- Baba Siddique, Former Maharashtra Minister, Steps Down from Congress After 48 Years.
Baba Siddique Resigns: Baba Siddique, a former minister in Maharashtra, made public his resignation from the primary membership of the Congress party on Thursday. After being a member for 48 years, he decided it was time to step away. Siddique mentioned that there were things he preferred not to articulate.
In a statement shared on X platform, the ex-state minister expressed, “I became part of the Indian National Congress party when I was young, and it has been a meaningful journey spanning 48 years. Today, I resign from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress Party, effective immediately.
“There are things I wish I could say, but sometimes it’s best to leave them unspoken. I’m grateful to everyone who has been part of this journey.”
This development occurred on Thursday, shortly after Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders hinted that Siddique might join the faction led by Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar. This speculation arose following Siddique and his son Zeeshan’s meeting with Pawar on February 1.
Siddique, a three-time MLA from the Bandra West constituency, previously served as the minister of state for food and civil supplies. He also chaired the Mumbai division of Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority. Beginning as a student leader, he was first elected to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) as a corporator.
Baba Siddique served as the MLA for three consecutive terms from 1999 to 2009 and held various ministerial positions. He currently holds leadership positions in the Mumbai Regional Congress Committee and Parliamentary Board of the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee. In the 2014 Assembly polls, he was defeated by Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar.
Who is Baba Siddique?
- About: Baba Ziauddin Siddique is an Indian politician who was a Member of Legislative Assembly of the state of Maharashtra in India for the Vandre West Vidhan Sabha Constituency.
- Born: Patna
- Party: Indian National Congress
- Spouse: Shehzeen Siddique
- Children: Zeeshan Siddique, Arshia Siddique
- Parents: Abdul Rahim Siddique, Razia Siddique
- Education: Smt. M.M.K College of Commerce & Economics
- Full name: Baba Ziauddin Siddique
Baba Siddique, married to Shehzeen Siddique, has two children: Dr. Arshia Siddique and Zeeshan Siddique, who is currently a Congress MLA from Bandra (East) in Mumbai.
His resignation from the Congress follows the Election Commission of India’s recognition of the Ajit Pawar faction as the authentic National Congress Party (NCP).
This departure marks another significant loss for the Congress in Mumbai, following Milind Deora’s exit. Senior Congress leader Milind Deora recently left the party to join Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena.”