new Delhi. The National President of Bharatiya Kisan Union (MAN) and former MP Bhupinder Singh Mann (81) has distanced itself from the four-member committee nominated by the Supreme Court. The farmers’ unions objected to the inclusion of Mann and said that he had already supported the agricultural laws.
Mann issued a statement saying, “I am removing myself from the committee and I will always stand with my farmers and Punjab.” In his statement the farmer leader said that with the farmer unions on the three laws brought by the central government He is grateful to the Hon’ble Supreme Court for being nominated to the 4 member committee set up to initiate negotiations. Being a farmer and union leader himself, he is aware of the feelings and apprehensions prevailing between the farmers union and the general public. He is ready to sacrifice any post so that his interests are not compromised.
Earlier on the formation of the committee, Mann said that he was yet to get official information from the Supreme Court that he was a member of a committee. If his name is included in the committee, he will work in a neutral manner. A resident of Batala district of Punjab, Mann has been a Rajya Sabha MP from 1990 to 1996. To end the ongoing impasse on the new farm laws, the Supreme Court had on Tuesday stayed all three agricultural laws and constituted a committee of experts to hear all sides and understand the ground situation.
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