Khurshid says KTK govt will have to take a call on Wakf scam

Khurshid says KTK govt will have to take a call on Wakf scam

With a Karnataka government- appointed panel unearthing an alleged scam with regard to wakf land, Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid today 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 said.

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.