Mathura: A day after the Supreme Court decided to hold back the Centre’s farm laws, veteran actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Mathura, Hema Malini said that farmers agitating at Delhi borders don’t know what they want, adding that they are only protesting because someone had asked them to do so.Also Read - Budget Could Consider Levying TDS/TCS On Crypto Trading, Make It Reportable in SFT
“It is good that the Supreme Court has stayed the laws. This will hopefully calm the situation. Farmers are not willing to come to a consensus even after so many talks. They do not even know what they want and what is the problem with the farm laws. This means that they are doing this because someone asked them to do it,” Hema Malini said. Also Read - CBSE Term 2 Board Exams: CBSE Releases Subjective Sample Papers For 10th, 12th Exams; Here's How to Download
Speaking on the vandalism of towers in Punjab, she said that it was ‘not nice’ to see farmers vandalising towers. Also Read - Only 29% People Get Full Cancellation Refund from Airlines During Covid Third Wave, Reveals Survey
“Punjab has suffered a lot of losses. It was not nice to see them (farmers) vandalise towers. The government has called them for talks repeatedly but they don’t even have an agenda,” she said.
Speaking about the COVID-19 situation, she reminded people that the pandemic is not yet over and masks should be used and safety protocols followed.
“Corona is not yet over. Some people from our party passed away due to the disease. The general public should continue to be more cautious. If we roam around freely (without precautions) it will increase again. Especially with this new bird flu, everyone should take care of themselves and their family,” she said.
The actor-turned-politician further said that she would definitely be vaccinated when her turn comes.
“Good that the vaccine is here now. I will definitely get the vaccine when my turn comes. The opposition has also said some things. Whatever the government says they have to say just the opposite,” she said.
With Agency inputs