Noted social worker and academician Prof. Mumtaz Ali Khan was appointed as the Minister for Minority Affairs, Hajj and Wakf in the Karnataka cabinet headed by Mr. B.S. Yeddyurappa.
Dr. Khan joined the Bhartiya Janata Party as a primary member in early 2004. Within a week, he was appointed the vice president of the Party. He contested Assembly election from Jayamahal constituency in Bangalore in April 2004 and lost to Roshan Baig. He remained with the Party persuading the minorities to join the BJP rank.
He was a former professor of rural sociology in the prestigious University of Agricultural Sciences in Bangalore. Dr. Khan has been working among Muslims and Dalits, running a number of welfare and development schemes for the widows, students and the underprivileged sections. He has authored a number of books on socio-economic issues pertaining to these sections. He runs the Salamath Kannada School for Muslim children in R. T. Nagar locality of the city and edits a tiny journal called Crush and fearlessly advocates his view on matters of social concern.
27 September 2013
Prof Khan left BJP, resigned his council seat and joined Congress in protest against Modi being made the PM nominee.
Interview of Prof Mumtaz Ali Khan