Says Sonu Sood “Amazing”, Kangana Ranaut “Sad”: Actor On Farm Law Move

Actress Kangana Ranaut said on social media, “Congratulations to all who wanted it this way.” file

Mumbai:

The decision of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government to repeal three agriculture laws was welcomed by various cine personalities including actors Sonu Sood, Urmila Matondkar, Taapsee Pannu and Richa Chadha.

Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab, Haryana and UP, who have been protesting for over a year, are demanding the Farmer Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Prices. were demanding withdrawal. The Assurance and Agricultural Services Act, 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

Enacted in September last year, the three agriculture laws have been heralded as major reforms in the agriculture sector by the central government that will remove middlemen and allow farmers to sell anywhere in the country.

On the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, PM Modi said that three agricultural laws will be repealed in the upcoming winter session of Parliament.

Addressing the nation, he said, “Today I want to tell everyone that we have decided to repeal all three agricultural laws.”

Soon after the announcement, various film personalities took to social media to express their happiness over the government’s decision and praised the perseverance of the farmers.

Mr Sood termed the news as wonderful and thanked not only PM Modi but also the farmers for holding peaceful protests.

“This is an amazing news! Thank you, @narendramodi ji, @PMOIndia, for withdrawing the agricultural laws. Farmers, thank you for raising the just demands through peaceful protests. Hope you light up your families with joy. Will be back together. Today Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Purab,” he said in a tweet.

Sharing a picture of farmers, actor-politician Ms Matondkar expressed happiness over the decision.

“Victory needs passion, which needs boiling blood, this sky will also come to the surface, all it needs is intentions, that echo of victory. Kisanandolaan Zindabad. Best wishes to my farmer brothers and sisters. Salute to the martyr farmers always # Jaikisan always,” he wrote.

Ms Chadha, 34, posted a picture of herself wearing a T-shirt that has a farmer on it and said it would be her day’s outfit.

“Sarbat Da Bhala! #OOTD,” she said.

Ms Pannu shared a news clip which said, ‘PM says 3 agricultural laws should be withdrawn’ and its caption read: “Also….. Gurpurab diyan sab nu vadhaiyaan.”

Actress Gul Panag says it is a lesson for future governments to engage with all stakeholders while bringing about reforms.

“I wish we didn’t have to let the standoff last so long that would have cost so many lives. And defame, defame, illegalize Farm Protest & Protesters. #Farmlawsrepealed,” she wrote.

He also expressed displeasure over the farmers being called goons, anti-nationals and terrorists and said that it will not be forgotten and forgiven.

Dia Mirza tweeted, “Jai Kisan #gurupurab.”

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta said it is time to celebrate the determination and perseverance of farmers.

“Let us celebrate the farmers, their patience and their perseverance today,” he tweeted.

Actor Ranvir Shorey said, “In the end, politics and politicians are winners. In #India, they always are. #Bharat has to be made.”

Actor Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub expressed his happiness on social media while congratulating the farmers.

He said, “Many congratulations to the farmer friends and all the supporters!! We fought with our comrades, we won the comrades! If you try, you will win sometime!!

Filmmaker Onir welcomed the decision but also said that all those who lost their lives amid the protests should not be forgotten.

He said, “Jai Ho Kisan Andolan. Farmers’ protest. That’s what I have heard for a long time. But don’t forget all the people lost in this long fight.”

“The sign of a true democracy is when the opposing groups come together for greater harmony of the country! Glad that the government has decided to cancel and repeal the impasse to make the #farmlaws work again and bring peace. Let us all celebrate in this spirit. Gurupurab with folded hands on #GuruNanakJayanti,” said actor Randeep Hooda.

However, actress Kangana Ranaut had a different perspective.

In his Instagram stories, the actor expressed his displeasure over the government’s decision to repeal three agricultural laws.

“Sad, shameful and absolutely inappropriate,” she said.

He wrote in response to a social media user, “If people on the street have started making laws and not the government elected in Parliament then it is also a jihadi nation… Congratulations to all who want this. ” who appreciated the move.

The protesting farmers had expressed apprehension that the new laws would pave the way for removing the security cover of the Minimum Support Price (MSP) and leaving the market system at the mercy of big corporates.

In the past, many celebrities like Ms. Pannu, Ms. Chadha, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Preity Zinta, Swara Bhaskar, Diljit Dosanjh, Riteish Deshmukh, director Hansal Mehta, Harbhajan Mann, Jasbir Jassi have extended their support. Demonstrating farmers through social media

Many Punjabi singers and actors including Mr. Mann, Kanwar Grewal, Harf Cheema, Babbu Mann, Jass Bajwa, Himmat Sandu, R. Nayat, Anmol Gagan wrote songs reflecting the fighting spirit of the farmers.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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