Senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has not been nominated by the BJP for the post of Vice President. He was said to be the frontrunner in this race. However, the party has declared West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar as the Vice Presidential candidate. Such questions arise: what will be the political future of Naqvi, who has resigned from the post of Union Minister? Since the end of Rajya Sabha membership, many speculations are being made about his political future.
The news of Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi being made the governor of the state came to light after BJP made Jagdeep Dhankhar, who was the Governor of West Bengal, as the Vice Presidential candidate.
Congratulating Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi by tweeting, BJP MP Hans Raj Hans said, "Congratulations on the appointment of Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi ji as the new Governor of Bengal by the Central Government." After this Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi became the Governor. The news of leaving was denied.
In 1998, Bharatiya Janata Party gave a ticket to Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi from Rampur and he won the election. Then he was made the Minister of Information and Broadcasting in the government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. When the Modi government came to power in 2014, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was made Minister of State for Minorities, got cabinet status in 2016. When Prime Minister Narendra Modi again took power in 2019, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was again made the Union Minority Minister.