New DelhiWill replace cabinet minister Smriti Zubin Irani Mukhtar Abbas Naqvik In addition to his current portfolio as the Union Minister for Minority Affairs. On the other hand, RCP Singh, who resigned a day before the term of the Rajya Sabha, will be replaced by Jyotiraditya M Scindia. Scindia will take charge of the Ministry of Steel with his current portfolio.
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday (July 6) resigned as the Union Minister for Minority Affairs, according to PTI. Sources told the news agency that Union Minister RCP Singh has also submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi a day before the completion of the Rajya Sabha term.
Sources also said that PM Modi had praised Naqvi and Singh during the cabinet meeting earlier today for their contribution to the country during their tenure.
The terms of both Naqvi and Singh will expire on Thursday, so the resignations submitted were to fulfill a constitutional obligation as they will cease to be MPs from Friday.
BJP’s Naqvi is also the deputy leader of the Rajya Sabha, while Singh is a minister in the Narendra Modi cabinet from the JD(U) quota.
The President of India, in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister, has accepted the resignation of Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Shri Ram Chandra Prasad Singh from the Union Council of Ministers, with immediate effect, under clause (2) of Article 75 of the Constitution.