Tribune News Service
Bathinda, September 20
UK-based Punjabi singer Malkit Singh has come out in the support of the farmers over the issue of the three contentious agricultural bills.
Singh said, “Earlier, the government brought ‘One nation, one language’ which was also totally wrong and now the government has brought ‘One nation, one mandi’”.
Singh said, “I think big farmers can go to another state to sell their crop, but marginal farmers would face a huge problem, so Modi sahib should think about this and some minister has given resignation, we respect them as well, so everybody should do something for the betterment of our Punjab."
He also said, “In the songs, we presented Jatts as big heroes...I would appeal all NRIs and artists to support them. If I had been there, I would have gone to protest with them because I am also a son of Jatt and I would have fully supported them in their protest."
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This is a big issue and it should be resolved at the earliest, he added.
Malkit Singh stated this in a live interaction with his fans on social media on Saturday night. He also sang “Punjab saada rahe vasda, khet mazdoor rahe vasda” and "Ethe aayi bahut sarkaara ne par dukh sunea nahi kade kisi jatt da”.
Gurdas Maan has also come out in support of farmers as last night he posted on his social media handle “Kisan hai the Hindustan hai. Sarbat Da bhala hovey”.
Another Punjabi singer Jasbir Jassi has also come out with a song “Ko bhi sarkar hove, koi bhi darbar hove, kisan nu apne hakka lai ladna kyu painda, desh nu zindgi deke apni marna kyu painda, kyu sarkar koi aandata di gal nahi sundi, kyu koi thos niti kisan lai nahi bandi”.
Earlier, in 2018 as well, Jassi had performed at farmers' protest at the Ramlila Maidan in Delhi.
Singers Pammi Bai and Harjit Harman have announced support for the farmers and have reached out to them at the protest venue and staged a protest over this issue.
Meanwhile, Punjabi singer Ranjit Bawa has questioned Gurdaspur BJP MP, Sunny Deol, over his silence on the three ordinance issues pertaining to farmers.
“Sir u MP from Gurdaspur, @iamsunnydeol, you should do something for farmers, kam se kam kisan de haqq vich awaz maar do, tuhanu punjabia bahut hope naal MP banaya, me also from Gurdaspur, Majhe valeya jis nu vi jittaya mudke vadya e nahi, palo votan", read Ranjit Bawa's tweet.
Over the last few days, Bawa has been in complete support of the farmers. On Saturday, he took to the microblogging website, and wrote: “Private companies would take benefits of farmers because earlier after harvesting crop, he use to sell it in the mandi and start preparing for next season crop, only people like us would be harassed for four days for selling the crop and would give money as per their wish and would go taking away our crop. Later they will encroach our lands”.
Apart from this, Bawa also announced, that he would soon come up with a song over this issue.
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