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Bhupinder Singh Mann opts out of Supreme Court-appointed committee on farm legal guidelines



Farmers’ teams rejected the committee, saying their members have been already in favour of farm legal guidelines.

New Delhi:

Bhartiya Kisan Union president Bhupinder Singh Mann has stepped down from the Supreme Court-appointed committee to look into the Centre’s contentious farm legal guidelines, saying he didn’t want to “compromise farmers’ interests”. His determination got here a day forward of the subsequent spherical of talks between the federal government and the farmers. The matter will now return to the courtroom for additional orders.  

Mr Mann was a part of the four-member committee shaped by the highest courtroom on Tuesday to start a dialogue with the farmers and the federal government and recommend an answer to the 50-day protest persevering with on the borders of the nationwide capital.

Farmers’ teams, nevertheless, had rejected the committee, saying their members have been already in favour of farm legal guidelines and accused the federal government of engineering the problem.  

“We don’t accept this committee, all the members in this committee have been pro-government and these members have been justifying the laws,” Punjab farmers’ unions stated on Tuesday night.


Mr Mann was a part of a gaggle of farmers that met Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar in December, to precise their help for the brand new legal guidelines. Farmers unions sitting on protest at Delhi’s Singhu border have dismissed such teams, saying they weren’t those struggling the fallout of the brand new legal guidelines.

A press release from Mr Mann at the moment learn: “As a farmer myself and a Union leader, in view of the prevailing sentiments and apprehensions amongst farm unions and the public in general, I am ready to sacrifice any position offered or given to me so as not to compromise the interests of Punjab and farmers of the country. I am recusing from the committee”.

“I will always stand with my farmers and Punjab,” the assertion added.

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