Jul 07, 2022 00:33 am
Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi resigned from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government on Wednesday.
His Rajya Sabha membership is ending on 7th July. Naqvi was the only Muslim face in the Modi Government.
R C P failing to get a re-nomination to the Rajya Sabha, has also put in his papers. His tenure in the Upper House will also end Thursday.
Earlier in the day, Modi had lauded both Naqvi and Singh during the cabinet meeting for their contribution to the country during their tenure, in an apparent suggestion of it being their final cabinet meeting, sources said.
While the BJP did not re-nominate Naqvi, who took oath as a cabinet minister in the Modi cabinet in its second term, JD(U) too did not give a second chance to Singh. On Wednesday, Naqvi met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president J P Nadda.