Haryana’s popular singer Sapna Chaudhary also came out in support of farmers on Tuesday and criticised the lathi-charge on farmers in Kurukshetra last week. This outpouring of support from singers, who have a wide following among the youth, is expected to fuel farmer protests in both states.
“The farmers are protesting in Punjab. I am myself a farmer. My father and my grandfather are farmers too. I will always stand with the farmers for their rights and we are planning a protest. I will tell the programme soon to all my fans in villages,” Moosewala said in an Instagram video on Tuesday, garnering more than 700,000 views within hours.
Babbu Mann also said in an Instagram video on Tuesday, which scored 400,000 views, that he will join farmer protests on September 25 in Punjab and said “he will fight against the designs of Delhi and those of corporates”.
Leading Punjabi singer and actor Diljit Dosanjh had already thrown his weight behind farmers, saying someone should hold a dialogue with the farmers since they are out on the roads protesting. “Someone should at least listen to the farmers. I am also from a farmer family,” Dosanjh wrote in a Twitter post.
Punjabi singer Daler Mehndi and actor and BJP MP from Gurdaspur, Sunny Deol, had spoken in favour of the bills but they have faced some backlash in the state. While some farmers have burnt effigies of Mehndi, Congress cadre protested against Deol and said he will not be allowed to enter Punjab.
Singer Ammy Virk, meanwhile, posted a picture of the farmer protests and said, “I am an actor and a singer later, son of a farmer first.” He said dreams of many people will die with the bills being brought by the Centre. “Regardless of which party you belong to, let's put politics aside and come together, let's fight for rights,” Virk said on Twitter.
Punjabi music legends Gurdas Mann and Malkit Singh have also made social media posts praising the farmer community while some upcoming Punjabi singers have also penned songs in favour of the farmers.
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1 Comment on this Story
Valerian Pereira66 days ago
1/Cut out the middle men..brokers s.
so that the Farmer benefits and earn for his Hard work.
But the State /Local Govts. should lay down Clean/Clear Infrastructure like:
Cold/Chiller storage/Dry Ports.
Ware houses in span of scale: X sq miles area.
Rail ..Logistic bases.. Water transport..
Rail Platform . Set up Mandis.
ON LINE one stop sops.Home delivery.etc.
Needs lots of Coordination to set the flow.Start Model Farm to Home system.APPS..
make it Happen.now.
Let the Grassroots farmers enjoy.be prosperous.
Declare Green Revolution along with Industrial revolution:
Mechanized Farming: industrial scale.
Let all AUTO Giants : Design/Fabricate :
Push cart like system with Coolers...and 3 wheelers.mounted with Vegetable fruits to sell from Street to street.Hygienically..clean.