Waqf mafias will not be spared, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
Lucknow: Refusing to comment over Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan's involvement in Waqf board irregularities, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday claimed that 'honest will remain untouched, but corrupts will not be spared'.
After holding a 45-minute-long meeting with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Naqvi said, "The waqf board mafias will be stripped off the properties they have grabbed illegally. The properties will be maintained properly and will be used for educational purposes."
"Classy people do not indulge in abusive talks. We have received the investigation reports of the waqf board corruption case and the legal action will be son taken," he said when questioned about the allegations of Azam Khan's involvement in the scam.
He further stated that he met CM Adityanath to discuss the roadmap for the development of poor backward classes and empowerment of minorities. "The Centre and state government will work together to achieve the goal," he added.
He blamed the previous SP government of being unserious towards the welfare of minorities.
"The Centre gave Rs 15,000 crore for development of minorities of the state but, the money was not used for the purpose," said Naqvi, adding, "The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government will make sure that the corrupts are not spared. As we do not believe in vote-bank politics, we will work for the minorities without discrimination."
What else Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said?
- The ministers and government officials will visit the development sites themselves and monitor the work progress.
- New school, colleges, girls' hostels and clean water dispensers will be established.
- Sadbhavna Mandap (Goodwill pavilions) will be set up in each district.
- There are 15 thousand Madarsas which are giving modern education to the children along with the religious education.
- An order has been issued for construction of toilets at all Madarsas.
- Under the Centre's scheme, 20 new skill development centers will be opened across the state.
- Will ensure better education and more job opportunities in the state.