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MP Danish Ali has been suspended by the BSP for engaging in activities that go against the party's principles. Ali has been representing Uttar Pradesh's Amroha Lok Sabha constituency since 2019.
In an official statement, BSP national general secretary Satish Chandra Misra revealed that Ali had been cautioned multiple times in the past about refraining from anti-party actions.
The BSP recalled an incident from 2018 when Ali collaborated with HD Deve Gowda of the Janata Dal (Secular) party. During that period, both the BSP and JD(S) were jointly contesting the Karnataka assembly election. Ali was given the opportunity to compete in the Amroha constituency after the Karnataka election, as per Deve Gowda's insistence.
The BSP stated, "Deve Gowda had specifically mentioned that you would contest the Amroha Lok Sabha seat on the condition that you would work for the BSP. However, despite your victory in Amroha, you have disregarded all the promises and commitments you made and engaged in activities that are against the party's interests. Consequently, the party has decided to suspend you immediately."
According to sources, Ali's suspension from the BSP is a result of his support for the Congress party in Parliament.
Despite repeated warnings from the Mayawati-led party, Ali chose to align himself with the Opposition and criticize the expulsion of Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mahua Moitra as a Lok Sabha MP. He strongly denounced the actions of the Centre, asserting that their overwhelming majority in the Lower House did not grant them the power to suppress the Opposition. Ali questioned the motive behind the allegations made against their conduct when they raised concerns about the inappropriate questions posed by the ethics committee. He emphasized that having a majority does not give them the right to silence the opposition or remove MPs from opposing parties.