Multiple rounds of talks between the government and farmer unions have not been able to resolve the deadlock.
Having weaned away the community — which is mainly into farming and hence driving the current agitation — from the rivals’ fold, the BJP now faces its biggest test yet vis-a-vis the Jat vote bank.
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh said legislation on agriculture, which is a state subject, should remain in the domain of the state governments.
Maninder Singh, who works as a car AC mechanic, was arrested around 7.45 pm on Tuesday near the C D block bus stop in Pitampura in northwest Delhi.
Rakesh Tikait said the protesting farmers are 'guests of Delhi' who will keep coming to the national capital and going back to their homes to look after their farms.
VP Venkaiah Naidu favours moderation while using social media to prevent abuse, calls for ending farmers' stir
Venkaiah Naidu called for moderation in the use of social media to prevent its abuse and avoid controversies so as not to hurt anyone's feelings.
The government has been telling farmer unions to consider an option other than the complete repeal of the laws.
Mobile phones of the accused and a motorcycle used by them during the violence have also been seized, the police said.
Many of them driving tractors reached the Red Fort and entered the monument, where the religious flag was hoisted.
Rakesh Tikait address 'mahapanchayat' at Kurukshetra, criticises PM Narendra Modi's remark on protesters
BKU leader Rakesh Tikait said the protesting farmers will divide their time between home, fields and the agitation.
Preneet Kaur of the Congress dubbed the three Acts, which have triggered protests, as black laws and asked the government to repeal them.
Sukhwinder Singh Barwa, a resident of Roop Nagar district in Punjab, said they resumed the classes on February 5.
Farm laws agitation: While government fixes nails, farmers plant flowers and fruits at protest sites
Protesters convert border sites into well-curated nurseries amid barricades and concertina wires put up by police
JP Nadda had flagged off the BJP's 'Paribartan Yatra' from Nabadwip and addressed a farmers' rally in Malda on Saturday.
Roadside stalls selling badges, posters and other literature related to the farmers stir are a common sight at Singhu border.