Farmers’ Union request the SC to put new members in the Farmer Laws Committee

Approach of Art.136 Cannot Be Adopted While Deciding Petitions by The High Court Under Art.227: SC

The Bhartiya Kisan Union Lokshakti (BKUL) has recently filed a plea through advocate AP Singh in the Supreme Court. This plea requested the removal of the remaining members of the committee that was set up to resolve the Farm Bills Issue. The four members of this committee were Bhupinder Singh Mann (National President of Bharatiya Kisan Union), Dr. Pramod Kumar Joshi, Ashok Gulati (Agricultural Economist), and Anil Ghanwat (President of Shetkari Sanghatana). Mr. Mann recused himself from the committee on 14th January. The plea stated that the rest of the three members are more supportive of the farm laws. Pramod Kumar Joshi recently co-authored an article that quoted that “any dilution in the farm laws will constrain Indian agriculture to harness emerging global opportunities.”  Ashok Gulati had argued in an Indian Express article that the farm laws are in the right direction. He commented that the opposition has been misguided and that the laws will “make Indian agriculture globally competitive, and benefit farmers and consumers alike.” Anil Ghanwat, in an article, said that the laws have opened opportunities for the farmers and must be implemented, but with some changes to it. The plea stated that the committee might have a decision that is heavily biased and thereby violative of the principles of natural justice.