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Member Opts Out Of Supreme Court-Appointed Panel On Farm Laws Amid Row

Bhartiya Kisan Union president and ex-Rajya Sabha MP from Punjab, Bhupinder Singh Mann, who was one of the four members of the Supreme Court-appointed panel on farm laws, said he is recusing himself from the panel on Thursday. Mann said he is thankful to the top court for nominating him on the committee but would sacrifice any position offered to him so as not to compromise the interests of farmers. “In view of the prevailing sentiments and apprehensions amongst the farm unions and the public in general, I am ready to sacrifice my position offered or given to me so as not to compromise the interests of Punjab and farmers of the country,” Mann said in a statement. He added: “I am recusing myself from the committee and I will always stand with my farmers and Punjab.” BKU tweeted from its official account saying, “S. Bhupinder Singh Mann Ex MP and National President of BKU and Chairman of All India Kisan Coordination Committee has recused himself from the 4 member committee constituted by Hon’ble Supreme Court. The Supreme Court-appointed a four-member committee to resolve the dispute between agitating farmer unions and the Centre over the three new farm laws. The committee is expected to hold a dialogue with farmers and submit its report within two months.

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