Prime News, National (Mumbai), February 6:- Former CM and Maharashtra BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis has questioned why the Uddhav Thackeray government is silent on the “insult” of Sachin Tendulkar over his tweet on the farmers’ protest.
In a tweet written in Marathi, Fadnavis asked will the Maha Vikas Aghadi government remain silent even “after the insult meted out to Bharat Ratna and Marathi pride Sachin Tendulkar.”
Fadnavis was reacting to an ANI tweet showing members of the Youth Congress in Kerala pouring black oil on a cutout of Sachin Tendulkar in Kochi. The Kerala Youth Congress leaders were protesting over his tweet on international personalities coming out in support of the farmers’ protest.
Sachin Tendulkar joined the host of Indian actors, cricketers and other celebrities in supporting the government stand asking “India to stand united” against external forces.
“India’s sovereignty cannot be compromised. External forces can be spectators but not participants. Indians know India and should decide for India. Let’s remain united as a nation,” wrote Sachin Tendulkar.
The legendary cricketer was reacting to tweets by pop icon Rihanna, climate activist Greta Thunberg and other international celebrities voicing their solidarity with the farmers’ protest. Rihanna’s tweet brought international attention to the farmers’ agitation with the UN Human Rights watchdog calling for restraint. (MR, Inputs: Agencies)