Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Sunday said it appreciates the Shiromani Akali Dal's decision to quit the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the interest of farmers.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut also said the Shiromani AkaliDal's (SAD) decision to part ways with the NDA was a sad development.
Earlier, talking to reporters here, Raut said the Shiv Sena and the SAD were "pillars of the NDA".
The Shiv Senawas forced to quit the NDA last year while the ShiromaniAkaliDal quit over farm bills.
The Shiv Sena and the Shiromani Akali Dal were the"NDA's pillars" which are no longer there," he said.