RJD MLA Azazul Haque announces resignation from party

The brother in-law of former MP Md Sahabuddin and sitting RJD MLA Azazul Haque, on Friday quit the party after his claim for a ticket was passed over by the leadership.

Last Updated: Oct 01, 2010, 21:25 PM IST

Patna: The brother in-law of former MP Md Sahabuddin and sitting RJD MLA Azazul Haque, on Friday quit the party after his claim for a ticket was passed over by the
leadership.

"I have handed over my resignation to the RJD`s office staff in the absence of any senior leader in the party office," he said. The RJD leadership has ignored my rightful claim for
re-nomination from Ziradei assembly seat in Siwan district, Haque said.
He hinted that he will contest the forthcoming assembly polls as an independent candidate if his supporters pestered him to do so. The outgoing RJD MLA claimed that the RJD leadership`s decision to deny him re-nomination from Ziradei seat has not
gone down well with his relative Sahabuddin and said that he will decided a future course of action in consultation the latter.
Meanwhile, the RJD national spokesman Md Iliyas Hussain refused to attach significance to Haque`s resignation from the party and said that any number of leaders quit their party in the run up to the polls.

It (Haque`s resignation) will not make any difference to the RJD`s electoral prospects, he said.

PTI