Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Monday warned Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to "not mislead" the farmers.
Rakesh Tikait has said that farmers will hold a tractor parade on Independence Day (August 15).
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday drove a tractor to reach Parliament to protest against the three farm laws. Rahul was, however, not allowed to enter the Parliament premises on the tractor. Security officials at the entrance stopped him as vehicles having valid passes are allowed to enter the Parliament Complex.
The umbrella body of farmer unions has been protesting against the three contentious farm laws at Jantar Mantar since July 22, during the monsoon session of Parliament.
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait has also supported the Jind farmers' decision of carrying a tractor rally on August 15 and called them 'revolutionary'.
The collective of over 40 protesting farmer unions said in a statement that several convoys of women farmers were reaching the Delhi borders to join the 'Mahila Kisan Sansad'.
Leading the protest against Lekhi, Indian Youth Congress president Srinivas B V said "the comments towards the food givers of the country are highly condemnable".
The cameraperson has been identified as Nagendra Gosain, police said. A senior police officer said Gosain was attacked by Prabhjot Singh, a freelance journalist. Singh has been detained, the officer said.
Farmers from Punjab, Haryana, western Uttar Pradesh participated in a peaceful protest against three farm laws at Delhi's Jantar Mantar and held their Kisan Parliament simultaneously while the monsoon session was taking place in the Parliament.
Swaraj India president Yogendra Yadav said the phone numbers of farmer leaders will figure in the data of the year 2020-21.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Meenakshi Lekhi on Thursday came out all guns blazing against farmers' " Kisan Parliament" after a mediaperson was allegedly attacked during the protest.
Meenakshi Lekhi has called the protesting farmers 'mawali' after they reached Jantar Mantar in Delhi to further intensify their agitation against farm laws.
The Delhi government and police on Wednesday agreed to allow farmers to hold the Kisan Sansad at Jantar Mantar from today till August 9 between 11am and 5pm. The protesters have been asked to give an undertaking that all Covid norms would be followed and the protest would be peaceful.
Following a nod from the Delhi Police, the farmers have begin their protest against the Centre and its three farm laws at the Jantar Mantar, demanding the scrapping of the Acts. The farmers have said that a demonstration would be held at Jantar Mantar daily from 11 am to 5 pm in accordance with appropriate COVID-19 norms, adding that the stir would be peaceful.
The minister's statement came even as about 200 farmers reached Jantar Mantar to hold protest against the three Central farm laws passed last year.
Congress MPs staged a protest inside the Parliament complex in support of protesting farmers and demanded that the three agriculture laws be withdrawn.
Country has witnessed that these farm laws are beneficial & are in favour of farmers. We have had discussions about these laws. If they express their issues with the laws point-wise, we can discuss it: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar
After initial resistance, police took farmers inside a resort to count their numbers before escorting them to protest venue. Only 206 allowed each day as per conditions.
Farmers protesting against three Central farm laws since last November will today begin a Kisan Sansad at the national capital's Jantar Mantar. The agitation will be held in groups of 200 every day while Parliament is in session, they said.
Delhi: 200 farmers to hold protest at Jantar mantar today from 11:00am to 5 pm against farm law. The protesters held meeting with Delhi Police officials on Tuesday, after which a farmer leader said they will hold peaceful demonstrations at Jantar Mantar, and no protester will go to Parliament.