CHANDIGARH, JANUARY 14, 2021: Former MP and national president of Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU), Bhupinder Singh Mann, has refused to be a part of a four-member committee formed by Supreme Court (SC) for resolving the deadlock between farmers and the central government on three farm laws.
In a press statement issued on Thursday, Maan stated that he will always be with the farmers and Punjab.
“I am thankful to Hon’ble Supreme Court of India for nominating me in the 4 member committee to start a dialogue with Kisan Unions on the three laws brought in by the Central Government,” said Bhupinder Singh Maan.
Maan said that he is ready to sacrifice his position in the interest of farmers.
“As a farmer myself and a Union leader, given the prevailing sentiments and apprehensions amongst the farm unions and the public in general, I am ready to sacrifice any position offered or given to me to not compromise the interests of Punjab and farmers of the country, I am recusing myself from the Committee and I will always stand with my farmers and Punjab,” Mann added.
On January 12, the Supreme Court has formed a panel to break the farm laws deadlock. Members included agricultural economists P.K. Joshi and Ashok Gulati, and farmer leaders Anil Ghanwat and Bhupinder Singh Mann.