Shiromani Akali Dal
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The. Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is a centre-right Sikh-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, generally the party that is recognised as "Shiromani Akali Dal" by the Election Commission of India is the one led by Sukhbir Singh Badal. It controls Sikh religious bodies, the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee and the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee and it is the largest and most influential Sikh political party worldwide. The basic philosophy of Akali Dal was to give a political voice to Sikh issues and it believed that religion and politics go hand in hand but after the 1996 Moga Conference the party adopted a moderate Punjabi secular agenda. On 26 September 2020, they left the NDA over the farms bill.
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