‘UP govt probe into Ayodhya land ‘scam’ an eyewash’

New Delhi, Dec 23 (PTI):
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Thursday dismissed as an eyewash the probe ordered by the Uttar Pradesh government into the Ayodhya land “scam” and urged the Supreme Court to intervene. She said that by indulging in “corruption” BJP leaders and officials have hurt the faith of people who donated for the construction of the Ram Temple.
Addressing a press conference here, she said the Supreme Court should take suo motu cognisance of the matter as the Ram Temple in Ayodhya is being built following its order.
Vadra also questioned the “silence” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over the alleged corruption by temple trust members, BJP leaders and officials in buying land for the temple.
BJP leaders have “sold the sentiments, faith and religion” by indulging in loot and misuse of donations received for the Ram Temple, she charged. The Ram Temple Trust’s money is being “misused to benefit” BJP, RSS and trust members, she alleged, adding land belonging to Dalits which is not allowed to be sold is also being “usurped” and illegally bought by officials and their relatives.
She alleged the misuse of Rs 30 crore worth of Trust’s money donated by the poor and common people. She also shared the details of purported registered land deeds related to the Ram temple in Ayodhya.
“The prime minister and the chief minister are trying to save those who have indulged in theft of donations for the Ram Temple. As per the registered land deeds, there is a 1300 percent rise in land price within five minutes. The massive corruption in Trust money is very clear, she alleged. There is wholesale corruption happening.

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