India, Jan. 12 -- We never asked for a committee; neither did we ask for the court's intervention, they said

Farmer unions at a press conference January 12, 2021 rejected the committee appointed by the Supreme Court to help solve the farm law controversy, claiming all four members had supported the laws in the past.

The Supreme Court, in the earlier part of the day, had announced the formation of the committee to examine the concerns of farmer unions and hold talks between them and the Centre.

The members are Ashok Gulati, agricultural economist; Pramod Joshi, director (South Asia), International Food Policy Research Institute; Anil Dhanvat, president, Shetkari Sangathan, Maharashtra and Bhupinder Singh Mann of the Bhartiya Kisan Union...