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BJP MP Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Resigns As Minority Affairs Minister

As Naqvi steps down from the post of Minority Affairs Minister, he will no longer be a member of either house of Parliament.

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
Former Union Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi (ANI Photo/File)

New Delhi: BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday resigned as the Union Minister of Minority Affairs in the Narendra Modi Cabinet. He handed his resignation letter to the Prime Minister.

Janata Dal (United) leader RCP Singh, who was the Minister of Steel, also resigned from the Cabinet. The Rajya Sabha tenure of both the leaders will end on Thursday.

Recently, several BJP leaders were elected to Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan. However, the party did not give a Rajya Sabha ticket to Naqvi.

RCP Singh, who comes from an ally party in Bihar, JD(U), had sworn in as a minister in the Modi government a year ago on July 7, 2021. However, in the recent announcement of the Rajya Sabha tickets, Nitish Kumar denied RCP Singh’s election to the Rajya Sabha.

PM Modi had lauded the two leaders for their contribution to the country during their tenure at the Cabinet meet held earlier in the day. The Prime Minister’s words suggested that it could be the final cabinet meeting for both Naqvi and Singh.

(With ANI inputs)

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