Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, January 31
Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu has claimed he feels “abandoned” after the events of January 26.
Sidhu, who’s one of two people being accused of instigating a riot in the national capital on January 26, said that he gave the ongoing farmers’ movement “his all” only to be “labeled a traitor”.
“There’s nothing that I haven’t done. I sat with the crowd for so many months, did everything with them. You didn’t see that,” he said in a Facebook Live he did on Sunday.
Sidhu, who was seen with brown shawl draped on his shoulder and a silver sheet forming the background for his video, claimed he felt “abandoned by everyone”, including Bharatiya Janata Party Member of Parliament Sunny Deol, for whom he campaigned in the 2019 general elections and who has since disassociated himself from Sidhu.
“You’ve singled out one person and called him a traitor. Why? Five lakh people—several leaders and singers—at the Red Fort. But you’ve singled one person out,” he said.
“Our people hoisted the Nishaan Sahib on an empty flagpole at the Red Fort to awaken the government. Nobody took a stand then. If they had, if they’d asked the government to wake up, asked them to give us what is our right, the fortunes of this movement would have been bright,” he said.
He also said he’s been on the streets “without food” since, and even went back to Patiala two days ago, where the police tried to “trap him”.