Abdul Samad Siddiqui
|Abdul Samad Siddiqui|
|Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)|
Abdul Samad Siddiqui is an educationist, former Member of parliament (Rajya Sabha) from Hyderabad - Karnataka region from 1988 till 1994. He is also one of the famous Muslim leaders from the North Karnataka region, known for his obsession with building educational institutes for the poor.
Samad Siddiqui established numerous educational institutions like New Education Society, Millat Education Society etc. across Raichur city in the last 35 years of his life as an educationist and politician.
After the Split in the Janata Dal he co-founded the Lok Shakti which once was a State Party in Karnataka, with Ramakrishna Hegde (Former Union Commerce Minister and Karnataka Chief minister) and many Janata Dal leaders. Samad Siddiqui served as the National Vice-President of Lok Shakti from its inception.
He joined Bahujan Samaj Party in Feb 2013 during a rally in Bangalore. He was recently one of the educationist at the forefront of agitation to support establishment of Indian Institute of Technology at Raichur.
- "Kharge, Siddiqui lock horns at delimitation panel hearing". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 30 April 2007.
- "Demand for IIT at Raichur". Raichur, India: The Hindu. 7 March 2015.