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Delhi Cong. submits memorandum alleging corruption in Waqf Board

‘Norms flouted in 33 appointments made to the Board’

A delegation of Delhi Congress leaders submitted a memorandum to Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal’s office on Thursday alleging “irregularities and corruption” in the recruitment for various posts of the Delhi Waqf Board.

Time-bound probe

Levelling allegations of nepotism against Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amanatullah Khan, who is also the chairman of the board, the Delhi Congress leaders said that the party will soon hold a “dharna” to “expose the corruption”.

The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee said that the L-G’s office has assured the delegation of a “time-bound probe” into the matter.

The delegation comprised DPCC spokesperson Harnam Singh, Parvez Alam and Delhi Congress Minorities Cell chairman Ali Mehndi among others.

“The Delhi Congress will take this matter to this Muslim community across the Capital to show as to how the Delhi Waqf Board is being misused by Mr. Khan for personal gains instead of serving the cause of the community at large,” said Mr. Mehndi.

The DPCC in a statement said that in the memorandum submitted, party leaders have alleged that “all norms” were flouted in 33 appointments made to the Board. The delegation has also sought removal of Mr. Khan as the chairman of the Board to “ensure transparency and a fair deal in the functioning” of the Delhi Waqf Board.

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