Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister and chairman of the State Haj Committee, Mohammad Azam Khan, has slammed the State’s Finance Department for creating hurdles in the construction of a ‘Haj House’ in Ghaziabad.

Mr. Khan, in a strongly-worded letter to Chief Secretary Javed Usmani, dated November 26, a copy of which is with The Hindu , said the U.P. Haj Committee did not want to build the Haj House any more. The Minister told Mr. Usmani that he was free to put it to better use.