New Delhi: Politics is at its peak regarding the construction of the Shri Ram temple in Ayodhya. The opposition parties have accused the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, which is building the temple, of corruption. Now in this matter, the general secretary of the trust, Champat Rai has issued a statement and clarified. He has termed the allegations of opposition parties as politically motivated and false.
Champat Rai clarified
Champat Rai said that small and big temples and houses were bought with full consent to improve the temple complex according to Vastu, improve the way for travellers, and protect the temple. On the allegations of increasing the price of land from 2 crores to 18 crores, Champat Rai said that after the Supreme Court’s decision for the construction of the Shri Ram temple in Ayodhya, the number of people buying land in Ayodhya had increased.
Apart from this, it was said in the statement that the Uttar Pradesh government was also buying a large amount of land for the development of Ayodhya, due to which the price of land in Ayodhya had increased suddenly. The land purchased is near Ayodhya railway station and till now all the land that has been purchased by the trust has been bought at a price less than the open market rate. Champat Rai told that the purchase of land is being done online with court fees and stamp papers.
Opposition parties raised questions
At the same time, before this, he was a minister in the Samajwadi Party government and former Ayodhya MLA Pawan Pandey accused Champat Rai of corruption in Ayodhya and demanded a CBI inquiry into the matter. Apart from SP, Congress and Aam Aadmi Party have also accused the trust of scam.
Congress also alleged that scam is being done by taking donations in the name of Lord Ram. Party’s chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala tweeted and alleged, “Hey Ram, Yeh kaise din… scams are happening by taking donations in your name. Shameless robbers are now intoxicated in an arrogance like ‘Ravana’ selling faith.”
Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh also accused the trust that Champat Rai, with the help of Anil Mishra, a member of the organization, bought land worth two crores for 18 crores. He alleged that this is a straight money laundering case and the government should get it probed by the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate.