The Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) National General Secretary Danish Ali, today, joined the Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party, ahead of the coming Lok Sabha elections. He joined the BSP in the presence of the party’s national general secretary Satish Mishra at the BSP office in Lucknow.
However, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has taken this very easy and incidentally claimed that Ali joined the BSP with his and father Deve Gowda’s “consent”. It may be recalled that BSP wasa in alliance with JDS in Karnataka during last year’s assembly polls, in which BSP had won one MLA.
“My ideology matches with Mayawati’s ideology. We both strive to uplift the poor and weaker sections of the society. I now want to invest my energy for making the lives of the poor better,” Ali said.