Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, who recently quit the NDA government over new agricultural laws, on Tuesday lashed out at the BJP. Badal accused the BJP of being a “real part of the gang” and accused the party of inciting Hindus against Sikhs in Punjab.
Sukhbir Singh Badal asked his old ally BJP to give up its ‘arrogant attitude’ towards agricultural law and accept the views of farmers. Badal said that those who speak in favor of the central government are called ‘patriots’ and those who speak against the government are called ‘piece of gang’.
Akali Dal chief Badal tweeted that BJP is the real ‘peace gang’ in the country. “It has shattered the unity of the country. Hindus have been boldly incited against Muslims and now they are pitting Hindus against Sikhs in Punjab. They are pushing patriotic Punjab towards communal fire.”
The BJP is real #Tuktetukdegang In the country. It has shattered national unity, shamelessly incited Hindus against Muslims and is now peace-loving to Punjabi Hindus against their Sikh brethren. # Friends. They are pushing the patriotic Punjab into communal fire. pic.twitter.com/7adwVmoDgj
– Sukhbir Singh Badal (@ ice fish sss fssbadal) December 15, 2020
The Shiromani Akali Dal quit the NDA a few months ago on the issue of new agricultural laws. Harsimrat Singh Badal, a Union government leader and minister, also resigned from the cabinet. Harsimrat Kaur Badal was the only Akali Dal representative in the Modi government and was also the BJP’s oldest ally.
It may be noted that many farmers’ organizations have been protesting against the central agricultural laws in several places near Delhi for the last three weeks. They are demanding the repeal of these laws. Many rounds of talks between the farmers’ organizations and the government have been fruitless. The government proposed several amendments to the agricultural law, which the farmers refused to accept.