NEW DELHI: AAP Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced that his government will provide free WiFi hotspots at Singhu border for the protesting farmers.
Addressing a press conference, Keshav Chadha said the decision had been taken by “farmers’ sevadar Arvind Kejriwal”.
“We want the farmers to stay in touch with their family. We have identified a few spots to install the WiFi hotspots. This is an initiative of Arvind Kejriwal and the party,” Chadha said.
He said more such hotspots would be installed if there is more demand.
Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party have come out strongly in support of protesting farmers.
Earlier this month, he had visited Singhu border, one of the protest sites, and reviewed arrangements made for farmers by the AAP-led city government.
Meanwhile, Social activist Kisan Baburao Hazare popularly known as Anna Hazare announced that if the Centre fails to meet the demands of the concerning farmers, he would go on a hunger strike on January 2021. He further added that it would be his last protest.
Earlier this month, Hazare had written a letter to Union Agriculture Minister warning of a hunger strike if the demands of the farmers were not accepted.
Recently, the protestors have cut power to around 1500 telecom transmission towers in the state, with over 150 targetted on the weekend, after Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had called for an end to these disruptions.
The farmers have cut power supply to Reliance Jio’s mobile towers in Punjab, over the controversial farm reforms bill, which is set to change the agriculture economy. The state is said to have a total of 9,000 Reliance Jio telecom towers.
Sources informed that the farmers have also called out for the boycotting of products from Reliance Industries and Adani Group, both of which are seen as beneficiaries of the new law, which opens up the agricultural commerce ecosystem, and allows corporations to directly liaise with farmers for produce, eliminating middlemen.
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