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Business News/ Politics / Maharashtra news: Baba Siddique to join Ajit Pawar's NCP? Ex-Congress leader says 'some things are better left unsaid'

Maharashtra news: Baba Siddique to join Ajit Pawar's NCP? Ex-Congress leader says 'some things are better left unsaid'

Baba Siddique, former MLA and minister, resigns from Congress after 48 years of being a member. As former Congress MLA Baba Siddique steps down, set to join NCP?

Maharashtra's former minister of state Baba SiddiquePremium
Maharashtra's former minister of state Baba Siddique

Maharashtra's former minister of state Baba Siddique has resigned from Congress. Baba Ziauddin Siddique was a Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) of the state of Maharashtra in India for the Vandre West Vidhan Sabha Constituency.

A prominent minority face of the Mumbai Congress, Siddique also served as a minister when the Congress-NCP coalition was in power. The Times of India reported that Baba Siddique is set to join the Ajit Pawar-led NCP at an event in Bandra soon.

India Today reported that Baba Siddique and his MLA son Zeeshan had met Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar and discussed their next course of action.

Announcing his decision on X, Baba Siddique wrote, “I joined the Indian National Congress party as a young teenager and it has been a significant journey lasting 48 years. Today I resign from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress Party @INCIndia with immediate effect."

"There's a lot I would have liked to express but as they say some things are better left unsaid. I thank everyone who has been a part of this journey," he added.

Baba Siddique, was the MLA for three consecutive terms in 1999, 2004 and 2009, and had also served as a Minister of State for Food & Civil Supplies, Labour and FDA, (2004–08) and had also served as a Municipal Corporator earlier for two consecutive terms (1992–1997). He currently serves as the Chairperson and Senior Vice President of the Mumbai Regional Congress Committee and Parliamentary Board of the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee

Baba Siddique is married to Shehzeen Siddique. They have two children, a daughter Dr Arshia Siddique and a son Zeeshan Siddique.

Baba Siddique's resignation from Congress comes days after the Election Commission of India recognised the Ajit Pawar faction as the real National Congress Party (NCP).

Siddique's son is currently a Congress MLA from Bandra (East) in Mumbai.

This is the second major exit for the Congress in Mumbai after Milind Deora. 

Senior Congress leader Milind Deora quit Congress and joined Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena. 


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Published: 08 Feb 2024, 10:57 AM IST
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