The Supreme Court-appointed committee to resolve the impasse over farm laws will hold its first meeting today.
The meeting comes even as farmers’ groups this evening said they will not accept the committee, which according to them comprises members who had favoured the Centre’s laws.
The top court had last week stayed until further orders the implementation of the laws and also set up a four-member committee to find an amicable solution to end the impasse between the Centre and farmers’ unions over the legislations.
Bhartiya Kisan Union President Bhupinder Singh Mann, however, recused himself from the committee last week. Apart from Ghanwat, agri-economists Ashok Gulati and Pramod Kumar Joshi are the other members of the panel.
The panel will hear views of farmers across the country, both who support and oppose the new farm laws, and submit a report within two months to the apex court.
The ‘Delhi Chalo’ farmers’ protest at border points of New Delhi has entered the 55th day today. Thousands of farmers, especially from Punjab and Haryana, are staging a sit-in protest along Delhi borders.
The protest started on November 26. The farmers are demanding a complete rollback of the new farm reform laws and a guarantee on the Minimum Support Price (MSP) system being retained.
Multiple rounds of talks between the Centre and the farmers’ union leaders have ended in a stalemate.