Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi: Former Union Minister and senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has become a puzzle for political scholars. Ever since the BJP did not make him its candidate in the Rajya Sabha elections, there has been a lot of speculation about him. But till now all the speculations made by the political pundits for him have remained in vain. Once again, the round of speculation about his political future has started. There is talk of him becoming the Governor of West Bengal.
This speculation got more air when BJP MP from Delhi Hansraj Hans had congratulated him in advance as the new Governor of West Bengal on social media. His tweet had become very viral. However, the BJP high command has not yet taken any formal decision in this regard. That’s why he had to delete his social media post later. But the discussion of Naqvi going to the Raj Bhavan in Bengal is in full swing in the political corridors. People who keep news of BJP’s insides also believe that the party’s strong Muslim face Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is almost certain to be made the Governor of Bengal.
Why BJP will make Naqvi the Governor of Bengal
There are two Muslim leaders in the BJP doing Hindutva politics, who have a national identity and who have played an important role in the organization along with the minister at the center. They are former Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Industries Minister Shahnawaz Hussain in the Government of Bihar. The BJP has removed 53-year-old Hussain from the politics of the Center and sent him back to the politics of Bihar. At the same time, now it is the turn of 64-year-old Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. Naqvi has played the role of spokesperson in BJP for a long time and the way he has responded to allegations of communal politics being leveled against the party has impressed the high command.
The BJP wants to use her long political experience and brilliant eloquence against a flamboyant political rival like Mamata Banerjee. Even after such a long political career, his image is spotless. In such a situation, it will be difficult for CM Mamta Banerjee, who is seen on the backfoot due to many other scams including teacher recruitment scam, to open a front against her. As the date for the Lok Sabha elections approaches, the politics of Bengal will get interesting. In such a situation, the role of the Raj Bhavan there is also going to be very important. Apart from this, there is a large Muslim population in Bengal, so Naqvi can act as a bridge between Bengali Muslims and BJP. Who is looking at BJP with suspicion regarding CAA and NRC.
Speculations about Naqvi
As soon as the BJP cut the ticket of Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in the Rajya Sabha elections, speculation started about his political future. All the political pundits started predicting him to contest in the upcoming Rampur Lok Sabha by-election as Naqvi has been an MP from here. But it didn’t happen. After this, there was discussion about making him the Vice Presidential candidate. Such articles started appearing in newspapers and portals that why BJP would make him the candidate of Vice President, many weighty arguments were given in its favor. But after the announcement of the incumbent Governor of West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar as the NDA’s vice-president candidate, once again these speculations also came to the fore. Now there is talk of Naqvi going to the Raj Bhavan in Bengal. However, no official announcement has been made by the BJP high command yet.
Let us tell you that Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was the only Muslim minister in the Modi cabinet. He was the Minority Welfare Minister in the government. There is no Muslim minister in the government after his departure. Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani is handling the charge of Minority Welfare Department.