Samajwadi party leader Azam khan could face strict action as UP Governer Ram Naik has forwarded a letter to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath asking him to look into the matter of alleged misuse and grabbing of Waqf properties and take appropriate action against him.
“The letter written by Rampur resident Faisal Lala to the Uttar Pradesh governor highlights the misuse and alleged grabbing of Waqf properties by Azam Khan. The complainant has also demanded a thorough probe into the matter,” PTI quoted a Raj Bhawan official as saying.
Azam Khan, reacting to the development said, “If I start to target those indulging in backbiting against me, then my entire life will be wasted in chasing them.”
“I have discharged my duties honestly as a cabinet minister and I am ready to face any probe,” PTI quoted Khan.
Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mohsin Raza told PTI that the “ball is now in the chief minister’s court”.
“In the past 10 years, there have been instances of corruption involving the Waqf properties. The report by the Waqf Council is with the chief minister. Now he will decide, which agency will probe the
Faisal Lala, during the previous Samajwadi government, had also handed a memo over to the Governor and a letter was forwarded to then chief minister Akhilesh Yadav asking for appropriate action against Azam Khan. But no action was taken against him.
(With PTI inputs)