Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Wakf Board was dominated by Wasim Rizvi for the past 15 years, which has been broken this time. In fact, the election to the head post of the Shia Waqf board was on Monday. Wasim Rizvi boycotted the election, which led to Maulana Kalbe Jawwad's son-in-law Ali Zaidi being elected unopposed. Wasim Rizvi himself wanted to contest for his close aide Syed Faizi instead of fighting, but all of the members nominated by the government were special to Kalbe Jawad.
Minister of State for Minority Welfare Mohsin Raza was present in the UP Cabinet during the Shia Waqf Board elections. He said Ali Zaidi's victory is the victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the state CM Yogi's zero-tolerance policy on corruption. Mohsin Raza also said that those from the Shia community in the state who were wronged during the previous board will now be treated with justice.
For the past 15 years, Maulana Kalbe Jawwad and Wasim Rizvi had been fighting for political supremacy over the capture of the Shia Central Wakf Board in Uttar Pradesh. Kalbe Jawad had put all his might to remove Wasim Rizvi, who was elected chairman of the Shia Waqf Board during Mayawati's government, and took to the streets to demonstrate, but then one of them did not run because of Azam Khan.