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BSP reappoints Danish Ali as its LS leader

Danish Ali with BSP chief Mayawati. File photo.

Danish Ali with BSP chief Mayawati. File photo.   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Ahead of the winter session of Parliament that commences on November 18, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Wednesday reappointed Kunwar Danish Ali as the party's leader in the Lok Sabha.

Mr. Ali was removed as the party leader in the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha after he differed with it over crucial political issues such as the triple talaq Bill and the abrogation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370.

While the BSP supported both the issues, Mr. Ali had registered his opposition on the floor of the House.

Once a close aide of former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda in the Janata Dal (Secular), he had played a key role in bringing together the Congress and the JD(S) to form the previous coalition government in Karnataka.

Mr. Ali, however, joined the BSP just ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and won from the Amroha Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh.

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