Shiromani Akali Dal walks out of BJP-led NDA over farm bills

27-09-2020 Sun 08:17

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has decided to step out of BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the controversial new three farm bills. It is known that the new farm bills triggered farm's protest across the nation, especially in Haryana and Punjab. Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) cited the reason as Centre’s stubbornness on Agri Ordinance. Party chief Sukhbir Singh Badal led high-level meeting decided to leave the NDA. Shiromani Akali Dal tweeted as "SAD core committee, in a meeting presided over by party president, decided unanimously to pull out of the BJP-led NDA alliance because of centre’s stubbornness on Agri Ordinances & its continued insensitivity towards excluding the Punjabi language as an official language in J&K." The party also tweeted as "Agri Bills brought by the BJP govt are lethal for the beleaguered farmers, but SAD will continue to stand by its core principles of peace, communal harmony & guard the interest of Punjab, Punjabi in general & Sikhs & farmers in particular,” S. Sukhbir Singh Badal." It is known that Shiromani Akali Dal is one of the oldest allies of BJP.

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