Akali Dal quits BJP-led NDA over farm bills

  • 4 years ago
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has quit the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the three farm bills that it says are not in the interests of farmers. The party said the Modi govt is being stubborn and insensitive towards the issues of farmers, Sikhs and Punjabis.

This comes week after the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) walked out of the Narendra Modi government over the same issue.

The Akali Dal was the oldest ally of the BJP and the two parties have shared power in Punjab and at the Centre for several terms.

The Akali Dal's decision to leave the NDA was taken at the party's high-level meeting presided over by party president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday.