Reliance Industries Jio’s telecommunications department has asked India’s Regular Telecommunications Authority to take action against rival networks Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea for allegedly trying to turn customers ‘perceptions against it amid farmers’ protests against the government’s agricultural laws, reported Reuters on Monday. .
The company led by Mukesh Ambani claimed in its letter to the telecoms regulator on December 10 that rival networks had created an impression that it would win by the three laws. “We would like to draw your attention again to the fact that as a result of the aforementioned false propaganda by competitors to influence customer perception, we have received a large number of ports (cancellation) requests, “Reliance Jio said in the letter.
Jio added that its rivals are promoting rumors about the “unethical monetary benefits in the form of induced carrying of RJIL (Jio) customers”, according to Mint.
Bharti Airtel and Vodafone have both denied Jio’s “baseless” allegations, according to Reuters. “Despite being provoked by some competitors we know will try to make unfounded allegations, adopt bullying tactics and use intimidating behavior, we have always done our business with character and transparency, of which we are very proud and known,” Airtel said in letter, according to Mint.
Airtel said Jio’s complaint deserves to be “dismissed with the contempt it deserves.” “It tastes bad and is small, to say the least,” he added.
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Tens of thousands of peasants, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, are protesting at key entrances to Delhi for 20 straight days. Farmers fear that agricultural reforms will weaken the minimum support price mechanism under which the government buys agricultural products, lead to deregulation of crop prices, deny them a fair reward for their products and leave them under the power of companies.
While the farmers went on a hunger strike on Monday, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the government was ready to discuss every clause of the three disputed farm laws with the protesting farmers.
On December 9, they rejected the Center’s written proposal for amendments to the three laws and threatened to intensify their protests. Tomar, however, said 10 organizations associated with the All India Kisan Coordinating Committee have extended their support to the laws.