Sachin Tendulkar has now been approached by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to tweet in favour of the protesting farmers

News Desk: Following attacks by the Opposition for his Twitter post with ‘India Together’ and ‘India Against Propaganda’ hashtags and demonstrations outside his house, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has now been approached by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to tweet in favour of the protesting farmers.

AAP leader Preeti Sharma Menon has written to Tendulkar urging him to support the farmers with his tweet after a youth who reportedly protested outside the former India captain’s residence on Monday made the demand.

Menon said that the youth, Ranjeet Bagel, had travelled 400 km to come all the way from Pandharpur in Maharashtra’s Solapur district to Mumbai only to request Tendulkar to put out at least one tweet in support of the farmers protesting against the Centre’s new agriculture laws.

The AAP shared a photo where Bagel is seen holding a poster asking when Tendulkar will tweet in support of farmers. The poster also bears the name of the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana, a farmer organisation led by former MP Raju Shetti.

Endorsing Bagel’s request, Menon wrote an open letter imploring Tendulkar to tweet in favour of our farmers who have been protesting at Delhi borders for more than two months now.

Several celebrities, including Tendulkar, and legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, recently rallied around the central government on social media following tweets by American pop singer Rihanna and Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg who lent their voice to the agitating farmers.

Maharashtra leaders including NCP president Sharad Pawar and MNS chief Raj Thackeray spoke against Tendulkar’s tweet on farm laws that read: “India’s sovereignty cannot be compromised. External forces can be spectators but not participants. Indians know India and should decide for India. Let’s remain united as a nation. #IndiaTogether #IndiaAgainstPropaganda.”

On Monday, State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh ordered a probe into the Twitter posts made by celebrities, including Sachin Tendulkar, Akshay Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and many others, on farmers’ protest.