in the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“The country is safe in the hands of PM Modi and the common man knows that. As far as tweets are concerned, the ministry of external affairs has issued a statement on it. It’s our internal issue that we’re going to resolve,” said Nadda who is on a two-day visit to Kerala to review the party’s preparation ahead of the upcoming state assembly elections.
Tuesday, international singer, actor and entrepreneur Rihanna posted a tweet, coming out in support of the ongoing farmers’ protest at the borders of Delhi. Sharing a news report from CNN about the internet shutdown on the outskirts of Delhi given thousands of farmers protesting against the Indian government’s newly enacted farm laws, Rihanna tweeted in just 50 characters, “Why aren’t we talking about this?”
After Rihanna, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg took to Twitter to extend support to the ongoing farmers’ agitation in India. The 18-year-old environmental activist shot to fame with her ‘Fridays for Future’ movement in 2018. In a tweet on Tuesday, Greta Thunberg, while attaching a news story about internet shutdowns in Delhi, said, “We stand in solidarity with the Farmers Protest in India.”
Meanwhile, Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait reached Jind, Haryana today (Wednesday) to attend Khap mahapanchayat. The panchayat will convene at Kandela village and will be attended by various leaders from across Haryana. Nearly 30 Khap panchayats are taking part in the event in support of farmers protesting against the three newly enacted agri laws. “Such panchayats will be held across the country until the government accepts our demands,” said Rakesh Tikait was quoted by news agency AN as saying.