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Scams happening by taking donations in name of Lord Ram, alleges Congress

PTI New Delhi | Updated on June 14, 2021

Proposed model of Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir in Ayodhya.   -  PTI

The allegation that the land worth ₹2 crore was brought at an inflated price of ₹18.5 crore was made by two opposition leaders

The Congress on Sunday alleged that scams are happening by taking donations in the name of Lord Ram after two opposition leaders accused Shriram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust general secretary Champat Rai of buying a piece of land at an inflated price for the Ram temple premises.

The allegation that the land worth ₹2 crore was brought at an inflated price of ₹18.5 crore was made by two opposition leaders – AAP’s Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh and a former minister in the Samajwadi Party government, Pawan Pandey. The allegation was strongly refuted by Rai.

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Tagging a tweet on Rai refuting the allegation, Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, “Lord Ram, what kind of days are these? Scams are happening by taking donations in your name. Shameless robbers are intoxicated with arrogance like Ravana and are selling faith.” “The question is how the land bought for ₹2 crore was sold after 10 minutes to ‘Ram Janmabhoomi’ for ₹18.50 crores?” he asked.

“Now it seems… Kans are ruling, Ravana is everywhere!” Surjewala said in a tweet in Hindi.

Terming it a case of money laundering, Singh and Pandey both sought a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate.

Published on June 14, 2021

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