Opposition seeks answers over Ayodhya land purchase; bid to derail Ram temple construction, alleges BJP

A disagreement erupted between the BJP and the opposition events on Monday over allegations of corruption within the buy of land in Ayodhya by the Ram temple belief, with the Congress demanding a Supreme Court-monitored probe and the saffron occasion terming it as an try to “defame” and “derail” the temple development.

Latching onto the difficulty to goal the BJP and the RSS, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala alleged that it was a “big scam” dedicated utilizing funds collected from devotees and stated Prime Minister Narendra Modi ought to reply the nation.

“How could BJP leaders commit such a big malpractice in the name of Lord Ram,” Surjewala requested, and demanded that the apex courtroom direct an audit of all of the donations and funds acquired and spent by the belief and make it public within the traditions of idealism of Lord Ram.

After AAP Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh and former UP minister and Samajwadi Party chief Pawan Pandey claimed on Sunday that land worth Rs 2 crore was brought at an inflated price of Rs 18.5 crore by Shriram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, its common secretary Champat Rai dismissed the allegations as politically motivated and aimed toward spreading disinformation.

Rai asserted that there was full transparency within the land transactions, however the opposition events have been unconvinced.

“The BJP is betraying the people. Misusing the money collected for Ram temple is a severe blow to the sentiments and the faith of the people,” the Congress alleged on its Twitter deal with.

The chief justice and the Supreme Court should take cognisance of the matter and order a court-monitored probe into the costs, Surjewala stated.

“Shri Ram himself is justice, truth, faith. Betrayal in his name is unrighteous,” Congress chief Rahul Gandhi stated.

The controversy involving the emotive Ram temple challenge has erupted as political events put together for the meeting elections within the essential state of Uttar Pradesh due subsequent yr.

Members of the Uttar Pradesh Women Congress held an illustration close to the official residence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow.

“Crores of people made their offerings at the feet of God out of their faith and devotion. Misuse of those donations is unrighteous, a sin and an insult to their faith,” Congress common secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweeted.

Hitting again on the opposition events, BJP leaders claimed that those that have been opposed to the Ram temple development in Ayodhya have been those levelling the “false” allegations on the land sale.

“The political parties which for decades obstructed the decision on Ram Janmabhoomi in the court, denied the existence of Lord Ram for appeasement and opened fire on kar sevaks, should not be expected to allow temple construction to be completed without any ill-will,” Amit Malviya, nationwide in-charge of BJP’s data & expertise division, tweeted.

Speaking in an analogous vein, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma, stated, “The official answer will be given by the Trust. I would say in one line that there are some people in the opposition who do not like anything positive in context to the Ram Janmabhoomi.

“Sometimes they are saying Lord Ram was fictional, and that the Ram Setu didn’t exist …They don’t hesitate in leaving any alternative to defame the Ram Janmabhoomi,” Sharma stated.

He stated when all of the obstructions for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya have been cleared, the opposition began an “anargal pralaap” (nonsensical hue and cry) to derail it.

Delhi BJP MP Parvesh Sahib Singh said there was complete transparency in the land deal.

“The ache being felt by some political households on seeing Ram temple development had to come out within the open. They are attempting to mislead society by their false propaganda,” he tweeted in Hindi.

However, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and senior AAP chief Manish Sisodia demanded that the Trust ought to come clear, saying the hard-earned cash donated by the individuals shouldn’t be misused.

Party MP Sanjay Singh questioned why the BJP was “responding” to the allegations in opposition to the Trust.

“The charges are against the Trust but the BJP is responding. Is the BJP also involved in the land scam worth crores of rupees that has been committed in the name of Shri Ram,” he stated on Twitter

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut additionally demanded a “clarification” from the Trust, saying the development of the temple is a matter of religion for the occasion and the widespread individuals.

“We need to know what is happening. We need to know whether the allegations are true or false,” he stated.

Raut stated the members of the Trust have been appointed by the BJP.

“Representatives of organisations like the Shiv Sena should have been included in the body as the Sena had participated in the agitation for the construction of the Lord Ram’s temple…That was our earlier demand,” he stated.

Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party chief Om Prakash Rajbhar alleged that the BJP and the RSS have made the shrine a “medium of business” and requested Prime Minister Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath as to when motion can be taken in opposition to the “accused”.

The SBSP chief, who’s a former BJP ally in UP, additionally sought a probe by the CBI and the ED.

“Both the leaders claim zero tolerance (for corruption). Modi ji and Yogi ji should make it clear as to when a case will be registered against the trustee of the Ram temple trust and when the accused persons will be sent to jail,” he stated.

Congress’ chief spokesperson Surjewala alleged the land was bought by the Trust at Rs 18.5 crore on March 18, and in accordance to land deeds, just a few minutes earlier on the identical day Kusum Phatak had offered it for Rs 2 crore to Ravi Tiwari and Sultan Ansari from whom the belief purchased the land

Citing the land deeds, Surejwala claimed that belief members Anil Mishra, who’s a BJP chief, and Hrishikesh Upadhyay, a former mayor of Ayodhya, are signatories to the Rs 18.5 crore land deal.

However, Trust common secretary Champat Rai has in his assertion claimed that the Trust has thus far purchased the land at a a lot lower cost than the market fee.

He stated the land costs in Ayodhya have risen considerably after the November 2019 judgement of the Supreme Court on the Ram temple development. Also, the plot in query is a first-rate property within the railway station.

“We are applying full transparency in the purchase of land. We transfer money online for purchase of stamps and we transfer the payments to sellers online in their bank accounts,” he stated.

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