Punjabi Artistes Throw Weight Behind Farmers, Target Centre In Songs
Singer Babbu Mann has announced that in solidarity with farmers, he will take part in ‘Chakka Jam’ on 25 September. Punjabi singers in their songs called the Government's decision as “arbitrary” and "harmful" for the farmers. Agitated farmers are also playing these songs during protest. Punjabi singer Gippy Grewal also made a song on social media raising his voice against the bills.
Superstar singer Diljit Dosanjh tweeted: "Farmers can't decide the rate. There is No Minimum Support Price decided. Farmers don't have storage to store the crops so it doesn't matter on how much limit they have. We expect farmers to feed the nation but they can't decide on the rate?"
ਕਿਸਾਨ ਮਜਦੂਰ ਏਕਤਾ ਜ਼ਿੰਦਾਬਾਦ pic.twitter.com/Z2icYbgr5i— Gippy Grewal (The Main Man) (@GippyGrewal) September 20, 2020
Veteran singer of Punjab Gurdas Maan sharing his picture, wrote, 'Kisan hai and Hindustan hai, Jai jawan Jai Kisan'.
ਕਿਸਾਨ ਬਚਾਓ ਦੇਸ਼ ਬਚਾਓ— DILJIT DOSANJH (@diljitdosanjh) September 17, 2020
Kisaan Virodhi Bill Da Asi Sarey Virod Karde Haan
ਹਾਏ ਨੀ! ਇਹ ਪੱਥਰ ਹੋਈਆਂ ਜੀਭਾਂ,
ਹਾਏ ਨੀ! ਦਿਲ ਭਰਿਆ ਪਲ ਪਲ ਫਿਸੇ।
ਹਾਏ ਨੀ! ਇਹ ਡਾਢੇ ਪੈਂਡੇ ਲੰਮੇ,
ਹਾਏ ਨੀ! ਨਿਰੀਆਂ ਸੂਲਾਂ ਗਿੱਟੇ ਗਿੱਟੇ। pic.twitter.com/gnIrXjM6RX
Singer Ranjit Bawa expressed his displeasure and appealed to BJP MP from Gurdaspur and Bollywood actor Sunny Deol to do something for the farmers. "At least raise the voice for farmers rights", he said.
Generally, the artistes of Hindi cinema assume silence instead of expressing their opinion on political issues, but Punjabi singers and artists have set a good example by opening a front against the central government.
Sir u r MP from Gurdaspur , @iamsunnydeol , so u should do something for farmers , kam se kam Kisana de haqq vich awaz maar do , tuhanu punjabia bhut hope nal MP banaya m also frm Gurdaspur , Majhe valya ne jis ju v jiataya mudke vadya e nahi Palo votan— Ranjit Bawa (@BawaRanjit) September 20, 2020