Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Mr Majeed Memon on Thursday quit the Sharad Pawar-led party with immediate effect, citing personal reasons.
In a tweet, Memon said, "My gratitude to NCP Chief Hon’ble Sharad Pawarji for giving me honour and invaluable guidance during my 16 years with NCP. For personal reasons I cease to be a member of NCP with immediate effect. My best wishes always with Pawar Saheb and the Party.’’
Mr Memon was a Member of the Rajya Sabha from 2014 to 2020. He had served in the Parliamentary Standing Committee for Law and Justice. He is a criminal lawyer by profession.
However, a senior NCP leader told the Free Press Journal, ‘’Mr Memon had offered to resign six months ago as he wanted a second term for the Rajya Sabha.’’