Mukhtar A Naqvi
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A brief biography
As in 2019, May
Born: Oct 15, 1957
Experience: 1 LS Term, 3 RS Terms
One of the most prominent Muslim faces of BJP, he made his electoral debut in 1980 when he won from Allahabad West assembly seat. He later joined BJP and is one of the few ministers in the newly inducted cabinet who has also served in Vajpayee’s government, including Rajnath Singh and Santosh Gangwar.
He was elected to Lok Sabha from Rampur in 1998, and was subsequently given the post of MoS for information and broadcasting in the Vajpayee government. He became MoS for minority affairs and parliamentary affairs in 2014. He got independent charge of the ministry. He has now been elevated to cabinet position.