Lucknow: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) suspended its Member of Parliament, Danish Ali, on Saturday, citing alleged anti-party activities. The party's statement mentioned repeated violations of party policies, ideology, and discipline as the grounds for this action. The official party statement read, "You have been verbally instructed multiple times not to indulge in any statements or actions against the party's policies, ideology, and discipline. Despite these warnings, you persistently engage in activities against the party." The statement also highlighted Danish Ali's previous association with the Janata Dal (Secular).
"Until 2018, you were working as a member of Shri Devegowda's Janata Dal (Secular). In the 2018 Karnataka elections, you actively participated in the alliance between the Bahujan Samaj Party and Janata Dal (Secular). After the election results, at Shri Devegowda's request, you were given a ticket from Amroha as a BSP candidate. Before granting you this ticket, Shri Devegowda assured you that, after receiving the BSP ticket, you would always adhere to the party's policies and directives, working in the party's best interest. You had also reiterated this assurance before him," the statement mentioned.
However, the party alleges that Ali has now forgotten these assurances and is involved in anti-party activities. "Following this assurance, you became a member of the BSP, contested elections from Amroha, won, and were sent to the Lok Sabha. However, you have now forgotten the assurances you gave and are involved in anti-party activities. Therefore, in the interest of the party, your membership with the Bahujan Samaj Party is immediately suspended," the BSP stated. Danish Ali's response to the party's decision is awaited.