Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

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Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
Constituency Rampur
Personal details
Born (1957-10-15) October 15, 1957 (age 57)
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Seema Naqvi
Children 1
Religion Shia Muslim[1][2][3][4]

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi (About this sound pronunciation , (Hindustani: मुख्तार अब्बास नकवी ; 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.[1]

Naqvi studied at Allahabad University.[1] He was jailed for activism during the Emergency of 1975–77.[4]

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.[1] He ran again in 1989, this time for the Ayodhya constituency as an independent candidate.[1]

He also contested in 1991 and 1993 from Mau Vidhansabha.[5]

He was elected to Lok Sabha in 1998 from Rampur.[1]

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.[1]

As of 2010, he is a national vice-president of the BJP, and is the party's most prominent Muslim member.[1][2][3][6][7] 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


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi". India Today. 12 May 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Mishra, Sidharth (10 February 2012). "Capitalkhabar / Real versus Virtual". The Pioneer. 
  3. ^ a b "Q&A: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi". The Hindu. 21 March 2004. 
  4. ^ a b "A BJP candidate who believes in namaz and Hindu gods". Thaindian News. IANS. 5 May 2009. 
  5. ^ Verna, Lalmi (17 January 2012). "After 10 years, BJP turns to a Muslim candidate". The Indian Express. 
  6. ^ "National Office Bearers". Bharatiya Janata Party website. 28 September 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "No further change in state BJP". Times of India. TNN. 15 July 2009. 

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