Haryana: Time to unite and work for welfare, says SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal at INLD rally
Haryana, September 25: Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday resonated with the call for like-minded parties to form an alliance ahead of Lok Sabha polls.
Speaking at the INLD rally attended by several opposition leaders, Shiromani Akali Dal Supremo Sukhbir Singh Badal said his party along with the Shiv Sena and the JD(U) are the “real NDA” as they had founded the alliance.
He said it is the time for “all like-minded parties to unite under the flag of farmers and labourers and work for their welfare”.
Talking about National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Badal said the alliance was formed when BJP was relatively a weaker force.
“The real NDA is sitting here, it was founded by Shiv Sena, Akali Dal and JD(U). We stood by BJP when it was a relatively smaller party. But now it is time to forge an alliance for farmers and labourers,” Badal said.
He made these remarks in presence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejasvi Yadav and Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant.
Badal also attacked AAP and said such parties destroy the entire state machinery when they come to power.
Leaders from various parties including CPI(M)’s Sitaram Yechury also attended the rally to mark the birth anniversary of former deputy prime minister and INLD founder Devi Lal.