Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, January 4
Facing disconnect of sorts following farmers’ protests against farm laws, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited today moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court, claiming that neither the petitioner-company nor parent company Reliance Industries Limited and its affiliates had any plan, even in future, to enter corporate or contract farming.
In its petition, yet to come up for hearing, the petitioner-company claimed they had immense regard for the hard work of the farmers and were committed to do everything to empower them in letter and spirit.
Seeking the High Court’s intervention, the petitioner-company sought directions to the State of Punjab and other respondents to take action against efforts being made by vested interests and miscreants to completely sabotage and damage its network infrastructure and the centres and stores of the petitioner-company and its affiliates. Their counsel Aashish Chopra said some vested interests started a disinformation campaign, alleging the laws were passed to confer benefit on select corporates. The petitioner was in no manner connected with the laws.
‘No plan to enter contract farming’
Reliance Jio has claimed that neither the petitioner-company, nor parent firm Reliance Industries Ltd and its affiliates have any plan to enter corporate or contract farming.