New Delhi, December 09: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has taken disciplinary action against its Lok Sabha MP, Danish Ali, by suspending him due to alleged anti-party activities, as stated in an official statement released on Saturday.
Ali, previously subjected to verbal abuse by a BJP leader during a parliamentary session a few months ago, now faces expulsion from the BSP, led by Mayawati. The party's grounds for his expulsion cite his involvement in activities deemed detrimental to the party's interests.
In the official notice issued by the BSP, the party emphasized that Ali had been warned previously against engaging in actions that went against the party's principles. The statement highlighted Ali's past affiliation with the Janata Party under Deve Gowda in Karnataka in 2018. During that time, the BSP and Deve Gowda's Janata Party were contesting elections together, and Ali had been fielded from Amroha with the understanding that he would dedicate himself to the party's cause. However, the BSP accuses him of neglecting these commitments, leading to his suspension.
Post the objectionable remarks made by BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri against Ali in Parliament, Bidhuri engaged with several prominent Opposition leaders. He also conducted a solo protest outside Parliament, demanding justice for Trinamool Congress leader Mahua Moitra, who faced expulsion from the Lok Sabha.
Ali expressed his distress over the situation, stating, "Decorum in Parliament died in September... it was bombed when Ramesh Bidhuri made those comments. And now they are saying this? Today, (Mahatma) Gandhi and Ambedkar are crying," in an interview with news agency ANI.
Amidst the political turmoil arising from Bidhuri's remarks during a discussion on the Chandrayaan-3 mission in September, the objectionable comments targeted Ali, prompting a show-cause notice to Bidhuri from the Lok Sabha Privileges Committee. Bidhuri, known for his controversial remarks, expressed regret for his comments against Ali during a meeting of the committee where both leaders were heard separately.