CHANDIGARH, Sept. 15 -- The knee-jerk reaction to farmers' rally in Kurukshtera --- where peasants protesting against Centre's agriculture ordinances were lathicharged --- has put the BJP-JJP government in Haryana on the backfoot.

A major farmers' movement has started gaining momentum in the state and protesters have announced to block all roads in Haryana on September 20, followed by a statewide yatra from September 27.

The current scenario has fired up the principal opposition party -- the Congress - that is looking to corner the government over this sensitive issue. The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), on the other hand, is also preparing to cash in on this anti-government sentiment of farmers.

The BJP has been struggling to convince t...