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President accepts resignation of Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, RCP Singh

President accepts resignation of Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, RCP Singh

New Delhi, July 6 (UNI) President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday accepted the resignations of Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Steel Minister Ram Chandra Prasad Singh from the Union Council of Ministers.
As per the statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan, "As advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the President of India has accepted the resignations of Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Ram Chandra Prasad Singh from the Union Council of Ministers, with immediate effect, under clause (2) of Article 75 of the Constitution.

"Further, as advised by the Prime Minister, the President has directed that Smriti Zubin Irani, Cabinet Minister, be assigned the charge of the Ministry of Minority Affairs, in addition to her existing portfolio.

"Furthermore, as advised by the Prime Minister, the President has directed that Jyotiraditya M Scindia, Cabinet Minister, be assigned the charge of the Ministry of Steel, in addition to his existing portfolio," added the statement.
Earlier in the day, the two leaders, belonging to BJP and JD (U), had submitted their resignations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, one day before the completion of their term in the Rajya Sabha.
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