Kunwar Danish Ali is an Indian politician and a member of parliament in the 17th Loksabha (2019-2024) from the Amroha constituency of Uttar Pradesh.
Kunwar Danish Ali was born on Thursday, 10 April 1975 (age 48 years; as of 2023) in Hapur, Uttar Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Aries. After completing his schooling at Seventh Day Adventist Senior Secondary School, Hapur, he pursued a Bachelor of Science degree (Hons) and then a Master of Arts degree in Political Science at the Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Hair Colour: Black (Semi-Bald)
Eye Colour: Black
Danish belongs to a Muslim family of Uttar Pradesh.
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Kunwar Jafar Ali; he was a farmer. His mother’s name is Nafees Jafar; she was a homemaker. Danish has four brothers and he is the youngest among them all.
Wife & Children
Danish got married to Zubia Danish on 15 January 2005; she is a homemaker. Together the couple has three children. Two of his children’s names are Zaib Danish Ali and Shary Danish Ali.
His grand uncle was Kunwar Mahmood; he was elected as the Member of Legislative Assembly from the Dasna constituency of Uttar Pradesh in 1957. In 1977, he was elected as an MP (Member of the Parliament) from the Hapur constituency of Uttar Pradesh. He served as the Governor of Madhya Pradesh from 1990 to 1993.
Danish Ali follows Islam.
Danish’ permanent address is House No 1228 Mohalla Bhanda Patti, Tehsil Hapur, district Hapur, Uttar Pradesh.
Danish began his political journey with the Janata Dal (Secular) and rose to the level of All India General Secretary of the party. In 2002, he contested the Uttar Pradesh assembly election from the Garhmukteshwar constituency but lost. In 2018, he took the responsibility of forming a post-poll coalition between the Congress and Janata Dal (S) in Karnataka. He was assigned as the convenor of the Coalition Coordination and Monitoring Committee, consisting of five members from both political parties. However, the coalition was short-lived, as it only lasted for 14 months. This was due to the failure of the then Chief Minister, H. D. Kumaraswamy, to pass the floor test in the assembly, which led to his resignation from his position. Afterwards, B.S. Yediyurappa from the BJP proved the majority and was appointed as the new Chief Minister of the state.
In 2019, he also played a key role in establishing the pre-election coalition between the Bahujan Samaj Party, headed by Mayawati, and the Janata Dal(S). In March 2019, he joined the BSP which declared him a candidate in the general election from the Amroha constituency.
He won the election and became a member of parliament after defeating Kanwar Singh Tanwar of the Bharatiya Janata Party by a margin of nearly 63,000 votes. In 2019, he also became the leader of the Bahujan Samaj Party in the lower house of the parliament.
Danish owns a Honda City car.
Assets & Properties
- Bank Deposits: Rs. 12,33,258
- Bonds & Shares: Rs. 30,000
- Motor Vehicles: Rs. 1,00,000
- Other Assets: Rs. 3,50,000
- Agricultural Land: Rs. 3,94,56,850
- Residential Buildings: Rs. 1,60,00,000
Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the year 2019. It excludes the assets owned by his wife and dependents (minor).
Danish’ net worth for the financial year 2019-2020 was estimated to be Rs. 3,17,36,726. It excludes the net worth of his wife and dependents (minors).
- In the 1990s, Danish was the student leader of the Janata Dal (Secular) at Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi.
- Danish considers H. D. Deve Gowda as his political mentor and role model. He also shares a good relationship with Gowda’s son, H. D. Kumaraswamy. Danish has been the face of the Janata Dal (Secular) Party in New Delhi.
As per the official data, Danish has an impressive attendance record in parliament of 98% as of 21 September 2023, significantly higher than the national average of 79%. He has been an active participant in parliamentary debates, contributing to 139 discussions, which is well above the national average of 43. Furthermore, Danish has asked 191 questions, matching the national average. He has also taken the initiative to introduce two Private Member’s Bills in parliament. The first is The Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill, 2022, which proposes amendments to section 58 and others. The second is the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which seeks to amend article 243C.
- On 22 September 2023, Danish threatened to leave the parliament if the speaker of the Lok Sabha didn’t take appropriate action against the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) MP Ramesh Bidhuri. Ramesh abused Danish and used foul language by calling him a terrorist, pimp, and extremist in the parliament.