The farmers' protest against the central agricultural policies continues unabated. Following this, the farmers took a strong stand against the corporates. Currently, farmers in Punjab are staging a massive protest against Reliance Jio.
Power supply to Jio Towers in several places has been cut off. Reliance has cut off power supply to several Jio towers in Mansa, Punjab. This has affected the services of the telecom company in various parts of the state.
Avatar Singh, one of the protesters, said that power to the towers would not be restored until the unfair rules were repealed.
"We cut off the power supply to the Jio Towers. Jio and Reliance will continue to be boycotted until the laws against farmers are repealed. We will not allow anyone to run this. Everyone supports this." Singh told ANI that the Modi government had introduced these laws for corporates.
"We oppose Reliance and Jio," said another protester, Manpreet Singh, and added that power supply to the towers would not be restored until the agricultural laws were repealed.
Earlier, Reliance Jio had written to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) seeking stern action against Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea for spreading false propaganda against the company.
A month into the farmers' strike, their organizations are ready to hold talks with the central government again. It is learned that the farmers' organizations have informed that they will hold talks with the Centre on December 29.
The decision was taken at a meeting of 40 farmers' organizations to discuss the central government's position that open discussions can take place.