Union ministers and senior BJP leaders posted on Twitter that the celebrities' comments were part of a 'global propaganda'.
The institute has strongly excluded foreign celebrities 'comments on farmers' protests, saying a clear understanding of the issue is needed before rushing to comment on the unrest, senior BJP leaders and ministers took to social media to counter the 'propaganda'.
From BJP head JP Nadda to Union ministers Hardeep Singh Puri and Smriti Irani, party leaders tweeted in response to tweets in support of Rihanna and Greta Thunberg's farmers' protest, while using the hashtags #IndiaTogether and #IndiaAgainstPaganda.
So, how did it all start?
Shortly after the Department of Foreign Affairs (MEA) issued a statement saying that a small percentage of farmers had some doubts about the farm conversion, politicians rallied to dump the tweets of celebrities like Rihanna.
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri quoted from a statement issued by the MEA and clarified, “The agricultural sector reform law was passed by the Indian parliament after a full debate and debate. The government has already held twelve talks with some farmers who have expressed doubts about the rules. ”
“It is unfortunate that the parties involved are trying to disrupt the process and protest by strengthening their system. We saw this on Republic Day and we also see it when other public bodies make statements without getting the facts and understanding the issues, ”said the minister.
The Minister of Youth Affairs and Sport Kiren Rijiju said, “For 1000 years India has been defeated, taken, plundered and ruled by invaders not because India is weak but there has always been Jaichand. We need to ask who is behind this international propaganda to insult India, the minister added.
Minister of State for Transport and Highways VK Singh said, “Times are changing. Influencers on digital media platforms have great power when communicating with their fans. One must be aware of those powers and responsibilities associated with them. "
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also shared the MEA statement. Here's what he wrote on Twitter:
Using the hashtags, Cabinet Minister for the Union of Fabrics and Women and Children's Development Smriti Irani also joined her colleagues in criticizing foreign celebrities.
The BJP chief also took to Twitter while sharing a MEA statement. "We stand together. We stand for United against all attempts to defame India through propaganda and false news," wrote BJP chief executive JP Nadda.