“Use Akshay Kumar for propaganda, not Sachin Tendulkar, Lata Mangeshkar”: Raj Thackeray on government’s use of celebrities to counter Rihanna’s tweet

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray said on Saturday that the central government should not field Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar in their campaign to counter foreign celebrities tweeting in support of agitating farmers. These celebrities are facing criticism on social media. Should have used people like Akshay Kumar.

Let us tell you that, on the one hand, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar exhorted the great cricketer Sachin Tendulkar to tweet in response to the tweet of foreign celebrities on the farmers’ movement, on the other hand the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNC) chief Raj Thackeray has advised the Central Government that the Central Government should not field Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar in their campaign to counter foreign celebrities tweeting in support of agitated farmers. For this, these celebrities have faced criticism on social media.

Raj Thackeray slams center

Speaking to reporters, Raj Thackeray said, “The Modi govt should not have asked Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar to tweet for their social media campaign to counter the tweets of international celebrities and should not have put their reputation at stake. Now they will have to face trolling on social media. ” He said that the government should restrict the use of actors like Akshay Kumar for its campaign.

Thackeray said, “They (Tendulkar and Mangeshkar) are veterans in the true sense of their fields but are very simple people. They should not have asked to tweet with the same hashtag. He tweeted what the government asked him to tweet and now he is facing criticisms. “

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MNS chief Raj Thackeray also said that if American singer Rihanna and other celebrities supported farmers protesting against new agricultural laws was like interfering in India’s internal affairs, then Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s slogan in support of Donald Trump was also troublesome.

Thackeray, citing Modi’s Houston rally during the tenure of then US President Donald Trump, said, “On this basis, there was no need to hold a rally like the ‘Abki Baar Trump Sarkar’ in America.” It was an internal matter of that country. ” He also said that the laws against which the farmers are protesting may have some shortcomings that must be removed.

Raj Thackeray’s talking to press:

Significantly, many cricket stars and film personalities, including Sachin Tendulkar, supported the government against the rise of global celebrities in support of the farmers’ movement against agricultural laws. Many foreign celebrities, including American pop star Rihanna, environmental activists Greta Thunberg, Mia Khalifa, Mina Harris, were tweeted in support of the farmers.

Defending the government after the tweet of foreign celebrities, Tendulkar wrote in his tweet, “India’s sovereignty cannot be compromised.” Foreign forces may be spectators but not participants. Indians know India and they will decide for India. There is a need to unite as a country. “

Apart from these, other Indian celebrities including actors Akshay Kumar, Saina Nehwal, Karan Johar, Lata Mangeshkar, Ajay Devgan, Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble also tweeted in support of the government.

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