Day before their terms in the Rajya Sabha expire, Union Ministers Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and RCP Singh resign

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As their terms as Rajya Sabha MPs expire on Thursday, Union Ministers Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and RCP Singh resigned on Wednesday and presented their resignation letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi (July 7).

It was reported that earlier in the day, during the Cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised both Naqvi and Singh for their contributions to the nation and the people, seemingly indicating that it was their final cabinet meeting.

Naqvi visited BJP leader JP Nadda at the party’s headquarters in New Delhi shortly after the meeting.

Both ministers submitted their letters of resignation to the PM in accordance with protocol because they will no longer be serving as Rajya Sabha MPs as of Thursday, which is required by law. Senior BJP official Naqvi also serves as the Rajya Sabha’s deputy leader. Singh is a JD(U) quota minister in the Modi Cabinet.

In the recently held elections, where several party officials from Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh were elected to the Upper House, Naqvi was denied a Rajya Sabha ticket by the BJP.

Last July, RCP Singh took the oath of office as a cabinet minister. Additionally, the JD(U), an ally of the NDA, refused to give him a Rajya Sabha ticket.