Bhupinder Singh Mann, National President of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Mann), who recused himself from the 4-member committee appointed by Supreme Court over the new farm laws, has said that there was no point in being a part of the committee as farmers had announced that they will not appear before it.
“The people we are supposed to listen to (farmers) are saying that they won’t appear before the committee. What is the point?” Mann told ANI. When asked what took him two days to recuse himself, Mann said that he had not been intimated about the appointment till the 14th.
“On January 12 when the decision was taken by the SC, I was contacted by several people asking me if I was the one who was appointed in the committee. I had no idea about this. I told reporters that till I am officially communicated to about it, I cannot say anything. I only received communication on January 14,” he said.
He added that after receiving the appointment letter, he spoke to the Chief Justice and informed him about his position in the matter. “I spoke to the Chief Justice and told my position and informed him that I want to recuse myself,” he said.