The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), a Sikh party, has split from the Indian ruling coalition in protest of the passage of a controversial law on farmers in India.
Party president Sukhbir Singh said the Shiromani Akali Dal had split from the coalition over legislation on agriculture, adding that the Indian government had refused to provide legal protection to crops.
Sukhbir Singh Badal, president of the Sikh party Shiromani Akali Dal, said that the Shiromani Akali Dal could not be a part of the NDA. This has been done as a result of the indifference of the federal government.
Sukhbir Singh said farmers across India were protesting against agricultural legislation.
It may be recalled that Shiromani Akali Dal was the oldest ally of the Hindu extremist party BJP.