Shahid Siddiqui Quits RLD, Says When Democracy In Danger Remaining Silent Is A Sin

Shahid Siddiqui Quits RLD, Says When Democracy In Danger Remaining Silent Is A Sin

Lucknow, April 1 (TNA) National Vice President of Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) Shahid Siddiqui resigned from the party on Monday. Siddiqui was continuously opposed to RLD's alliance with BJP. After which today he has submitted his resignation to the party's national president Jayant Chaudhary.

In his letter to Jayant Chaudhary, he said, “We have worked together for 6 years and respect each other. I, in a way, see you more as a little brother than a peer. We have stood shoulder to shoulder on important issues and in creating an environment of brotherhood and respect among different communities. No one can doubt your commitment to secularism and the constitutional values that we both cherish. From your late grandfather, Bharat Ratna Chaudhary Charan Singh ji, your late father Ajit Singh ji and from your time onwards – all of you, and indeed the party you created, have stood for these values.

Shaheed further wrote, “However, now with RLD becoming a part of NDA, I am confused. I have struggled long and hard in my heart and mind, but find myself unable to connect with the BJP-led alliance. I am aware of your political compulsions and am in no position to advise you otherwise. But as for myself, I am forced to distance myself from this ongoing campaign and indeed from RLD. Maintaining my respect for you and truly grateful for your affection and my association with RLD, I am resigning from my post of National Vice President. Please accept my resignation. As always, I wish you all the best for the upcoming elections.

In his last post he wrote, “Yesterday I have sent my resignation from the membership of Rashtriya Lok Dal and the post of National Vice President to National President Jayant Singh ji. Today, when India's Constitution and democratic structure are in danger, remaining silent is a sin. I am grateful to Jayant ji but with a heavy heart I am forced to distance myself from RLD. India's unity, integrity, development and brotherhood are dear to all. It is the responsibility and duty of every citizen to save it.”

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