Just a couple of days after sealing JD(S)' deal with the Congress party in the state of Karnataka for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, Danish Ali has shunned his party and joined Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).
Citing JD(S)' lack of presence in his birth place - Uttar Pradesh - Danish Ali suggested that his efforts didn't bear any fruits, and hence, he is joining a party which has a massive presence in the state.
"JD(S) doesn't have a large organisation structure in UP. Despite all my efforts, I could not have raised it in my 'janmabhoomi, my 'karmabhoomi'....The way in which there is a threat to constitution today, it has become essential to use our energy with a strong leadership," he said.
Danish Ali also mentioned that he took this decision keeping JD(S) supremo HD Deve Gowda in loop, and vowed to put his utmost best for BSP chief Mayawati.
"I never asked for anything even when I was in JD(S), it was upto HD Deve Gowda ji to decide what work to assign me. I have come here after taking the blessings & permission of Deve Gowda ji. I will work wherever Behen ji assigns me," he added.
Danish Ali was part of the JD(S) team which was holding talks with the Congress for seat-sharing in Karnataka. The negotiation between the two parties came to an end following the meeting between now BSP leader and Rahul Gandhi.