Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday resigned as Union Minister of Minority Affairs, news agency ANI reported.

On Wednesday, it is reported that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is learnt to have lauded Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi’s contribution to the country and the people during the Cabinet meeting.

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Soon after the Cabinet meeting, the Union minister met BJP president JP Nadda at the party headquarters in the national capital.

Recently, several BJP leaders were elected to Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan. However, the party did not give a Rajya Sabha ticket to Naqvi.

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His term as Rajya Sabha MP is set to end on Thursday.