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Smriti Irani assigned charge of Ministry of Minority Affairs after Naqvi resigns

New Delhi : President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday accepted the resignations of Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi from the Union Council of Ministers with immediate effect and assigned his portfolio of minority affairs to Smriti Irani respectively.

A President House communique said, “The President, as advised by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has accepted the resignations of Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Ram Chandra Prasad Singh from the Union Council of Ministers, with immediate effect, under clause (2) of Article 75 of the Constitution.”

Union ministers Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and R C P Singh submitted their resignations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, a day before the completion of their Rajya Sabha term, sources said.Considering that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has not extended his term, as Naqvi’s resignation, has also given rise to speculations that he may run for Vice Presidential elections. Naqvi also reportedly met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president JP Nadda, on Wednesday.

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