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Police Detains Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal & Minister Harsimrat Kaur From Protest March Against Farm Laws

Sep 17, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

'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.

Centre Committing Atrocities Against Farmers; Linking Them With Khalistanis: Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Feb 09, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

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


Athawale Sole Representative Of NDA Allies After Paswan's Demise

However, there is no representation from BJP allies in the Union Cabinet. Athawale is the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment.

SAD Organises Three Kisan Marches Against Farm Laws

Oct 01, 2020 PTI

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.


Sharad Pawar Praises SAD For Withdrawing Support From NDA Over Farm Bills

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.

27 September, 2020

Akalis Snapping Ties Unfortunate', 'Hasty Decision': Punjab BJP leaders

PTI

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.


27 September, 2020

SAD Quits BJP Alliance Over Farm Bills

PTI

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.


24 September, 2020

Doors Unlocked for Corporate Loot as Farmers Kept in Lockdown

Vijoo Krishnan

BJP government’s anti-farmer bills face stiff resistance from farmers


20 September, 2020

SAD Chief Sukhbir Badal Urges President Not To Sign Farm Bills

PTI

'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


18 September, 2020

Decision On NDA- Alliance To Be Taken After Core Committee Meeting: SAD Leader Naresh Gujral

Preetha Nair

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.


18 September, 2020

Why Akali Dal Quit Modi Ministry Over Farm Bills

Outlook Web Bureau

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.


18 September, 2020

Akali Dal Cannot Be Part Of NDA’s Any Anti-Farmer Decision: Harsimrat Kaur

Harish Manav

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.


17 September, 2020

Lok Sabha Clears Agriculture Bills Amid Farmer Agitation; President Accepts Harsimrat Kaur's Resignation

Outlook Web Bureau

Opposition parties have slammed the bills as 'anti-farmers', claiming that the agriculture sector will be left to the fate of corporate interests.


17 September, 2020

Akali's Harsimrat Kaur Quits Modi Govt In Protest Against Farm Bills

Outlook Web Bureau

SAD member and Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigned from government to protest farm bills, Sukhbir Singh Badal said in Lok Sabha on Thursday.


21 February, 2020

Organic Food Festival Showcases Women Entrepreneurship

Charupadma Pati

Organised by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), the festival has stalls displaying organic food items such as papad, vegetables, ready-to-eat products, spices and condiments, honey, cereals, dry fruits, beverages, medicinal plants, oil.


09 November, 2019

PM Modi Inaugurates Kartarpur Corridor, Flags Off First Jatha Of 500 Pilgrims

Outlook Web Bureau

The foundation stone for the Kartarpur Corridor was laid down on the Indian side on November 26, 2018. Two days later, the foundation stone was laid on the Pakistani side.


01 June, 2019

51 Ministers In PM Narendra Modi's Cabinet Are Crorepatis, Harsimrat Kaur Badal Richest: Report

Outlook Web Bureau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sworn in on Thursday, along with 57 other ministers, 51 of whom, including the PM have assets worth over one core, with SAD's Harsimrat Kaur Badal being the richest of the lot.


29 May, 2019

Pressure Pak Govt For Probe Into Demolition Of Guru Nanak Palace: Amarinder Singh To PM Modi

Outlook Web Bureau

In his letter, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to get the property rebuilt by his government, if the Centre is able to secure Islamabad's permission for it.


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