Lok Sabha MP Danish Ali has been expelled from his party, Bahujan Samaj Party.
“Anti-party activity” has been spelt out as the reason for the action against Ali who recently became a target of a BJP MP’s Islamophobic abuse on the floor of the house.
“You were warned many times against statements or actions against the policies, ideology and discipline of the party. But, despite that you have continuously been acting against the party,” the BSP said in a statement.
“You were given the ticket on Deve Gowda’s insistence who had assured that you will always follow the party line. Only after this assurance you were given the BSP memebership. But you forgot the assurances given by you and indulged in anti-party activities,” read the BSP’s statement.
Ali started his political journey with Janata Dal (Secular) and joined the BSP in 2019 with the consent of JD(S) chief and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda. Six days later, his name was announced from Amroha constituency for 2019 general elections. He won the seat by defeating Kanwar Singh Tanwar of the BJP by a margin of nearly 63,000 votes.
Earlier, BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri had used Islamophobic slurs against Ali in the Parliament.