New Delhi: Two Union ministers — Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and R.C.P. Singh — whose Rajya Sabha time period used to be coming to an finish on July 7, submitted their resignations to Top Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. Whilst Mr Naqvi, the only real Muslim face within the Narendra Modi council of ministers, used to be heading the minority affairs ministry and used to be additionally the BJP’s deputy chief within the Rajya Sabha, Mr Singh, a JD(U) chief, held the metal portfolio. Mr Naqvi used to be additionally the one Muslim MP of the BJP amongst its just about 400-plus participants of Parliament.
Mr Naqvi’s title is, by the way, additionally doing the rounds as a number of the most likely applicants to be triumphant vice-president M. Venkaiah Naidu, who could also be the Rajya Sabha Chairman. The election for the following vice-president is scheduled to be hung on August 6, and July 19 is the remaining date for submitting nominations.
Overdue on Wednesday night, the federal government introduced that textiles minister Smriti Irani have been given the extra price of the minority affairs ministry, whilst civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia would grasp further price of the metal ministry.
Assets mentioned Mr Modi lauded each Mr Naqvi and Mr Singh at a gathering of the Union Cabinet on Wednesday for his or her contributions to the country all the way through their ministerial tenure. Each submitted their resignations with a view to fulfil their constitutional legal responsibility as they’re going to stop to be MPs from Friday. After the Cabinet assembly, Mr Naqvi could also be learnt to have met BJP president J.P. Nadda.
Mr R.C.P. Singh, who used to be as soon as thought to be as regards to Bihar leader minister Nitish Kumar, is a former bureaucrat. Mr Singh resigned on his birthday, 365 days after becoming a member of the Cabinet from his birthday party’s quota. The JD(U) denied him every other time period within the Higher Space of Parliament amid experiences that he had grown nearer to the BJP, that it seems that miffed the JD(U)’s management. The PM needed him a contented birthday within the morning.
With Mr Singh’s resignation, there are simplest two ministers on the Centre from the BJP’s allies — Ramdas Athawale from the RPI(A) and Anupriya Patel from the Apna Dal. Because the Union Cabinet has two extra vacancies and no illustration from the BJP’s greatest best friend, the JD(U), there’s a risk of a Cabinet expansion-cum-reshuffle within the close to long term.