Farmers’ protest: Harsimrat Kaur Badal Congratulates RLP for quitting NDA

After the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), the BJP-led NDA lost yet another ally, the Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) owing to differences over the farm laws.

Akali Dal’s Harsimrat Kaur Badal has congratulated Hanuman Beniwal of RLP for quitting NDA over issues concerning new farm laws.

Badal tweeted, “I congratulate @hanumanbeniwal ji of RLP for following in the footsteps of @Akali_Dal_by quitting #NDA to stand in solidarity with farmers. RLP has sent a strong msg that those parties who are pro-farmers & respect ‘annadata’ are ready to sacrifice everything for our peasantry.”

BJP ally Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) announced it is leaving the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over issues concerning the new farm laws.

Unhappy with the Narendra Modi government’s stand on the new farm laws and its handling of the ongoing farmers’ protest, RLP chief Hanuman Beniwal said: “I have left the NDA in protest against the three farm laws. These laws are anti-farmer. I have left NDA but won’t forge alliance with the Congress.”

The Rashtriya Loktantrik Party is the second BJP ally after the Akali Dal to leave the NDA over the new farm laws.

Thousands of farmers are camping at various border points of Delhi borders for a month now, demanding the repeal of three agri-marketing laws enacted at the Centre in September.