Union ministers Naqvi, RCP Singh resign
New Delhi: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and R C P Singh resigned from the Union Cabinet on Wednesday, a day before the completion of their Rajya Sabha term.
Minority Affairs Minister Naqvi and Steel Minister Singh submitted their resignations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who lauded their contributions to the country during their ministerial tenure.
President Ram Nath Kovind accepted their resignations and assigned the minority affairs ministry to Smriti Irani and the steel ministry to Jyotiraditya Scindia, in addition to their existing portfolios.
With Naqvi resigning on Wednesday and his Rajya Sabha term ending a day later, there will be no Muslim face in the Union Council of Ministers and among the BJP’s 395 Members of Parliament.
It will be after a long time that the BJP will not have any Muslim MP. This will also be a rare occasion when the Union Council of Ministers will not have a Muslim member.