Here is the live coverage of the AAP rally against the Modi government's land acquisition bill at Jantar Mantar, Delhi.
Upping its ante against the Centre's "anti-farmers" agrarian policy and Land Acquisition Bill, the Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday will launch a rally on the issue.
The rally will start from Jantar Mantar at around 12.30 pm, where Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will address his supporters, but he won't be a part of the march towards the Parliament.
Lashing out at the Centre, party leader Sanjay Singh on Monday had said the party will protest against the "deadly Act" for the farmers tooth and nail.
The party had said farmers from Chhatisgarh, Jharkhand, Punjab, Haryana, Odisha, the Bundelkhand and Poorvanchal belt of Uttar Pradesh will also participate in the rally to protest against the Bill.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. PTI
"The BJP says that they have made necessary changes in the Act. This is nothing but a joke. What compelled the BJP to change the provisions of the Act, just after nine months in power? This is nothing but a move to benefit its industrialist friends," Singh had said. "The dark law which Modi government has brought about on land acquisition will not benefit farmers."
"Modi govt has issued a maut ka farmaan through this land bill," Singh had said. "Our demand is that this dark land bill be repealed."
Taking a jibe at Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, Kumar Vishwas, who had contested against the Gandhi scion from Amethi, had said he should first explain how Robert Vadra benefitted from the alleged land scam in Haryana.
"He has come back from a vacation and his entertainment tour. The leader has been talking about the welfare of the farmers," Vishwas had said.
"Congress is just pretending to care about farmers. They sent their yuvraj to make a speech on farmers' issues after his two-month long vacation. This is because of frustration," he had said.
The AAP leader also lauded Arvind Kejriwal for announcing Rs 50,000 per hectare as aid for farmers.
Delhi Police, however, had maintained that the rally will not be allowed to proceed toward the Parliament from Jantar Mantar as prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC remains imposed in the area.
"Jantar Mantar is the designated spot for protests. Nobody will be allowed to move from there toward the Parliament," said a senior Delhi Police officer.
The land acquisition bill by the Narendra Modi government has faced a lot of attack by the Opposition. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had called the government 'suit boot ki sarkar' over the land bill issue in the Lok Sabha and had alleged that the government was only bothered about industrialists and did not care about farmers.
The government, on the other hand, has maintained that the land bill was not anti-farmer and the Opposition was only attacking the bill because it had run out of issues over which it could oppose the government.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu had alleged Congress is continuously trying to spread falsehood as truth and had asked party MPs to counter it aggressively.
(With inputs from agencies)