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Karnataka should take call on Wakf scam: Khurshid

delhi Updated: Mar 27, 2012 14:14 IST

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With a Karnataka government-appointed panel unearthing an alleged scam with regard to wakf land, minority affairs minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday 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 Waqf Boards existed at the central level, he said the minority affairs also has overall monitoring capacity and responsibility.