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Shiromani Akali Dal: Political party in India
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is a centre-right-centric state political party in Punjab, India. The party is the second-oldest in India, after Congress, being founded in 1920. Although there are many parties with the description Akali Dal, the party that is recognised as "Shiromani Akali Dal Aka Badal Dal " by the Election Commission of India is the one led by Sukhbir Singh Badal. The party has a moderate Punjabi agenda. On 26 September 2020, they left the NDA over the farm bills.

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Sangrur Lok Sabha bypoll results 2022: Counting begins, SAD candidate Simranjit Singh Mann takes lead

SAD (Amritsar) candidate Simranjit Singh Mann takes an early lead as the bypoll election counting begins in Punjab's Sangrur.
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Shiromani Akali Dal alleges grave threat to former Punjab minister Bikram Singh Majithia

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Sukhbir Badal to continue to lead Akali Dal despite poll debacle


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Accept mandate given by people of Punjab with humility: SAD chief Sukhbir Badal

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Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia offer prayers at Delhi temple as AAP nears majority in Punjab polls

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Exit polls should be banned, says Shiromani Akali Dal chief

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Akali Dal-BSP will win 80-plus seats in Punjab, says Sukhbir Singh Badal

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PM Narendra Modi hosts Sikh leaders, says country wasn’t born in 1947

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SAD-BSP vows lakhs of jobs & 75% local quota; milk MSP

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Drug trafficking case: SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia granted protection from arrest till February 23


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Punjab: Ex-India cricketer Dinesh Mongia, 2 sitting Congress MLAs join BJP

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'Incident should not be politicised': Sukhbir Singh Badal on Golden Temple sacrilege attempt

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Ex-Punjab AAP convener Chhotepur joins SAD; will contest assembly polls from Batala

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Coercive tactics used to force Manjinder Sirsa to join BJP: Sukhbir

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How significant is Manjinder Singh Sirsa joining BJP

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Badal alleges embezzlement of MGNREGA funds by Cong leaders

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SAD chief, leaders, workers protest outside Punjab CM's residence over petrol, diesel prices

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Rare photo-op: PM Modi, Amit Shah with Sonia Gandhi and Sukhbir Badal as they met speaker Om Birla

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SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal detained outside CM Captain Amarinder Singh's residence


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Announcing the tie-up at a press conference, SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal described it as a "new day in politics of Punjab".
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SAD president meets farmer leader Rakesh Tikait at Ghazipur border, assures him of support

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Attempts to intimidate farmers through notices from central agencies: SAD

Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday alleged that attempts are being made to threaten farmer leaders through notices by agencies like the NIA. He also accused the Centre of being..
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PM should talk directly to protesting farmers; govt has lost trust of entire farming community: Harsimrat Badal

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Hold direct talks with PM for successful outcome: Congress, SAD to farmers

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BJP out to set Hindus against Sikhs in Punjab: Sukhbir Badal

Launching a scathing attack on the BJP over farmers' protest against the three central farm laws, SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday dubbed the saffron party as “real tukde tukde gang” and..
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Stop playing games with farmers: SAD to Centre

The Shiromani Akali Dal on Wednesday asked the BJP-led Centre to “stop playing games” with innocent farmers and withdraw the three farm laws "immediately and unconditionally".
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