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Harsimrat Badal Quits Over Centres New Bills For Farmers

While making the announcement in parliament today, her husband and party chief Sukhbir Badal said the Akalis will continue to support the government and BJP but will oppose the “anti-farmer politics”.Akali Dal’s Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigned from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet today as her party faced heat from farmers in Punjab over its initial support to ally BJP’s farm sector bills. The minister, a supporter of the bill who was part of the cabinet meet that cleared it, resigned shortly before the voting on the bills in the Lok Sabha. Her husband and party chief Sukhbir Badal said the Akalis will continue to support the government from outside but oppose “anti-farmer policies”. Calling her resignation “normal course of action for any Akali”, Ms Badal tweeted that she was “Proud to stand with farmers as their daughter and sister

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