- Prime Minister Narendra Modi speak today at Rajya Sabha on Farmers’ protests
- PM Modi said India needs to be wary of the FDI
- PM Modi says FDI which stand for Foreign Destructive Ideology
The ongoing protests from farmers on the 3 new Farm laws from the Indian Government has gone international and Tweets from renowned pop-star Rihanna and climate-activist from Sweden, Greta Thunberg, who favoured the agitating farmers have stirred up a hornet’s nest as now the opposition parties have started calling it a hit at India’s reputation.
On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address to the Rajya Sabha, played on the term “Foreign Direct Investment or FDI”.
In the Rajya Sabha, PM Modi said, “There is also a new FDI which is seen today, that is foreign destructive ideology we need to be aware of this”.
PM Modi said that the country need to stay wary of the deleterious influences from overseas which he referred to as “Foreign Destructive Ideology”.
Prime Minister Modi used the abbreviation in context with the ongoing protests from the farmers across the Indian borders which has, of late, received some support from a handful of global celebrities.
PM Narendra Modi also said, “In the last few years, we have witnessed a new category of protesters, ‘Andolan jeevi’, who one can witness in every agitation. We need to protect this country from these Andolan Jeevi, who are actually ‘parjeevi’. They don’t have their own strength, but they join all agitations.”
— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2021
Prime Minister Modi said that the nation, as a whole, is proud of the Sikh community, which is now leading the farmers’ protest, mostly.
He said, “This country is proud of Sikhs,” referring to the community that mostly been at the vanguard of the protest. “What have the Sikhs not done for the nation?”
The ongoing confrontation between the farmers and the Central Government over the 3 new farm laws, in recent days, has made its way beyond the national borders and even the United Nations stating that there is the need for peaceful negotiations and emphasising the farmers’ right to protest.
Though tweets from pop-singer Rihanna and climate activist Greta Thunberg boosted the confidence of the protesting farmers at the borders of the National Capital who have been standing firm since past 2 months, they also provided fuel to the already sizzling fire between the Central Government and the Opposition over the agricultural laws.
On Twitter, Rihanna posted, “#FarmersProtest” to say, “Why aren’t we talking about this?!”.
Soon after her tweet went viral and climate activist Greta Thunberg also posted tweets supporting the farmers’ protest in Delhi’s borders.
Farmers in numbers of tens of thousands, especially from Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, camped at the borders of Delhi for over 2 months with the main demand of revoking the 3 farm laws which the Central Government claims will reform the sector.
However, the famers claim that he agricultural laws will bring to an even more disadvantageous stance.