TAD NewsDesk, New Delhi: The state Powercom’s move to change the official’s and employees’ sim cards from Vodafone to Reliance Jio has not been well received by the farmers.
Leaders of the BKU (Ugrahan) and Punjab Kisan Union among other unions said the Punjab Government had been making “towering claims” of supporting farmers’ stir against the three agricultural laws but it had decided to use SIM cards of Jio against whom farmers have been holding protests for months now.
Sukhdev Singh Kokri Kalan, general secretary, BKU (Ekta Ugrahan), said
“The state government has been making statements in support of the farmers’ agitation to gain political mileage out of it but the reality is different. Though we welcome that it stood by the movement till now, we vehemently oppose its decision to switch mobile network of Powercom employees to Jio.”
The farmers had been trying to take a stand against any kind of anti-farmer stand that the government is aiming for and this in their knowledge is one of those moments.
Source: The Tribune