New Delhi: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Saturday, suspended its Member of Parliament, Danish Ali, for engaging in alleged anti-party activities. Representing the Amroha Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh since 2019, Ali had reportedly received multiple warnings from the party regarding his conduct.
BSP’s national general secretary, Satish Chandra Misra, stated that Ali’s suspension stemmed from his previous association with HD Deve Gowda of the Janata Dal (Secular) in 2018, during the Karnataka assembly election when both parties collaborated. Despite being granted a ticket from Amroha based on Deve Gowda’s recommendation, Ali was accused of neglecting party commitments and engaging in anti-party actions.
Reports reveal that Ali’s support for the Congress in Parliament led to his suspension, with the Congress reciprocating support for Ali during his disputes within the BSP. On Friday, Ali criticized the expulsion of Trinamool Congress leader Mahua Moitra from the Lok Sabha, emphasizing the importance of preserving opposition voices.
The BSP, led by Mayawati, suspended Ali with immediate effect, citing his failure to uphold promises and assurances made during his candidacy. Despite Ali’s victory in Amroha, the party decided to sever ties due to his alleged anti-party activities.
Earlier in September, Ali faced anti-Muslim slurs from BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri during a discussion on the Chandrayaan-3 mission. This incident sparked controversy, leading to both MPs appearing before the Lok Sabha Privileges Committee. Bidhuri expressed regret for his offensive remarks, contributing to the ongoing tensions between the BSP and BJP.