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Wakf land scam: 'K'taka will have to take a call'

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First published: March 27, 2012, 1:40 PM IST | Updated: March 27, 2012
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Wakf land scam: 'K'taka will have to take a call'
Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said the multi-crore scam was a state level issue and they would have to take a decision on it.

New Delhi: 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 on Monday submitted a report on alleged scam of over Rs 2 lakh crore, involving Wakf Board land, to Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda.

Khurshid said that "nothing had come" to him till present regarding the Karnataka government's findings. Noting that a council for Wakf Boards existed at the central level, he said the Minority Affairs also has overall monitoring capacity and responsibility.

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