Amid fees of corruption within the land bought by the Ram Janmabhoomi Trust in Ayodhya, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Monday demanded “clarification” from the Trust and different leaders, saying the development of the temple is a matter of religion for the saffron occasion and the widespread folks.
Talking to reporters right here, Mr Raut stated Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh spoke to him on the difficulty this morning and the “evidence provided by him is shocking”.
“Lord Ram and the fight for the Ram mandir is a matter of faith for us. For some, it is a political matter. The Trust formed for the construction of the temple should clarify if the allegations are true or false. The temple”s ”bhoomipujan” ceremony was also attended by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. They should also speak out. Ram temple is a matter of faith. People have made donations out of faith. Even Shiv Sena had contributed Rs one crore to the Trust,” Mr Raut stated.
If the cash collected out of religion is misused then what’s the usage of having religion? he requested.
“We need to know what is happening. We need to know whether the allegations are true or false,” the Sena chief stated.
The allegation that the land price Rs 2 crore was purchased at an inflated worth of Rs 18.5 crore by Shriram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust basic secretary Champat Rai for the Ram temple premises was made by AAP”s Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh and a former minister within the Samajwadi Party authorities, Pawan Pandey. The allegation was strongly refuted by Rai.
Terming it a case of cash laundering, Singh and Pandey had sought a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate.
Mr Raut stated the members of the Trust had been appointed by the BJP.
“Representatives of organizations like the Shiv Sena should have been included in the body as the Sena had participated in the agitation for the construction of the Lord Ram”s temple…That was our earlier demand “.