BJP demands tabling Manippady report

BJP demands tabling Manippady report

BJP protest at Vidhana Soudha, on Thursday. DH photo.

BJP legislators staged a protest in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue at Vidhana Soudha, here on Thursday, demanding tabling of the Anwar Manippady report on encroachment of Wakf properties.

The saffron party also demanded a CBI probe into the alleged multi-crore Wakf property scam.

“The Congress-JD(S) coalition masquerades as the champion of minorities. If the government is truly committed, why isn’t the Manippady report being tabled in the legislature? That too, despite strictures by courts?” BJP general secretary C T Ravi said at the agitation.

The report had charged that Wakf properties to the tune of Rs 2 lakh crore had been encroached across the state and named several state and national Congress leaders.

Manippady, the former Karnataka State Minority Commission Chairman, who prepared the report, submitted it to the government in March 2012 while the BJP was in power.

“There’s a threat to my life. Even this morning I received an internet call. But I will not stop demanding justice,” Manippady said.

BJP leaders Abdul Azeem, R Ashoka, S Suresh Kumar, D H Shankaramurthy, Kota Srinivasa Poojary, Mahantesh Kavatagimath and others took part in the protest.