The government will study the report of Upa Lokayukta

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By Express press service

BENGALURU: The state government decided on Wednesday to take the next step on a report filed in 2012 by then-Chairman of the Minorities Commission, Anwar Manippady, into the alleged seizure of wakf properties spanning several thousand of acres and valued at over Rs 2 lakh crore. The government will study an Upa Lokayukta investigation report, which authenticates the Manippady report.

“We will study the 13-volume Upa Lokayukta report and also provide copies to members of the House for detailed discussion as the people of Karnataka should know the facts,” Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said while responding. to a motion calling for attention in the Assembly by ruling BJP Basanagouda members Patil Yatnal, Raghupathy Bhat and Sanjiva Matanduru.

“When we are ready to discuss the baseless allegation of the 40% commission against the government, why not discuss a big scam in which government properties worth more than Rs 2 lakh crore have been seized? Is there greater corruption than this? Wait and watch whose names come out,” he said, in a warning to congressional leaders.

When Deputy Opposition Leader and Congressman UT Khader alleged that the Manippady report was being brought to the House to distract from the 40% commission scam, Raghupathy Bhat said Khader should keep his composure because his name does not appear in the report. .

Yatnal insisted that the Wakf Council be suspended and the case be given to the CBI.
Justice Minister JC Madhu Swamy said. “We have placed the report on the floor of the House following the instructions of the High Court in 2020.”

Wakf Minister Shashikala Jolle said the report was tabled in both chambers in September 2020.
“Around 27,000 acres of 54,000 acres of wakf properties worth Rs 2.3 lakh crore are believed to have been seized,” she said, adding that the report was dismissed by the then Siddaramaiah government. .
Manippady submitted his report to then Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on March 26, 2012.

Strong points
The names of about a dozen top congressional leaders appear in the Manipady report.
Of 54,000 acres of wakf properties, 29,000 acres have been grabbed by accused chiefs.
The government sent the Manippady report to Lokayukta on July 4, 2012 to verify the facts.
Judge Upa Lokayukta Anand submitted the report to the government on March 4, 2016.

BILL ON THE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF RELIGION PASSED IN ASSEMBLY

The Karnataka Religious Freedom Protection Bill 2022 passed the Assembly on Wednesday, even as members of Congress staged a walkout. The Bill was passed in Council last Thursday with minor amendments, aimed at replacing the Ordinance which had been in effect since May 2022. The same was passed in Assembly. At around 2:30 p.m. in the Assembly, even as a heated debate raged during the passage of the Karnataka State Universities (Amendment) Bill, Congressman Krishna Byregowda approached the President Vishveshwara Hegde Kageri and whispered that the opposition would walk out of the House, when the Karnataka Religious Freedom Protection Bill, 2022 is placed for passage.

BENGALURU: The state government decided on Wednesday to take the next step on a report filed in 2012 by then-Chairman of the Minorities Commission, Anwar Manippady, into the alleged seizure of wakf properties spanning several thousand of acres and valued at over Rs 2 lakh crore. The government will study an Upa Lokayukta investigation report, which authenticates the Manippady report. “We will study the 13-volume Upa Lokayukta report and also provide copies to members of the House for detailed discussion as the people of Karnataka should know the facts,” Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said while responding. to a motion calling for attention in the Assembly by ruling BJP Basanagouda members Patil Yatnal, Raghupathy Bhat and Sanjiva Matanduru. “When we are ready to discuss the baseless allegation of the 40% commission against the government, why not discuss a big scam in which government properties worth more than Rs 2 lakh crore have seized? Is there greater corruption than this? Wait and watch whose names come out,” he said, in a warning to Congress leaders. When the Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Congressman UT Khader alleged Manippady report being brought to House to distract from 40% commission scam, Raghupathy Bhat said Khader should keep his cool as his name is not listed in the report. Yatnal insisted that the Wakf Council be suspended and the case be handed over to the CBI. Justice Minister JC Madhu Swamy said. “We have placed the report on the floor of the Chamber following the instructions of the High Court in 2020.” Wakf Minister Shashikala Jolle said the report was tabled in both chambers in September 2020. government. Manippady submitted his report to then-Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on March 26, 2012. Highlights The names of about a dozen top congressional leaders appear in the Manipady report. Of 54,000 acres of wakf properties, 29,000 acres have been grabbed by accused chiefs. The government sent the Manippady report to Lokayukta on July 4, 2012 to verify the facts. Justice Upa Lokayukta Anand submitted the report to the government on March 4, 2016. RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF RELIGION BILL PASSED IN ASSEMBLY organized a walkout. The Bill was passed in Council last Thursday with minor amendments, aimed at replacing the Ordinance which had been in effect since May 2022. The same was passed in Assembly. At around 2:30 p.m. in the Assembly, even as a heated debate raged during the passage of the Karnataka State Universities (Amendment) Bill, Congressman Krishna Byregowda approached the President Vishveshwara Hegde Kageri and whispered that the opposition would walk out of the House, when the Karnataka Religious Freedom Protection Bill, 2022 is placed for passage.

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