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Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi resigns ahead of Vice President elections

6/07/2022 at 5:51 PM

New Delhi, July 6: Union Minister of Minority Affairs and Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi resigned from the cabinet on Wednesday.

Naqvi’s tenure as union minister will end on July 7 (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.

Meanwhile, Naqvi’s name is doing the rounds for the post of the second-highest constitutional position, the Vice President

Earlier during the Cabinet meeting today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seen speaking highly of Naqvi for his contribution to the country and the people.

Naqvi also met BJP president J P Nadda at the party headquarters in the national capital soon after the cabinet meeting.

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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