Amid protests against the three new agriculture reforms, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on December 25 challenged Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and DMK for a debate over farm laws during an event in Chennai. He further said that some farmers and their political masters have launched an agitation in and around the national capital and showcasing it as if the entire country is against the laws. "Rahul Gandhi suddenly said you'll have to withdraw farm laws. I am giving him open challenge for a debate, whether the laws are good, in the interest of farmers or not. I am giving challenge to Rahul Gandhi and DMK to debate," Javadekar said.