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Okhla MLA Amanatullah makes fresh effort to regain Waqf Board chairmanship; will he succeed?

Okhla’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amanatullah Khan has reached the Delhi High Court over dissolution of Waqf Board by Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung, who put his resignation paper on Thursday.

According to a report, the MLA, who was the chairman has challenged the decision of the L-G to dissolve the Waqf Board for not having his approval.

Following which, the Delhi High Court on Friday sought the response of the Centre and the Delhi Government on his plea.

Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva also issued notice to the L-G and the Waqf Board and sought their reply by March 18 next year on Khan’s plea alleging that the decision was “patently illegal”, reported PTI.

Khan’s lawyer said the LG’s October 7 decision was taken on the ground that the Board, reconstituted in March this year, did not have his approval and claimed that this reason “goes against his (L-G’s) own record”.

Khan has sought orders from the court recognising the reconstitution of the Board in March 2016 and his appointment as its Chairperson, claimed the report. A few months ago after a case was filed against the MLA he had put in his resignation papers, including of Waqf Board chairmanship. However, the party had rejected his offer and he was reinstated.

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