By Bharati Kumari
The protesting farmers have cut power supply from 1300 out of 9000 Jio Mobile Towers in Punjab.
After it was found that the only way to get Modi to directly talk to them is through troubling Ambani feel. Farmers’ boycott call was the first serious challenge to Ambani and Adani.
The chief logic that has caught on with the farmers is that the Narendra Modi government has passed the new farm laws only to benefit Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani’s businesses.
It is relevant to mention here that a wall-sized poster calling for the boycott of Reliance and Adani products have been put up near the main stage at Singhu border.
Baljeet Singh, the vice president of Majha Kisan Sangharsh committee, says that individuals under different groups have been putting up posters themselves.
“There are many such hand-written posters, placards and banners put up on tractors and trolleys demanding a boycott of Reliance and Adani products. People are protesting through various mediums,” Baljeet said.
It is apt to mention that last week Reliance Jio had reportedly complained to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) against rivals Airtel and Vodafone Idea alleging that the duo was spreading rumours that Reliance will gain from the three farm laws passed by the Narendra Modi government.
“And, the government says that we are misled. Mukesh Ambani’s reaction to our campaign against Jio has proved that we have hit them hard,” says a group of elderly farmers.
A video message of Dr. Darshan Pal, the president of Krantikari Kisan Union, was released on Kisan Ekta Manch Facebook page on December 24, appealing people to boycott all Reliance products in daily use.
“Reliance towers would automatically become redundant when its SIMs would not be in use,” he appeals in the video. The anger against corporate experts Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance and Gautam Adani’s Adani Group has been building up since the day the protests against the Central agriculture laws.
While firms belonging to billionaires Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani do not get hold of the foodgrains from farmers, the narrative that new farm laws are to benefit them has made them easy targets, with protesting farmers in different places in Punjab having vandalised and damaged Reliance Jio towers, cutting off connectivity.
The telecom towers damaged belonged to the Jio and common access infrastructure of the telecom industry.
The attacks have impacted telecom services and operators are struggling to maintain services in absence of action by law enforcement agencies.
Mukesh Ambani becomes fifth-richest in the world as net worth swells past $75 billion
He has a rapid shift towards the global rich list, and is now the fifth-richest in the world, climbing two ranks from barely a couple of weeks ago.
Ambani, 63, has seen his net worth reaches to $75.1 billion, from 69.9 billion on July 12, when he had become the world’s seventh-richest and surpassed Warren Buffet, according to the Forbes Real-Time Billionaires List.
Being a billionaire Ambani shouldn’t profit from the new farm laws, Ambani is just a name, the Idea is to attack Industrial and service sector.
The food in the plate of Ambani is the hard work of farmers how come the hunger isn’t fulfilled that the new farm law attracts Ambani.