Baba Siddique, a Congress MLA for Mumbai's well-known Bandra neighborhood, announced his resignation from the party on Thursday.
Known as the face of the Mumbai Congress for the minority, Siddique was a minister during the Congress-NCP coalition's rule.
Taking to X, Siddique remarked, "It has been a significant journey lasting 48 years. I joined the Indian National Congress party as a young teenager." I hereby renounce my primary membership in the Indian National Congress Party, effective immediately.
He acknowledged everyone who had supported him along the way and added that although there are many things he would have liked to say, certain things are best kept to yourself.
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), led by Ajit Pawar, is rumored to be recruiting the Congress MLA.
This action is being taken just a few days after the Indian Election Commission acknowledged the Ajit Pawar faction as the legitimate National Congress Party (NCP).
Congressman Milind Deora's 55-year association with the establishment party came to an end when he resigned from Congress earlier in January of this year.
Deora had declared, "I am walking on the path of vikas (development)" in a media interview following his departure from Congress.