Ahead of the Presidential Elections 2022, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Friday announced support to NDA's presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu.
"We will never go with Congress because of the atrocities they have committed on the Sikh community," said SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal in Chandigarh.
SAD has been a former ally of the BJP in Punjab. Their alliance broke before the last assembly elections in Punjab as SAD stepped over BJP's stand on the controversial 'Farm Laws' which triggered massive protests.
Meanwhile, Droupadi Murmu will visit Lucknow on July 8 to muster electoral support from the country's largest state - Uttar Pradesh.
Murmu will meet the MLAs and MPs of BJP as well as allies here. Apart from this, she will also seek support from non-BJP parties.
Being the largest province of the country, Uttar Pradesh will play a key role in the presidential election.
The value of one vote of an MLA is 208 and that of one MP is 700. The value of votes of 273 MLAs of the BJP and its allies and 66 Lok Sabha and 25 Rajya Sabha MPs is about 1.21 lakhs.