On Saturday, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), suspended Lok Sabha MP Danish Ali from Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, citing his alleged engagement in ‘anti-party activities.’
This move comes a day after the Lok Sabha Ethics Committee recommended the expulsion of TMC MP Mahua Moitra for ‘unethical conduct’ in a cash-for-query case.
The BSP accused Danish Ali of breaching party policies and working against its interests, saying that he had received prior warnings.
In response, Ali refuted these allegations, saying that he had consistently advocated for the concerns of his constituency and the nation as a whole, claiming his rights as a parliamentarian.
Earlier, Ali faced verbal abuse from BJP member Rames Bidhuri, who called him a ‘traitor’ and ‘terrorist.’ This followed Ali’s criticism of the government’s handling of the farmers’ protest, the COVID-19 pandemic, and his call for an investigation into alleged corruption in the Rafale deal.
Ali has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to condemn the abusive language used against him in Parliament. He also contested the Ethics Committee’s report on TMC MP Moitra, who was expelled from the Lok Sabha on Friday for her involvement in a cash-for-query case.
Reacting to his suspension, Ali stated, “I have opposed the anti-people policies of the BJP’s government and will continue to do so. If doing this is a crime, then I have committed this crime, and I am ready to face the punishment for it.”