What: BJP's Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi quit as Union Minister in the Modi Cabinet today evening. Naqvi's Rajya Sabha term ends tomorrow.
Why: This resignation comes amidst the buzz that Naqvi will be elected to the post of Vice President.
Meeting with PM: Mr Naqvi began the day with a meeting with BJP president JP Nadda and another with Prime Minister Narendra Modi before handing in his papers.
Additional context: Mr Naqvi and Rajnath Singh are the only two ministers who were also in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee led-BJP government.
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