Bollywood Comes In Support Of 35,000 Farmers Who Are Protesting In Mumbai Against Modi Government

Bollywood Comes In Support Of 35,000 Farmers Who Are Protesting In Mumbai Against Modi Government

Around 35,000 farmers are currently protesting at Azad Maidan in south Mumbai. The whole scenario is organised by  All India Kisan Sabha.

Why are farmers protesting? Here are the main points:

Bollywood Comes In Support Of 35,000 Farmers Who Are Protesting In Mumbai Against Modi Government

  1. Unconditional waiver of loans, electricity bills, minimum support price for agriculture produce and implementation of the Swaminathan Commission recommendations.
  2. Pension scheme for farmers.
  3. Protection of land owned by tribals.

On the other hand, Poonam Mahajan of the BJP gave a controversial statement regarding the protest, “I respect these farmers but what has bothered me the most is that these farmers are holding communist flags. I hope farmers aren’t being used for political agendas.”

Bollywood comes in support of 35,000 farmers

Bollywood Comes In Support Of 35,000 Farmers Who Are Protesting In Mumbai Against Modi Government

Many Bollywood actors showed their support to the farmers. Actor Kunal Khemu wrote, “I feel very emotional listening to the plight of the farmers and their stories. Walking barefoot and with bare necessities and still being as patient, calm and disciplined. I really hope we find a way to help end the prolonged ordeal of the backbone of this country – Jai Kisan!”

Riteish Deshmukh said: “50,000 farmers walked 180kms, asking for the rightful compensation for their crop. On their last stretch, they walked all night making sure they didn’t disturb the SSC board examinations. #Compassion #respect #Salute #JaiKisan.”

Other stars reacted as follows:

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