New Delhi: Senior leader and former Rajya Sabha MP Majeed Memon has left Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). The politician tweeted and informed about his sudden decision. He has cited ‘personal reasons’ for taking this step. In the tweet, he paid his gratitude to NCP Chief Sharad Pawar and announced that he would quit NCP with immediate effect. He has been part of the party for 16 years.
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.
— Majeed Memon (@advmajeedmemon) November 24, 2022
Other than being a political leader, Memon is a criminal lawyer and a human rights activist by profession. He has been in the limelight for defending various politicians, celebrities and human rights activists. He is also known to defend some of the suspects of the 1993 Mumbai Blasts. He has been a member of the Rajya Sabha from 2014 to 2020.
Earlier this year, he gained media attention after his thread of tweets praising PM Narendra Modi. He acknowledged him as the world’s most popular leader and said that the opposition is unable to see his good work. The tweet caught everyone’s attention because Memon opposed PM Modi in 2019 and there was a sudden change in his opinion. He also called PM Modi ‘jaahil’ which landed him in a controversy back then.