Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
is a former Indian federal minister and a Bharatiya Janata Party
leader. Born in Allahabad
in 15 Oct 1957 he studied law and arts at Allahabad University
, while Collage time he was President of Student Union Government Intermediate College
He contested first for Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh in 1980 from Allahabad West for Janta Party Seculer, and Raj Narain
again from Ayodhya as an independent candidate in 1989 .
He also contested in 1991 from Mau Vidhansabha and he lost by only 133 votes from CPI candidate Imtiyaz Ahmed, there was controversy and he blamed Kalpnath Rai and Mau Administration and then in next election in 1993, he lost against BSP Candidate Naseem by 10000 Votes.
He was elected to Lok Sabha
in 1998 from Rampur
In 1998 he was appointed Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting with additional charge of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.He is currently the national Vice President of Bharatiya Janata Party . He is one of the most prominent Muslim faces within the BJP. He is member of the Rajya Sabha 2nd time from Uttar Pradesh. He has written 2 books - "Syah" in 1991 and "Danga" in 1998. He has visited U.A.E., North Korea, Mauritius, Hong Kong, China, Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Thailand.
He has been member of following parliamentary and other committees:
- Committee on Finance
- Committee on Commerce
- Joint Committee on the......