It is well known that the farmers have been agitating against the Central government's decision to implement the 3 agricultural laws it had passed recently. The Farmers' Protest, which has been going on for over 13 days, intensified today with their call for a nation-wide Bharat Bandh! However, there are some speculations that the BJP, which is ruling in the Central Government, did not allow many top political leaders from expressing their solidarity with the farmers by joining their protest. Yesterday, the Delhi Chief Minister - Arvind Kejriwal of the Aam Admi Party (AAP), had visited the farmers at the Singhu border to express his solidarity to their protest. However, today the AAP members have raised claims that following this visit, the BJP had gotten scared and placed Arvind Kejriwal under house arrest!

Senior AAP leaders had mentioned that the Delhi Police didn't allow anybody to enter or leave the Chief Minister's residence, the whole day today, starting from yesterday evening. However, the Delhi Police refuted all these claims and stated that they were not true. Later in the evening, opposing the Delhi Police's claims, Arvind Kejriwal himself is said to have claimed that he had wanted to join the farmers' protest as a common man and not the CM of the state but that the Delhi Police had restrained him from leaving the house. Senior AAP leaders claim that the BJP had gotten scared of Kejriwal's visit to the farmers and had also been upset when he had refused to allow the Delhi Police to convert nine stadiums into temporary jails for the farmers and had now been taking out their anger, in such a way.

Earlier, Kejriwal had tweeted, "The Aam Aadmi Party fully supports the Bharat Bandh call made by farmers on December 8. AAP workers across the country will support it peacefully. There is an appeal to all countrymen that everyone should support the farmers and participate in it." Later today, Kejriwal again tweeted, "I am glad Bharat Bandh was successful. I prayed for protesting farmers while sitting inside." The nationwide Bharat Bandh was supported by a number of parties, including the AAP, Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), Samajwadi Party (SP) and the whole Left Front. Reports stated that the Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Agriculture Minister Tomar had been meeting with the representatives of the farmers, late today evening. Stay tuned for updates...