Congress blames BJP on Baba Siddiqui's resignation
Before the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress in Maharashtra suffered another major blow when former state minister Baba Ziauddin Siddiqui resigned from his party and announced that he would join the Ajit Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). After this breakdown, the State Mumbai Congress President made a big attack on Siddiqui and said that he is leaving the party due to fear of the Enforcement Directorate and pressure from BJP. Whereas Siddiqui retorted that there must have been some compulsions, otherwise no one would have gone just like that.
On Baba Siddiqui leaving the Congress, Mumbai Congress President Varsha Gaikwad said, “At this time the Bharat Jodo Nyaya Yatra is being taken out by the Congress, in such a situation the party needs its supporters the most, but some people are leaving the party. Are.” He said that Milind Deora had also left the party, but how many workers went with him. The party is made up of workers.” In the politics of Maharashtra, Baba Ziauddin Siddiqui is also known as Baba Siddiqui.
BJP's conspiracy behind all this: Varsha
On the question of whether Baba Siddiqui will go to Rajya Sabha, Varsha avoided saying anything, but also said, “The party made him MLA thrice. Then he was also made a minister. He was given a big responsibility in Telangana and Karnataka elections also, hence he cannot say that the party has sidelined him. As the youngest MLA, his son was also made MLA. He is also the Mumbai Youth Congress President. I hope Zeeshan will not leave the party.”
Attacking BJP after the split in the party, Varsha said that what Ajit Pawar and Eknath Shinde left behind, they took the entire party with them. There is pressure from the agency on all these. BJP is behind all this. BJP is doing all this. An attempt is being made to weaken the party before our visit to Mumbai.
Even if someone teases me, I will not leave: Siddiqui
On the other hand, Baba Siddiqui attacked the Congress and said, “There is some reason why people do not go, it would be better if I don't say anything, but I will tell what the reason is on February 10. We were together for 48 years and know everyone in the party. All I would say is that if someone comes to me and says this, then I will tell you why I am leaving. If someone teases me, I will not leave him either.”
Attacking Varsha Gaikwad, Siddiqui said that she is talking about the ED case against me. I have worked with Varsha's father. She is like my daughter, she should just tell why 4 corporators from her area left the party.
My good luck to Nyay Yatra: Siddiqui
On the issue of leaving the party amid the Bharat Jodo Nyaya Yatra, Siddiqui said that the Yatra is coming to Maharashtra, there is no question of leaving the party in difficult times, I wish them good luck.
Countering the allegations of standing with BJP, Baba Siddiqui said, “It is fine if they stand with BJP and do not talk about ideology, because with what ideology have these people formed an alliance with Uddhav Thackeray? Did it, tell us about it first.”
On the issue of going to Rajya Sabha, Siddiqui said, “I will fulfill whatever responsibility the party gives me. People from every tehsil and district of Maharashtra will leave the party and join me. As for Zeeshan, he is capable of taking his own decisions.”