The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), under the leadership of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, has taken a decisive step by suspending its Member of Parliament, Danish Ali, citing his alleged involvement in activities detrimental to the party’s interests.
The suspension was announced by BSP General Secretary Satish Mishra, emphasizing Ali’s disregard for party directives despite prior warnings. Mishra highlighted Ali’s previous affiliation with the Janata Party (Janata Dal) under Deve Gowda in Karnataka in 2018. During this period, the BSP and Deve Gowda’s Janata Party had an electoral alliance, with Ali contesting from Amroha under an agreement to support the BSP. However, the recent actions of Ali indicate a breach of these commitments, leading to his suspension from the BSP.
Ali gained attention in the public sphere after facing objectionable remarks from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member Ramesh Bidhuri within the parliamentary domain.
The timing of Ali’s suspension is significant, coinciding with reports of his alleged proximity to Congress leaders. Former Congress President and Wayanad MP, Rahul Gandhi, visited Ali at his official residence in Delhi, extending support following Bidhuri’s contentious remarks.
However, in response to Ali’s suspension from the BSP, Uttar Pradesh’s Congress chief, Ajay Rai, criticized the decision as “unwarranted.”
The development surrounding Ali’s suspension underscores the intricate political dynamics and alliances in Uttar Pradesh, reflecting the volatility and strategic alignments preceding crucial political junctures.