Following farmers’ call, thousands flood social media calling for boycott of Adani, Reliance products
After talks with govt broke down, farmers’ leaders said they would boycott all products of Adani Ltd and Reliance Industries Limited, including the highly-used Jio mobile SIM cards across the nation
After deliberating upon a proposal sent by the government offering a written assurance on minimum support prices (MSP), farmer leaders on Wednesday decided to reject the same. Signalling further escalation of their agitation, the union leaders said farmers across the nation would boycott all products of Adani Ltd and Reliance Industries Limited, including the highly-used Jio mobile SIM cards.
Addressing the press at Singhu border, they said the government has refused to roll back the laws despite their insistence in the past six rounds of meeting. This has compelled them to escalate their protest, the leaders of the agitation said.
"We will block Delhi-Jaipur and Delhi-Agra highways on 12th December," they said, adding that payments would not be made at toll plazas and all products of Adani and Reliance will be boycotted. "We will boycott Jio SIMs as well," they added.
Following the development, micro-blogging site Twitter was flooded with posts empathising with the farmers, and the hashtag #BoycottAmbaniAdani began to trend. We compiled some of these posts: