Leader of opposition in the assembly, Harpal Singh Cheema of the Aam Aadmi Party, also accused the Akalis of supporting the farm laws.
'The protest march today not only symbolises the farmers' dissent but will also be remembered as a historic event that struck at the root of tyranny. Let's unite to mark this day as the beginning of a renewed revolt to bring justice for farmers,' the SAD president tweeted.
The Akali Dal was part of the ruling NDA till it quit the alliance in September 2020 to protest the Centre’s contested agriculture legislations
However, there is no representation from BJP allies in the Union Cabinet. Athawale is the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday took out three separate farmer marches from the three religious Takhts in Punjab to Chandigarh. The marches are being led by SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Prem Singh Chandumajra and Daljit Singh Cheema.
Harsimrat Kaur Badal had on September 17 quit the Union Cabinet after Sukhbir Badal strongly opposed the bills in Lok Sabha, claiming these legislations will "destroy" the agriculture sector in Punjab.
Reacting to the SAD's decision of breaking ties, BJP's senior leader Manoranjan Kalia said it was unfortunate that they broke a long association. 'We are ready. We will fight (polls) and we are definitely going to form the government,' he added.
SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal announced the decision to snap ties with the NDA on Saturday night, amid stepped up agitation by farmers in Punjab over the three legislations which were recently passed by Parliament amid Opposition protests.
BJP government’s anti-farmer bills face stiff resistance from farmers
'Please stand by the farmers, 'kisan mazdoors', 'arhtiyas', mandi labour and Dalits. Don't let the 'annadata' (farmers) starve or sleep on the roads,' said Sukhbir Singh Badal while requesting the President not to sign the Bills
Speaking to Outlook, Akali Dal leader and Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Gujral says that the party will go to any length to protect farmer’s interests and ready to pay any price for it.
Akali Dal could not afford to be on the wrong side of the farmers’ protest with the peasantry forming the backbone of the party’s vote-bank in Punjab, so as a consequence, they split with NDA.
In an exclusive interview to Outlook, Harsimrat Kaur speaks about the reasons behind her resignation from the Union Cabinet and her party's protest against the agricultural ordinances introduced in the Lok Sabha recently.
Opposition parties have slammed the bills as 'anti-farmers', claiming that the agriculture sector will be left to the fate of corporate interests.
SAD member and Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigned from government to protest farm bills, Sukhbir Singh Badal said in Lok Sabha on Thursday.
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