Thursday, 17th January, 2019

Not shy of joining Congress

01, Mar 2018 By shakeel ahmad

Now was no time to be shy and expelled Bahujan Samaj Party leader Nasimuddin Siddiqui loyally joined the Congress party along with scores of his supporters. Once Congress’ antagonist now turns well-regarded friend. This move appeared the only fair thing to make when termed his entry into the Congress fold as ghar wapsi.

He was now looking upon the objective of bringing back the party at the Centre and the state as well. Even the party’s general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the situation on the ground was changing and the party’s future was bright under Rahul Gandhi.

Naseemuddin Siddiqui was feeling uneasy so he shook hands with the party once remained his adversary in the political plane. He realised that he was taking a genuine initiative like an accurate political futurist.  He joined the Cong with three ex-ministers, four ex-MPs, about four to five dozen ex-legislatures and probable candidates.

The Congress received them as it got to secure discontented politicians. His embarrassment was over the time when Ghulam Nabi Azad, in-charge UP and Raj Babbar, UP Congress president encouraged by welcoming him and his several supporters.Siddiqui could not believe his destiny after meeting with Rahul Gandhi.

His expulsion was not completing even one year but he seemed to have found his safe political haven. He was at ass-end of nowhere but now capable of seeing beyond miles after miles by his political gaze. He grew up in BSP but now, he lived with Congress that assured him of making his dreams come true.

It was evident that he was getting Congress leaders’ ample support. The entry was not free of criticism as one Congress leader known for his Kisan Yatra and Khhaat Sabha turned out a big critic. He blamed certain leaders for misguiding apex leaders for their selfish interests.