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Danish Ali joining BSP is "political arrangement," says JDS

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

JD(S) leader and Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Saturday termed party general secretary Danish joining Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party, as a "political arrangement" between the two parties.

joined the BSP on Saturday in the presence of the party's national in

According to JD(S) sources, is likely to contest polls from Amroha in on a BSP ticket as JD(S) has no presence there, his home state.

"Danish Ali, the JDS General Secretary, has joined BSP in consent with me and our national Sri HD Devegowda in a purely political arrangement between the two parties. It is a thoughtful political decision taken by #JDS and BSP to win more seats in the elections," Kumaraswamy tweeted.

Ali as JD(S)' on Wednesday had successfully hammered out a seat sharing deal with Rahul Gandhi, according to which will contest 20 seats and JD(S) eight, in

BSP had fielded candidates in 18 constituencies in the May 2018 assembly polls in as per the alliance arrangement reached with JD(S), which contested in 200 seats and won 37.

N Mahesh is BSP's lone MLA in Karnataka, who became and secondary education minister in the Kumaraswamy cabinet, before he quit in October last year.

BSP has decided to go it alone during polls in Karnataka, and plans to contest for all the 28 seats in the state.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 21:10 IST