The opposition parties of Uttar Pradesh the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) accused the Ram Mandir Trust set up by the center, claiming that an illicit land deal in Ayodhya was carried out in March this year.
The Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust was accused by the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday. The scam involved 2 land dealers buying the piece of land for ₹2 crores and then selling the land to the Trust for ₹18.5 crores in 10 minutes.
Former Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA and Uttar Pradesh minister Pawan Pandey on Sunday in a press conference alleged that the land scam deal took place with the accessibility of local BJP leaders and Trust members.
General Secretary of the Trust Champat Rai said that the opposition parties keep making allegations against them. He will not say anything in the matter without a study.
These allegations pose a serious threat because people have emotionally associated themselves with the Ram temple cause in Ayodhya. It is significant because the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections will be held next year.
SP leader Tej Narayan Pandey sought a CBI probe into the alleged land scam. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh also released several documents on social media. He said that two real estate dealers Ravi Mohan Tiwari and Sultan Ansari bought land for ₹2 crores at 7.10 pm. At 7.15 pm, after five minutes Champat Rai of Ram Janmabhoomi Trust bought this land from the dealers for ₹18.5 crores. From this ₹18.5 crore, ₹17 crores were paid through Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS). He alleged that the price increased by ₹5.50 lakh every second.
Sanjay Singh requested Prime Minister Modi, CBI, and ED to look into the matter carefully. He added that the devotion of many devotees is at stake.