K’taka govt should take call on Wakf scam: Khurshid

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 14:08

New Delhi: With a Karnataka government appointed panel unearthing an alleged scam with regard to wakf land, Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday said it is a state level issue and they would have to take a decision
on it.

However, if the state government wanted, it could refer
the matter to the Union Government, he said.

Khurshid said, "This (wakf scam) is actually a state
level issue, state level entitlement, so they will have to
look at it," he told reporters outside Parliament.

"State Government will have to decide what they want to
do, if they refer something to us, it is another matter," he

Karnataka Minorities Commission Chairman Anwar Manipaddy
had yesterday submitted a report on alleged scam of over Rs 2
lakh crore, involving Wakf Board land, to Chief Minister D V
Sadananda Gowda.

Khurshid said that "nothing had come" to him till
present regarding the Karnataka government`s findings.

Noting that a council for Waqf Boards existed at the
central level, he said the Minority Affairs also has overall
monitoring capacity and responsibility.


First Published: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 14:07

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