July 29, 2021, 8:50 am
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VHP defends Ram temple trust, says oppn misleading people

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VHP’s Alok Kumar said the land deal was a “transparent agreement”.

The VHP has rejected the allegations of corruption against the Ram temple trust within the purchase of land in Ayodhya and warned of defamation suits against those trying to mislead people before the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. “The construction of Ram Temple is authentic and transparent. Attempts to malign this divine movement are unfortunate. It appears that this misinformation campaign is being done by selfish motives. The political parties try to politicize the matter but it’s associated with faith,” Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s international working president Alok Kumar said.

Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Tej Narayan Pandey and Aam Aadmi Party’s Sanjay Singh on Sunday accused the Ram temple trust of corruption during a land deal and sought a search by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the matter. “The piece of land was earlier purchased for ₹2 crore by Ravi Mohan Tiwari and Sultan Ansari. Ten minutes later, the trust bought the land for ₹18.5 crore on March 18,” Pandey said at a news conference .

Pandey also claimed that ₹17 crore was sent to the checking account of Ravi Mohan Tiwari and Sultan Ansari through RTGS mode of payment and demanded a search into the RTGS money transfer.