Ali joined the BSP in consent with me and our national President H.D. Deve Gowda in a purely political arrangement between the two parties. It is a thoughtful political decision taken by the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) and the BSP to win more seats in the Lok Sabha elections, Kumaraswamy tweeted.
"He (Ali) was promised a Lok Sabha seat by the BSP," a JD-S leader told IANS, though the details about the seat were not shared.
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