Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
|Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi|
October 15, 1957 |
Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi ( pronunciation (help·info), Hindi: मुख्तार अब्बास नकवी,Urdu: مختار عباس نقوی) is vice-president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and former Indian federal minister. He was born in Allahabad on October 15, 1957.
His first bid at elected office was in 1980, when he ran for the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly seat for the Allahabad West constituency representing the Janata Party. He ran again in 1989, this time for the Ayodhya constituency as an independent candidate.
He also contested in 1991 and 1993 from Mau Vidhansabha.
In 1998 he was appointed Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and was also given responsibility over the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
As of 2010[update], he is a national vice-president of the BJP, and is the party's most prominent Muslim member. For the second time, he is a member of the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh. He has written two books: Syah in 1991 and Danga in 1998.
He has been member of following parliamentary and other committees:
- Committee on Finance
- Committee on Commerce
- Joint Committee on the Functioning of Wakf Boards
- Committee on Information Technology
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