Amid the impasse over the controversial agricultural laws between the farmers and the government, Daler Mehndi came out in support of the Centre. The singer urged the protesting farmers to trust Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the initiative. He asked them to not be influenced by rumours and other opinions.
Daler Mehndi backs farmer laws
In a video that has surfaced on Twitter, Daler Mehndi was heard saying, “Today is a big day for us, I am saying us because I am also a farmer.”
“This is my farm’s mustard and wheat produce. I have been a farmer for 20 years, and have been growing all this in my farms. And have laid the seeds for carrot, radish and sweet potato as well,” the veteran singer added.
He continued, “It is my fervent request to all to trust the agricultural bills passed by Modiji. Do not get swayed by rumours and other people’s opinions. So that we can go ahead as per our wish, there are no middlemen anymore.”
Urging all to ‘work for the progress of the nation’, the Rang De Basanti artist also said, “I also have a request to Modiji, to provide us with local seeds, so that the nation progresses, and everything is purely organic.”
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Numerous other artists of the film industry,especially those belonging to Punjab, have urged for a speedy resolution of the current controversy involving farmers. This include Dharmendra, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Diljit Dosanjh, Kapil Sharma, The Great Khali, among others. Many of them like Diljit and Harbhajan Mann have even participated in the protests being held at the borders of Delhi.
Daler Mehndi’s brother, singer Mika Singh has been tweeting his support to the protesting farmers. He had also hit out at Kangana Ranaut over her now-deleted tweet where she stated that an elderly woman, a part of the movement, was ‘available for Rs 100’ to protest.
Source: Republic World