"Can't Go Back": Sukhbir Badal Says Akalis Will Review Ties With BJP

"Can't Go Back": Sukhbir Badal Says Akalis Will Review Ties With BJP

Newsdesk |
September 18, 2020

The oldest ally of the BJP, the Shiromani Akali Dal, will review its membership in the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA), party chief Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Thursday soon after his wife Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigned as a union minister in protest against the government's agricultural bills that have spurred massive resentment among its all-important voter base of farmers.

New Delhi, 18 September 2020

"From the Day One when the ordinances were brought into the cabinet, Harsimrat Kaur Badal strongly opposed it and put forward her views that the people of Punjab are concerned with the ordinances. Especially, the farmers should be consulted. But they passed it," he told NDTV outside parliament. As per news report of NDTV, explaining his party's initial support to the bills, he said, "Being an ally of the government... Whatever the government thought, we used to convey to the farmers. Whatever the farmers thought we used to convey to the government."

Source -NDTV


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