Amanatullah files nomination as Delhi Waqf Board reconstruction process begins, 5 MLAs in race


Amanatullah files nomination as Delhi Waqf Board reconstruction process begins

Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan’s picture surfaced on the social media with his supporters after filing nomination papers for the Delhi Waqf Board (DWB) whose process of reconstitution has begun.

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According to a public notice issued by the revenue department, elections for the electing a new chairman of DWB will be held on August 25 if it requires with August 17  being the last date for nomination submissions.

“In the event of elections being contested, polling will be held on August 25 between 9 am to 2 pm at the office of deputy commissioner (north), who has been appointed as the returning officer for the polls,” said an official of the Delhi government as reported by The New Indian Express.

Amanatullah is the top runner with contest to be held among five AAP Muslim elected members including Shoaib Iqbal (Matia Mahal), Imran Hussain (Ballimaran), Abdul Rehman (Seelampur), and Haji Yunus (Mustafabad).

“The possibility of the elections is unlikely. The member-MLA may unanimously be elected. Former chairman of DWB and Okhla MLA Khan is the front runner,” said a former DWB member, reported the daily.