As the battle ground gets more hotter in Uttar Pradesh after the SP-BSP alliance for the upcoming LoK Sabha elections 2019, Danish Ali who was holding General Secretary position in- Janata Dal Secular on Saturday quit the party and joined Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). The leader is likely to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Uttar Pradesh on a BSP ticket.
As per reports, Danish Ali may contest the Lok Sabha elections 2019 from Amroha seat. Ali who was considered an important figure in Janata Dal (Secular) and a close confidante to chief HD Deve Gowda. If reports are to be believed, Danish was instrumental in forging an alliance with the Congress for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019 in Karnataka. Last year, Danish had played an important role in the Assembly elections which held in Karnataka to forge an alliance with the Congress.
Danish has said that Janata Dal (S) does not have a large organisational structure in Uttar Pradesh, which sends the 80 MPs to the Parliament. He has also blamed the JD(S) party for not enlarging its roots in the state.
Ali said he had joined the Bahujan Samaj Party with chief Deve Gowda’s permission and blessings, he said that he had never worked without his blessings and permission whom i have discussed it with the JD(S) chief.
Bahujan Samaj Party leader Satish Chandra Mishra has welcomed Ali to the party fold and has said that BSP chief Mayawati would decide Ali’s role in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019.
Meanwhile, Danish’s departure from JD(S) will mean that the JDS has lost an influential figure and face of the party. His speeches have already won millions of hearts across the country.
Bahujan Samaj Party had forged an alliance with Samajwadi Party and it was declared that SP will be contest on 37 seats while the BSP will contest on 38 seats. Three seats were given to Rashtriya Lok Dal while two seats Amethi and Rae Bareli were left for Congress. The two major parties have forged alliance with Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
Earlier both the parties were in talks with Congress for making party as an allying partner in Uttar Pradesh, but the game changed after Mayawati cleared the air that her party will not form an alliance with Congress. However Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav had alleged that the party was more interested to involve Congress in the alliance in strengthening itself rather than removing the Narendra Modi government in the Lok Sabha elections.
The Congress has also released its list of candidates and has fielded several former MPs who can hurt the SP and BSP in the Lok Sabha elections 2019.