Congress government donated 123 prime properties to Delhi Waqf Board

New Delhi- Ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress-led UPA government offered 123 prime properties in the capital to the Delhi Waqf Board. As ‘Times Now’ reports, the cabinet made the decision days before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. After the ruling, a secret note was signed by Additional Secretary JP Prakash, which read, “Denotification of 123 properties in Delhi under the control of Land & Development Office (LNDO) and Delhi Development Authority (DDA) allowing the title to return to the Delhi Waqf Board will be communicated to the Ministry pending official publication of the minutes”.

27e In February 2014, the Delhi Waqf Board wrote to the Indian government claiming 123 prime properties in the capital. Interestingly, after receiving this proposal, the cabinet immediately approved it with a secret note. The properties were inherited by the Indian government from the British government.

Editorial Viewpoints
  • The Congress government at the time gave away the properties as if they were their own! Those involved in making such a decision should be severely punished.
  • Congress is a sycophant, trying to appease religious fanatics.
  • Will Congress, which has made decisions contrary to the public interest to appease religious fanatics, ever manage to do something in the public interest?
  • Nationalists expect the BJP government to seize the property.

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