So, the government has finally repealed the three farm laws. As you know, farmers had been protesting these farm laws since last year. And a wave of happiness went through Bollywood. Or at least amongst those stars who supported the farmers’ agitation. So actors like Taapsee Pannu, Richa Chadha, Sonu Sood, Gul Panag, and Shruti Seth rejoiced at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to take back the three laws.
Expressing her happiness, Taapsee Pannu wrote on her Instagram stories, “Also gurpurab diyan sab nu vadhaiyaan. (Happy Guru Nanak Jayanti to all).
Richa Chadha called it the farmers’ victory. she tweeted, “Jeet gaye aap log. Aap ki jeet sab ki jeet hai.” (You’ve won. Your win is everyone’s win).”
Sonu Sood tweeted, ” This is wonderful news! Thank you @narendramodi ji, @PMOIndia, for taking back the farm laws. Thank you, farmers for raising just demands through peaceful protests. Hope you will happily return to be with your families on the Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji today.”
Gul Panag who also participated in the farmers’ agitation wrote a series of tweets. She wrote, “Grateful to @narendrmodi for repealing the Farm laws, finally. I wish we didn’t have to let the impasse last this long, cause so many lives to be lost. And demonize, debase, delegitimize the Farm Protest and the protestors. #Farmlawsrepealed.”
She also tweeted, ” Let this be a lesson for future governments to find the means & the will, to engage with all stakeholders when bringing about reform. And also a lesson for lawmakers- that legislative procedure can’t be circumvented by passing laws in minutes without discussion & debate.”
She further added. ” And no, farmers are NOT going to forget (or forgive) being called hooligans, ‘mawaalis’ anti-national, terrorists, goons. Remember that. They have, through their grit & perseverance, forced the hand of this Government, that doesn’t back down, on anything. #farmlawsrepealed.”
Shruti Seth tweeted saying, ” So many lives lost. Such a heavy price. But proud of the farmers for holding their ground, peacefully! Jai Kisan. Jai Hind.”