SKM leaders question composition of MSP panel, may give it a miss

Farmers' grouping has also been roiled by factional disputes since year-long agitation was called off

Rakesh Tikait
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Even within Rakesh Tikait’s Bhartiya Kisan Union, which led the agitation at Delhi’s borders with Uttar Pradesh, a splinter section is calling itself the BKU (apolitical)

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
The three slots that the Centre has kept vacant for the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) in the high-powered panel formed to make the Minimum Support Price (MSP) mechanism more effective and transparent are unlikely to be filled by the farm grouping. The reasons behind this are reservations over the composition of the 29-member committee and differences within the grouping.

The vacant slots will be filled when the SKM, which spearheaded the year-long protest against the three farm laws the Centre introduced in 2020, sends the names.

Prominent voices in the SKM have questioned the committee’s composition and its terms of reference, alleging

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First Published: Jul 19 2022 | 1:31 PM IST

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