Boxer Vijender Singh has joined the farmers' agitation at Singhu border (Haryana-Delhi border). The farmers' protest at the Singhu border, against Central Government's Farm laws, entered 11th day today. Addressing the farmers, Vijender Singh said, "If the government doesn't withdraw the black laws, I'll return my Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award - the highest sporting honour of the nation."
If the government doesn't withdraw the black laws, I'll return my Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award - the highest sporting honour of the nation: Boxer Vijender Singh #FarmLaws https://t.co/8Q5fVEmncC pic.twitter.com/imTATDZCei
— ANI (@ANI) December 6, 2020
Earlier, the Olympic bronze-medallist boxer leapt into the ring with actor Kangana Ranaut, who was involved in a Twitter feud with singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh on Thursday, about the ongoing farmer protests unfolding across north India. Vijender told Kangana she was has messed with the wrong people. Responding to a tweet by the Queen actor, Vijender wrote, “Galat panga le liya bhen.” In her tweet, Kangana had called Diljit a ‘pet’ of filmmaker Karan Johar.
Galat panga le liya bhen 👊🏽 https://t.co/MK687zEKOL
— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) December 3, 2020
Vijender Singh spoke out in support of the protesting farmers and their rights. Vijender said that while the protests are over farm laws which directly affect the farmers and their occupation, which essentially runs the country, some people are trying to deviate the narrative to further their own politically-driven agenda. He says the farmers are fighting for their own rights and not fighting the government, hence people should not try to shift the narrative.
“Farmers know what is right for them. These people run and feed the country and the government must understand what they are fighting for. Farmers have categorically mentioned that their fight is not against the government, so when you see some people trying to shift the narrative, you know their intentions are to malign the farmers and discredit the movement,” he told Indiatimes.