Sunny Deol gets Y-category security after supporting new farm laws
Actor and politician Sunny Deol has been given Y-category security by the central government. The security upgrade has come days after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader extended his support to the three new contentious farm laws passed by the government earlier this year. The said laws have triggered massive protests across the country. Here are more details on this.
What did Deol say about the farm laws?
Tweeting about the issue, Deol had written, "I request the entire world that this matter remains between our farmers and the government. Do not interfere, because they will find a way after holding discussions." "I know that many people want to take advantage of it and create problems. They are not thinking of the farmers and may have their own agenda," he added.
Here is the tweet by Sunny Deol
He will now have 11 personnel: Report
As reported by NDTV, Deol would now be protected by a team of 11 personnel, including two commandos and policemen. Earlier, the actor had faced heavy backlash over his silence on the burning matter. For the unversed, Deol is a Member of Parliament from Gurdaspur in Punjab. He had joined the BJP last year, ahead of the crucial general elections.
Bollywood remains divided over farm laws
Ever since the new farm laws were introduced by the Centre, the entertainment industry has remained divided over them. While actors such as Sunny Deol and Kangana Ranaut have supported the agricultural laws, others like Taapsee Pannu, Priyanka Chopra, Diljit Dosanjh, Swara Bhaskar, and Kapil Sharma have come out in support of the protesting farmers. Kangana has strongly condemned the protests.
Kangana slammed Priyanka, Diljit for supporting farmers' protest
Kangana has time and again slammed Priyanka and Diljit for supporting the protesting farmers. She recently tweeted, "People like Diljit and Priyanka will be hailed by the left media for misleading and encouraging farmers protests, pro Islamists and anti India film industry and brands will flood them with offers (sic)." Yesterday, she claimed the protests have resulted in huge losses.
Please tell me who will pay for this, asked Kangana
Cost of farmers protests so far 70,000 crores, because of dharna economic slowdown in neighbouring industries and small factories, might lead to riots, @diljitdosanjh and @priyankachopra you understand our actions have serious consequences please tell me who will pay for this? https://t.co/1KHSuFyQTo— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) December 16, 2020
What is the farmers' protest all about?
Ever since the government has announced three new agricultural laws, thousands of farmers across the nation have united to protest against them. While the Centre claims that these laws are beneficial for the farmers and will provide them maximum profit by eliminating the middlemen, farmers feel that the laws will deprive them of the minimum guaranteed prices and make them vulnerable to big corporates.