A coalition of farmers groups across the country have called for a mass protest and a Bharat bandh on Friday, September 25, to oppose the Farm Bills passed by Parliament.
Meanwhile, the Narcotics Control Bureau, which is probing an alleged Bollywood-drugs nexus, has summoned actresses Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and Rakul Preet Singh for questioning.
Deepika has been called to record her statement on Friday, September 25, the day of the farmers's protests.
Dominic Xavier is puzzled by the timing of the NCB summons to Bollywood's reigning empress.
Clearly, the television 'news' channels in thrall to the regime will play up whatever leaks are served up on Deepika's appearance at the NCB.
We wager that the farmer protests will be just another item on the news ticker on said news channels.
After all, no one practises the unsubtle art of distraction as you know who :).
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