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BJP’s Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Resigns As Minister Amid Vice President Buzz

met PM Modi and JP Nadda this morning. (File)

New Delhi:

Central ministers Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and RCP Singh resigned right now, a day earlier than the top of their Rajya Sabha time period.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised each Mr Naqvi and Mr Singh as they attended their final cupboard assembly this morning.

The Rajya Sabha phrases of Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Metal Minister RCP Singh finish tomorrow. The did not renominate Mr Naqvi and Mr Singh, Bihar Chief Minister chief Nitish Kumar’s one-time confidante and No. 2 within the social gathering, did not get one other Rajya Sabha time period as his social gathering boss was reportedly not blissful along with his proximity to senior companion BJP.

There may be hypothesis that Mr Naqvi, 64, could also be chosen by the BJP as its candidate for of India. Mr Naqvi met with BJP president JP Nadda earlier than handing in his resignation to PM Modi, fueling extra discuss.

Other than Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Mr Naqvi was the one different minister who was additionally within the Atal Bihari Vajpayee led-BJP authorities.

The ruling social gathering has been discussing a consultant of a minority neighborhood for the second highest constitutional submit, particularly at a time the BJP is going through an unprecedented backlash over the Prophet Muhammad feedback by suspended spokesperson Nupur Sharma.

M ’s time period as Vice President ends on August 10.

July 19 is the final date for nominations for Vice President. The elections might be held on August 6.

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan, former Union Minister Najma Heptulla and former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh are additionally within the working, reviews say.

The BJP has named , a tribal chief from Odisha, as its candidate.

The social gathering has sufficient numbers to have its candidates elected to the 2 posts.



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