The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is facing a troublesome time holding its allies intact with it. Where it has lost its longlasted ally like Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, the saffron party has recently lost its ties with Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in Punjab after passing the 3 Controversial Farm Laws from Rajya Sabha in September. The SAD chief, Sukhbir Singh Badal, on Tuesday, Dec 15, lambasted its erstwhile ally party, BJP, for its insensitivity towards protesting farmers against the Farm Laws.
The SAD supremo called BJP, the real “Tukde-Tukde (divisive) gang” and accused the latter of lighting “communal flames” in Punjab. “BJP is the real Tukde-Tukde gang in the country. It has smashed national unity to pieces, shamelessly inciting Hindus against Muslims and now desperately setting peace loving Punjabi Hindus against their Sikh brethren especially farmers,” read the tweet by the SAD chief on Tuesday.
BJP is the real #TukdeTukdeGang in the country. It has smashed national unity to pieces,shamelessly inciting Hindus against Muslims & now desperate setting peace loving Punjabi Hindus against their Sikh brethren esp #farmers. They're pushing patriotic Punjab into communal flames. pic.twitter.com/7adwVmoDgj
— Sukhbir Singh Badal (@officeofssbadal) December 15, 2020
The SAD chief also included his view to express that the saffron party is “pushing patriotic Punjab into communal flames,”. The SAD chief is supporting the protesting farmers as they agitate against Central Government passed Farm Laws like Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.
Thousands of farmers across the country are protesting against the passed Farms Laws as they allege that the Farm Laws have aimed at providing relief to the Private Companies in agriculture business, and suppressing farmers’ rights. The long-lived National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ally SAD cut all ties with BJP while supporting farmers and demanding to abolish the newly passed Farm Laws.