Worldwide pop star Rihanna is “anti-national”, BJP chief Sambit Patra stated on Wednesday, February 3, reacting to the singer’s six-word tweet in help of farmers’ protests in India.
Sambit Patra additionally attacked Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for attempting to attain political brownie factors on a topic he knew nothing about, reported NDTV.
“Rihanna and Rahul each know nothing about farmers… about crops, however each are tweeting on this situation. The place have been these folks when Gandhi’s statue was attacked? Why did not these worldwide celebs tweet then?” the BJP chief requested.
“Did they tweet when Kashmiri Pandits are taken out? Did they tweet when Delhi Police obtained injured with swords on January 26? None of those worldwide activists tweeted then. Rahul Gandhi goes overseas meets anti-India parts… whether or not it’s Rihanna or Mia Khalifa. It’s all propaganda to defame India. These are anti-national parts,” he requested
Rihanna took to Twitter on February 2 to increase her help to the farmers protesting on the outskirts of Delhi towards the centre’s three contentious farm legal guidelines.
She tweeted to her 100 million followers: “Why aren’t we speaking about this?” and shared an article on the farmers’ protest.
That tweet triggered blended reactions from netizens on the social media platform-including assault by Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut who alleged an try to divide India and known as the singer a “idiot”. Whereas some got here out in help of worldwide consideration, others known as it a “nationwide affair” and stated that India will not be answerable to anybody.
Quickly after Rihanna’s tweet went viral, teen local weather activist Greta Thunberg, American and British politicians, and Lebanese-American former grownup movie star Mia Khalifa additionally got here out in help of farmers protesting in India.
With worldwide voices drawing the worldwide consideration to protests in India, the federal government warned towards the “temptation of sensationalist social media hashtags and feedback” and stated that the protests have been by “a really small part of farmers” in elements of India.