BJP's oldest ally Akali Dal quits ruling alliance over 'black laws'

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD),  the political party of Punjab, Saturday night unanimously decided to pull out of the BJP-led NDA alliance because of the Mod government's stubborn refusal to give statutory legislative guarantees to protect the assured marketing of farmers' crops at minimum support price (MSP), thus snapping a three-decade-old alliance with the saffron party

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