Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday criticized Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan's remarks regarding the Taj Mahal, adding that the Uttar Pradesh Waqf Board should focus on the upkeep of the existing properties under its purview.
The role of the Minority Affairs Ministry has become crucial at a time when a "political effort" is on to create a sense of mistrust among minorities, its newly-appointed Minister of State Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday.
Ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament having a huge legislative agenda, the government on Tuesday said it would go the extra mile to accomodate the opposition while conveying to it that "democracy functions through numbers also."
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, a prominent Muslim face of the BJP, stages a comeback to the Union Council of Ministers, 15 years after his stint as MoS Information and Broadcasting in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.
The ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday accused BJP of trying to create unrest in West Bengal on the basis of religion, soon after some central leaders of the saffron outfit were arrested for trying to enter the violence- hit Makra village in Birbhum district.
The West Bengal police, Thursday, prevented a central fact finding team of BJP from visiting Makra village in Birbhum district where three persons were killed and as many injured in clashes between Trinamool Congress and BJP supporters last week.
BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday attacked Congress saying during ten years of UPA rule at the Centre, the party "created an atmosphere of fear and insecurity and kept Muslims away from progress".
BJP vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday launched a blistering attack on Congress and praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that he had eliminated "power brokers" from the "corridors of power" in Delhi.
Exuding confidence that BJP will form the next government in Haryana on its own, senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said that time has come to rid the state from "malgovernance" of Congress.