BJP ally Hanuman Beniwal has resigned from three parliamentary panels in support of farmers’ protest against the three controversial Farm Laws passed by the central government. Beniwal, who’s the head of Rashtriya Loktantrik Party, submitted his resignations to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.
Sharing his statement, Beniwal tweeted, “I submitted my resignation as a member of three parliamentary committees in support of farmers’ agitation and various other public issues to Lok Sabh Speaker Om Birla.”
The RLP chief was a member of the Indian parliament’s Standing Committee on Industries, Petition Committee and Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry’s Consultative Committee.
— HANUMAN BENIWAL (@hanumanbeniwal) December 19, 2020
Last month, Beniwal has stunned the BJP by publicly threatening to leave the National Democratic Alliance over the ongoing protests by farmers across the country against the controversial Farm Laws. He had sent an ultimatum to Home Minister Amit Shah to immediately withdraw the Farm Laws failing which he will be forced to walk out of the NDA.
“Shri Amit Shah ji! Three Bills recently brought in relation to agriculture must immediately be withdrawn in light of the sentiments of the movement launched by farmers in the country. Also, implement all recommendations made by the Swaminathan Commission and provide an appropriate place to farmers for talks in Delhi according to their desire,” The powerful MP from Rajasthan had tweeted.
Days later, the heavyweight politician from Rajsthan had also extended his support to Bharat Bandh called by farmers.
His party has three MLAs in the Rajasthan assembly, while he himself was elected to the Lok Sabha from Nagaur constituency in the last year’s parliamentary polls.