Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal quit the Modi government opposing the farm bills that seek to liberalise the agriculture sector.
The move came shortly after Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal announced in the Lok Sabha that the minister will quit protesting the Centre’s anti-farmer move.
Harsimrat Badal is the only SAD representative in the Modi government. The Punjab party is the oldest BJP ally.
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While announcing the SAD’s decision to withdraw their minister from the Modi Cabinet, Sukhbir Badal said the SAD would continue to support the government and BJP, but will oppose the anti-farmer policies.
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