Day after Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) pulled out of the BJP-led NDA alliance, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that he doesn’t consider the NDA where Shiv Sena and Akali Dal are not an alliance.
Sanjay Raut said that “The strong pillars of NDA were Shiv Sena and Shiromani Akali Dal. Shiv Sena was forced to get out of NDA and now the Akali Dal went out.”
“NDA has now got new partners, I wish them all the best. I don’t consider the NDA where Shiv Sena and Akali Dal are not an alliance,” Sanjay Raut added.
Taking to Twitter, Sanjay Raut said that “Shivsena appreciates Akali Dal’s decision to break its ties with NDA in the interest of farmers.”
Shiromani Akali Dal core committee during its emergency meeting on Saturday decided to pull out of the BJP-led NDA alliance. The development comes following the central government’s stubborn refusal to give statutory legislative guarantees to protect the assured marketing of farmers’ crops at Minimum Support Price (MSP).
Sukhbir Singh Badal, while addressing the media persons, said that SAD will continue to stand by its core principles of peace and communal harmony and of guarding the interests of Punjab, Punjabi in general, and Sikhs and farmers in particular.
Referring to the Farm Bills, the SAD president said that “These are Black Laws and the SAD had resigned in protest against these Bills. It could not be a party to a government or alliance which stands opposed to the farmers, farm labourers, arhtiyas, and other poorer and toiling sections of society.”
Sukhbir Badal also said that “He said the SAD was the oldest ally of the BJP but the government and the main driving principle behind the alliance was the SAD’s commitment to peace and communal harmony in Punjab and the restoration of pride and dignity of Punjabis in general and Sikhs in particular in the country.”