An apolitical agitation is now seeing massive political support. Several Opposition parties are now supporting farmers' call for Bharat Bandh on Tuesday.
In a rare show of unity, Congress leaders sat in protest at Jantar Mantar demanding Winter Session of the Parliament to discuss the farm laws impasse.
While in Lucknow, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav was detained by after he tried to reach a farmer protest.
And with Opposition parties rallying around farmers' protest, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said they have joined the agitation in a bid to save their existence after being repeatedly rejected by people in different elections across the country.