Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi: News

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician, Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament, and Minister for Minority Affairs in the Government of India. He did his BA and LLB from the University of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. He worked as a young activist in 1975 during the Emergency and was detained at Allahabad’s Naini Central Jail. In 1980, Naqvi unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha elections and the UP Legislative Assembly elections as a member of the Janata Party (Secular). He later joined the BJP. In the 1998 Lok Sabha elections, Naqvi won from UP’s Rampur constituency, defeating Begum Noor Bano of the Indian National Congress (INC). He became the Union Minister of State (MoS) in the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2010 from UP. In 2014, Naqvi became MoS in the Ministry of Minority Affairs under Minister Najma Heptulla in the NDA Government. He also served as the MoS for Parliamentary Affairs from 2014 to 2017. In 2016, he was re-elected to the Rajya Sabha and took over as the Minority Affairs Minister.

06 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi resigns as minister amid Vice President speculations

Union Ministers Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has tendered his resignation as the Union Minister of Minority Affairs amid speculations that he may run for Vice President of India.

24 Aug 2021


Urdu poetry symposium to be held on August 28: Naqvi

The Ministry of Minority Affairs will hold an Urdu poetry symposium on August 28 as part of the Amrit Mahotsav celebrations to mark 75 years of Independence, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday.

10 Jun 2021


Centre to launch nationwide campaign to counter vaccination drive rumors

A nationwide campaign will be launched by social and educational institutions to curb rumors and apprehensions spread by nefarious and vested interests about the world's largest anti-coronavirus vaccination drive being conducted in India, Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said in Mumbai on Thursday.

23 Jun 2020

Saudi Arabia

Coronavirus: No Hajj for Indian Muslims this year, refund initiated

India won't be sending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia this year to perform Hajj, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday.

29 Dec 2019

Pakistan News

Meerut-cop tells protesters to 'Go to Pakistan'; Naqvi demands action

A massive row has erupted in Uttar Pradesh after a top cop was caught on camera, making communal statements in Meerut's Muslim locality.

21 Dec 2019


No nationwide NRC announced, says government as CAA protests continue

The protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) have spread across the nation in just over a week.

25 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

Congress wants 'contract PM' who can be 'remote controlled': Naqvi

Senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today claimed that the Congress wants a "contract prime minister" who can be "remote controlled", but the country wants a "perfect" prime minister like Narendra Modi.

05 Jan 2019


In new video, Naseeruddin Shah says dissenting voices being silenced

Amnesty India released a video on Friday featuring veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah where he spoke about constitutional rights of Indians and claimed there was a crackdown on dissenting voices.

27 Dec 2018

Lok Sabha

245-yes, 11-noes: Triple Talaq Bill passed in Lok Sabha

After four hours of heated debate, the Triple Talaq Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.

04 Dec 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Naqvi calls Bulandshahr violence 'inhuman,' urges people to remain united

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today termed the mob violence in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh over 'illegal' cow slaughter 'inhuman' and said stern action should be initiated against those responsible.

Sidhu's photo with pro-Khalistan activist sparks new controversy

Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has been facing criticism for his visit to Pakistan for the ground-breaking foundation stone laying ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor, has landed himself in yet another controversy.

11 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

Ram-temple issue should be resolved at earliest: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today pitched for a resolution of the contentious Ram temple issue at the earliest.

23 Oct 2018


Gandhi Jayanti celebrations: 'Mushaira' to be held in Mumbai

A "Mushaira" based on the theme of Mahatma Gandhi's teachings will be held in Mumbai on Friday as part of a series of such Urdu poetry symposiums being organized by the Ministry of Minority Affairs to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation.

20 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

Rahul is a pirated laptop of verbosity: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Addressing the BJP Jharkhand unit office, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday likened the Congress President Rahul Gandhi to a pirated laptop having only "fake and fraud words".

17 Sep 2018


#ModiBirthday: 568kg ladoo unveiled on PM Modi's birthday

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar and his cabinet colleague Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi unveiled a 568kg ladoo on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 68th birthday today.

10 Sep 2018


BJP calls Bharat Bandh an attempt to spread rumor, confusion

BJP today dubbed the 'Bharat Bandh' call given by the Congress and several other parties as an attempt to spread rumor and confusion among the masses and said people will puncture the grand alliance balloon.

21 Jul 2018

Narendra Modi

Bareilly NGO head announces rewards for stoning triple talaq activists

The head of a Bareilly NGO yesterday allegedly announced cash rewards for anyone who stones and shaves the heads of two women who led campaigns against triple talaq.

14 Jul 2018


Haj 2018: First batch of pilgrims leaves for Saudi Arabia

Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has flagged off the first batch of Haj pilgrims today. He said the preparations for ensuring a smooth pilgrimage have been completed.

25 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

Rashtriya 'Shia' Samaj vows to support Modi in Lok-Sabha elections

Shia community under the banner of RSS (Rashtriya Shia Samaj) has decided to support Narendra Modi as BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

17 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

Muslim-minds poisoned for 70-years, hard-work needed to gain trust: Naqvi

Union Minister for Minorities Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday said the Narendra Modi government has to do a lot for winning Muslims as their mind has been corrupted for the last 70 years.

03 Jun 2018


Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi: Minorities in India are the safest worldwide

Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, while speaking at the BJP's 'Transforming India' initiative in Goa, said that minorities in India are safer here than in any other democratic country.

22 May 2018

Narendra Modi

Citing threat to secularism, Delhi Archbishop asks Christians to fast

The Archbishop of Delhi, Anil Couto, sparked a controversy by releasing a circular asking Christians to offer prayers and observe a fast every Friday, ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

27 Mar 2018


Malviya's tweet based on news channel report: BJP to EC

The BJP today told the Election Commission that its IT cell chief Amit Malviya's tweet on the Karnataka Assembly election dates before the poll panel's announcement was based on a news channel's report.

15 Feb 2018


BJP promises free Jerusalem-trips for Christians, if voted to power

A month after the Modi government withdrew subsidies for Haj pilgrimages, the BJP is now offering Christians free pilgrimages to Jerusalem if elected to power in Nagaland.

10 Oct 2017

Haj Yatra

Women, men should share pregnancy for gender equality: Muslim cleric

In an outrageous statement, Muslim clerics body Jamiat Ulama's Secretary, Gulzar Azmi, mocked gender equality saying, "If you want equality, why don't men and women carry pregnancy for 4.5 months each?"

17 Sep 2017

Triple Talaq

BJP leader's sister, an anti-triple talaq activist, receives death threats

Union minister and senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi's sister was waylaid and given death threats by three men in the city of Bareilly in UP.

04 Sep 2017


India Inc praises latest cabinet reshuffle

The Indian industry praised Modi for the latest cabinet reshuffle and said that it was "carefully strategized" to give a fresh boost to the process of India's development.

03 Sep 2017


Cabinet reshuffle: Interesting facts about the new ministers

In its third cabinet reshuffle, the Modi government has inducted nine new faces and promoted four Ministers of State to cabinet rank.

13 Apr 2017

Uttar Pradesh

Sambhal: Editor-in-chief of news channel arrested for spreading communal tension

Editor-in-chief of Hindi news channel Sudarshan, Suresh Chavanke, was arrested on charges of inciting communal tension and hurting religious sentiments in Sambhal district of Uttar Pradesh.