Days after Janta Dal Secular’s (JDS) General Secretary Danish Ali played an instrumental role in negotiating the seat sharing deal with Congress ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on Saturday joined Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party.
Kunwar Danish Ali had also played a key role in bringing the two parties, Congress and JD (S) together. In the 2017 Karnataka Assembly, the two parties had form alliance in a hung Assembly. While the role of Ghulam Nabi Azad was known to have played a heavy part in bringing the two parties together, Kunwar Danish Ali remained the lesser known brain behind, until he was seen with Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy with Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
Here’s all you need to know about Danish Ali
- Danish Ali was a student in Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi. He entered politics in the year 1994 as Janata Dal student wing national president.
- He came to the attention of the former prime minister HD Deve Gowda during the 1994 Assembly polls in Karnataka when he was speaking at a rally in Ramanagara.
- In his 25 plus year experience with the Janata Dal (S) and Janta Dal, Ali contestesd assembly election from Garhmukteshwar, Uttar Pradesh.
- Besides, Kunwar Mahmood Ali, who works for the Indian National Lok Dal, no other member from Ali’ family is in the field of politics.
Ali joined the BSP in the presence of the party’s national general secretary Satish Mishra at the BSP office.
According to IANS report, Ali, who was considered as a top leader in former Prime Minister HD Devegowda party, is likely to contest from Amroha Lok Sabha in western Uttar Pradesh. The BSP which scored a nil in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls is contesting the general elections this time in the state in alliance with the Samajwadi Party and the Rashtriya Lok Dal.