Eastern Times: December 22, 2020, New Delhi: As fresh contingents of protesting farmers groups poured into the Delhi’s borders to join the ongoing blockade to demand the repeal of the contentious farm bills on Tuesday, the joint group of farmers or the Samyukta Kisan Morcha has urged people to “Give up their lunch meal in support of the farmers struggle” on National Kisan Day, December 23.
They have also decided to start an aggressive campaign to boycott all products and services of the Ambani and Adani groups from December 26 onwards.
The farmers’ groups will start picketing in front of business establishments run by big corporates like Adani and Ambani groups, to send out the message to boycott their products.
Since this will happen mostly in urban centres across the country, the AIKSCC have roped in urban middle class groups — teachers, students, workers — to carry it out on behalf of the farmers who are essentially based in rural areas.
“This is the first anti-corporate movement in the country since Independence, apart from being against the Centre and the ruling BJP, for turning agriculture from pro-farmer to pro-corporate,” the farmer leaders said.
Apart from the “Boycott Ambani-Adani Corporate products and Services” campaign appealing to people to avoid brand products and services such as Jio mobile service, Fortune food products, Reliance petrol pumps etc, on December 27, it will give a call to people to “Beat Plates (Thali Peetna) Against Falsehoods” at 11 am, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers his Man Ki Baat broadcast.
With the talks having failed between the government and the farmers so far, the protestors have decided to aggressively campaign against both the ruling BJP and the Big corporates like Amabni and Adani groups.