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Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi DOB: October 15, 1957

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is an Indian politician and the current Union Minister of Minority Affairs. He was elected to Rajya Sabha in 2016.He became Minister of State for Minority Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs on 26 May 2014 in Narendra Modi ministry. After resignation of Najma Heptulla on 12 July 2016, he got independent charge of the Ministry of Minority Affairs.

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Minority doesn't mean only Muslims: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Politics | Jul 18, 2019, 03:11 PM IST

Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said the term minority doesn't denote only Muslims and that there are five other notified minorities: Jains, Buddhists, Christians, Parsis and Sikhs.

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Record 2 lakh Indian pilgrims to go for Haj this year: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

India | Jun 09, 2019, 05:33 PM IST

"The number of women Haj pilgrims going without mehram (male companion) has increased this year and stood at 2,340. Around 48 per cent of the two lakh Haj pilgrims from India are women," the minister informed.

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Education of girls' from minority communities is government's priority: Naqvi

India | Jun 04, 2019, 04:25 PM IST

"Ensuring socio-economic-educational empowerment of minorities through '3Es' -- education, employment and empowerment -- is our target and we will work hard to achieve this goal," Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said.

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Owaisi saying 'unnecessary' things in name of religion: BJP's Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi lashes out

India | Jun 01, 2019, 05:23 PM IST

AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi had earlier said that Muslims do not suddenly become 'second class citizens' of India after BJP's lanslide victory in elections. Naqvi said that such statements do not help anyone and under PM Narendra Modi eveyone feels secured.

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, a BJP Muslim face, is Union Minister

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, a BJP Muslim face, is Union Minister again

India | May 30, 2019, 09:06 PM IST

Rajya Sabha member Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday took oath as a Union Minister. He was previously the Union Minister of Minority Affairs.  

EC couldn't take adequate punitive steps in Bengal: Mukhtar

EC couldn't take adequate punitive steps in Bengal: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

May 12, 2019, 03:58 PM IST

Accusing Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress of trying to turn the state into a hub of "misrule and hooliganism", Naqvi said it was possible that the administration was not fully cooperating with the EC to maintain law and order during the ongoing Lok Sabha polls.

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Corruption in Congress DNA, making a mockery of poverty: Naqvi

Apr 03, 2019, 03:54 PM IST

Terming the Congress a "history-sheeter" in "making mockery of poverty", he said the party should realise that "mountain of slogans" cannot get votes for it.

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Terrorism biggest enemy of Islam, humanity: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

India | Mar 15, 2019, 08:01 PM IST

The entire world will have to unite to defeat the evil of terrorism by isolating those who support it, Naqvi was quoted as saying in a statement from his office.

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Modi govt has built a 'highway of development': Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

India | Jan 13, 2019, 05:21 PM IST

The Modi government has built a “highway of development” by removing “speed breakers” posed by issues related to religion, region and caste, he said in a statement issued after the inauguration.

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BJP under no pressure from allies, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

India | Dec 31, 2018, 04:35 PM IST

Playing down the exit of the TDP and RLSP from the NDA this year, Naqvi said those leaving for their “own political reasons” cannot be stopped.

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Driver of opposition alliance wagon doesn't even have learner's licence: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

India | Dec 30, 2018, 04:24 PM IST

Taking a swipe at Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his efforts to form a front to take on the BJP in 2019 polls, Union Minister  Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Sunday that the driver of the opposition alliance wagon doesn't even have a learner's licence and could drive it into a ditch.

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Rahul Gandhi is himself unemployed, that's why he can't see jobs created by Modi government: Naqvi

Aug 13, 2018, 08:19 PM IST

“PM Modi has now forgotten to mention his pet schemes like Make In India, Skill India and others because all such efforts have been a big failure. Even a mattress is ordered from China for PM Modi's event,” said Raj Babbar.

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Textbooks should include chapter on Emergency to highlight atrocities: Naqvi

India | Jun 25, 2018, 08:55 PM IST

On a day that marks 43 years since the Emergency was imposed, Naqvi said it was the "biggest blot on Indian democracy" with hundreds of people "killed and oppressed in jail".

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Rahul Gandhi is organising Iftar party for political gain, I am doing so for the needy: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

India | Jun 13, 2018, 02:42 PM IST

After a gap of two years, Congress party will host an Iftar party here on Wednesday. It will begin in the evening. The party's last Iftar was hosted by then Congress President Sonia Gandhi in 2015.

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Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi to host an Iftar party for divorced women & their families tomorrow

India | Jun 12, 2018, 02:32 PM IST

Interestingly, on Monday, controversial Telangana BJP MLA T Raja Singh Lodh said that only those "begging for vote” host Iftar parties, declaring he would neither host nor attend such events.

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Election drubbings have hit BJP, admits Naqvi, says 'may look for new allies ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls'

Politics | Jun 03, 2018, 04:02 PM IST

Asked whether the Bharatiya Janata Party would need the support of allies, especially regional outfits, for the general elections, Naqvi said the BJP was committed to alliance partners right from the tenure of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi offers 'chadar' at Ajmer shrine on PM Modi's behalf

India | Mar 19, 2018, 04:24 PM IST

Narendra Modi had handed over the 'chadar' to Naqvi on Saturday to be offered at the shrine.

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Slashed Haj airfares to offset withdrawal of subisdy: Naqvi

India | Feb 27, 2018, 07:51 PM IST

The airfare from New Delhi to Jeddah and back, which was Rs 98,750 in 2013-14 as fixed by the UPA government, has now been reduced to Rs 71,853. Similarly, the airfare from Hyderabad would be Rs 65,766 instead of Rs 1,01,600 previously

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School drop-out rate among Muslim girls matter of concern for govt: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

India | Feb 17, 2018, 05:14 PM IST

"The school drop-out rate among Muslim girls, which is more than 72 per cent, is a matter of concern. To change the situation, the (Narendra) Modi government has focused on educational empowerment of Muslim girls," Naqvi said.

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BJP govt has ended appeasement, vote bank politics: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Politics | Jan 18, 2018, 04:40 PM IST

Naqvi said that the Narendra Modi government was working with commitment for "inclusive growth" which has ensured that all sections of the society, including minorities, are becoming an equal partner of the development process.

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