Ayodhya: Allegations of scam in the purchase of Ram temple land, price was 2 to 18 crores- There are allegations of big scams and corruption in the purchase of land for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya. Samajwadi Party leader and former MLA Tejnarayan Pandey alias Pawan Pandey has alleged that ‘land bought for Rs 2 crore was bought for Rs 18.5 crore just a few minutes later.’
Ram Janmabhoomi Trust secretary Champat Rai has called these allegations baseless and politically motivated. Issuing a press statement, Champat Rai has said that the amount of land purchased by Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust has been bought at a price much less than the open market price.
On Sunday, Samajwadi Party leader Pawan Pandey held a press conference in Ayodhya, alleging that the day the sale of land was done for Rs 2 crore, the same day the agreement for that land was done for Rs 18.5 crore.
SP leader’s allegations
Pawan Pandey said, “On March 18, 2021, about 10 minutes ago, the denama was also done and then the agreement was also done. The land which was bought for two crore rupees, why was the agreement done after 10 minutes for 18 and a half crores? Both the agreement and the bond Trustee Anil Mishra and Mayor Rishikesh Upadhyay are witnesses in me.”
Pawan Pandey has raised questions that in just a few minutes, how did the land worth Rs 2 crores become worth Rs 18 and a half crore?
He alleged that Ram devotees are being cheated on the pretext of buying land in the name of Ram temple.
He has also claimed that the mayor and the trustee knew the entire game of buying land. Pawan Pandey has demanded a CBI inquiry into this entire matter.
Pawan Pandey, while presenting the documents of the registry in front of the media in Ayodhya, said, “A land adjacent to the land of Ram Janmabhoomi was sold by priest Harish Pathak and his wife on the evening of March 18 to Sultan Ansari and Ravi Mohan for two crore rupees. The same A few minutes later Champat Rai bought the land from Ram Janmabhoomi Trust for Rs 18.5 crore. I am alleging corruption. What was the reason that the land spewed gold within 10 minutes.”
Other political parties also entered the fray
Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh has also made allegations of corruption in the matter of land being bought in the name of Ram temple by holding a press conference in Lucknow.
He said, “The price of land has increased by about Rs 5.5 lakh per second. India, anywhere in the world would no land have become so expensive in a second. I demand that the matter should be investigated by ED and CBI immediately and Those who are corrupt should be caught and put in jail.”
Congress party MLA Deepak Singh has also demanded a CBI inquiry alleging corruption in the land purchased for the Ram temple.
Ram Janmabhoomi Trust issued statement
Ram Janmabhoomi Trust secretary Champat Rai has termed these allegations as baseless and politically motivated.
In a press statement issued late Sunday evening, Champat Rai said, “The amount of land purchased by Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust has been purchased at a price much less than the open market price. He had contracted on the price, he got that land sold on 18 March 2021, after that he signed a contract with the trust.
At the same time, Vishwa Hindu Parishad has refused to comment on this matter. The only answer of the officials associated with Vishwa Hindu Organization is that they will find out the truth of the allegation by looking at all the documents of the allegation.
A senior VHP functionary has told on the condition of anonymity that the organization has taken these allegations seriously and if the allegations are found to be true, then an agitation will be launched against it.