Janata Dal-Secular leader Danish Ali on Saturday joined the Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party, ahead of the coming Lok Sabha elections and is likely to contest from Uttar Pradesh's Amroha.
New Delhi: Janata Dal-Secular leader Danish Ali on Saturday joined the Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party, ahead of the coming Lok Sabha elections and is likely to contest from Uttar Pradesh's Amroha.
Janata Dal-Secular leader Danish Ali is likely to contest from Uttar Pradesh's Amroha as a BSP candidate.
On Saturday, he joined the Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party, ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha elections. Earlier the party's national general secretary Satish Mishra welcomed Ali, the TV face of JD(S) into the BSP fold.
Lucknow: JD(S) General Secretary Danish Ali, who until recently was involved in alliance negotiations with Congress and JD(S), joins Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). pic.twitter.com/tsvqqlofU6— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 16, 2019
Right after joining BSP, Ali said, "Even when I was in JD(S), I never asked for anything. It was HD Deve Gowda who decided what work I would do. I have come here after taking blessings and permission of Gowda."
He also stressed on the fact how staying in JD(S) was not helping him in any way to work for Uttar Pradesh, hinting at how he was up for playing a big role in the state. Amroha, where he is rumoured to be contesting from, falls under the communally sensitive western UP.
BSP which couldn't win a single seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls is contesting the general elections this time in UP, in alliance with the Akhilesh Yadav led Samajwadi Party and the Rashtriya Lok Dal.
Danish Ali was reportedly instrumental in forging an alliance between JD(S) and the Congress, for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, in Karnataka. Last year as well, he had played a significant role during the Assembly elections, when none of the parties was above the magic figures. Later, an alliance was forged with the Congress.
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Last Updated Mar 16, 2019, 5:46 PM IST