Rajya Sabha’s membership ended on July 7, and Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi resigned from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. He had to follow the constitutional requirements,” Naqvi, who was the Muslim face of the Modi government, told. Minister for Steel RCP Singh also failed to get a re-nomination to the Rajya Sabha and has also put in his papers. His tenure in the Upper House will also end.
RCP Singh is a leader of NDA’s ally Janata Dal (United). He was denied a ticket to Rajya Sabha for another term by his party. When the term of a member of a house ends, his tenure as minister also ends. He can be re-appointed as a minister in which case he will have to take oath again. They will get a six-month period to be a member of either of the houses,” former Lok Sabha Secretary General PDT Achary told.
Modi lauded both Naqvi and Singh during the cabinet meeting for their contribution to the country during their tenure.
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. 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. Naqvi met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president J P Nadda. With Naqvi’s tenure in Rajya Sabha coming to an end; the BJP will have no Muslim representation in the Narendra Modi government. Although the party has been tightlipped about Naqvi’s future, rumors are rife that his name is being considered for the post of Vice-President. Another name that is making rounds for the post is Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan.