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Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Resigns As Union Minister Of Minority Affairs

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Mumbai: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi resigned as the Union Cabinet Minister of Minority Affairs on Wednesday, ANI reported. His term as Rajya Sabha MP is set to end soon.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi’s contribution to the country and people during the cabinet meeting.

Soon after the cabinet meeting, Naqvi met BJP president JP Nadda at the party headquarters in the national capital.

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

His term as Rajya Sabha MP ends on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Naqvi’s name is in the news for the post of Vice President, the second-highest constitutional post.

The Election Commission has already issued a notification for the August 6 polls to elect the 16th Vice President, setting in motion the process of filing nominations by candidates.

M Venkaiah Naidu’s term as Vice President ends on August 10.

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