SC appointed panel will speak to protesting farmers

Panel members to keep aside personal views on farm laws: Ghanwat

AS farmers and the  Government  are resuming dialogue on Wednesday, January 20  in an attempt to iron out their differences on the three  farm laws, Supreme Court appointed panel has resolved to ascertain views of the protesting farmers on the contentious issues. The three-member panel met for the first time today and said they would  not  their personal views on these Acts come in the way of their deliberations with various stakeholders. Committee member Anil Ghanwat said on Tuesday, while asserting that they are not on the side of any party or the government. After their first meeting here, Ghanwat said the first round of consultations with farmers and other stakeholders has been scheduled for Thursday. Bhupinder Singh Mann ,who was also appointed as a member of the committee, recused himself later after questions were raised by the agitating farmer unions about the views expressed by all members in the past in support of the contentious laws, against which thousands are protesting on Delhi borders for almost two months . he Centre’s new farm laws are designed to “destroy” the agriculture sector, Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi reiterated his demand for  repealing  the legislations saying  the laws will put the entire agriculture sector in the hands of “three to four crony capitalists”. The Centre’s new farm laws are “designed to destroy” the agriculture sector, the former Congress president .”I support the protesting farmers 100 per cent and every single person in the country should support them as they are fighting for us,” he said.There is just one solution that these three laws will have to repealed, Gandhi said when asked about the impasse in talks between the government and the protesting farmers.

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