New Delhi | Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) leader and general secretary Danish Ali ahead of the Lok Sabha elections switched his side and joined the Mayawati led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).
Danish Ali who joined BSP in the presence of BSP national general secretary Satish Mishra is likely to contest the upcoming parliamentary elections form the Amroha constituency of Western Uttar Pradesh. Ali who played a key role in Congress- JD(S) alliance in Karnataka after joining BSP said,“The JD(S) does not have a large organisational structure in Uttar Pradesh. Despite all my efforts, I could not have raised it in my janmabhoomi, my karmabhoomi (my birthplace, my place of duty). The way in which there is a threat to the Constitution today, it has become essential to use our energy with a strong leadership.”
Ali also clarified that he joined the Bahujan Samaj Party with the blessings of JD(S) chief HD Deve Gowda. ““I never asked for anything even when I was in JD(S), it was up to HD Deve Gowda ji to decide what work to assign me. I have come here after taking the blessings and permission of Deve Gowda ji. I will work wherever Behen ji assigns me,” said Ali.