Champat Rai of the Ram temple foundation has denied charges made by opposition parties that he overpaid for a plot of land in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. On Sunday, the Samajwadi Party and the Aam Aadmi Party claimed that the price of a plot of land purchased by the Ram temple trust went from 2 crores to 18.5 crores in a matter of minutes.
“Some political leaders are misleading people. It is meant to mislead society, the people concerned are political and hence motivated by political hatred,” Rai said in the release on Sunday, according to news agency ANI.
In a statement, Champat Rai, the general secretary of the Ram temple trust, stated that all land purchased by the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra has been purchased at a significantly lower price than market prices. Tej Narayan Pandey of the Samajwadi Party demanded that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate investigate the alleged illegal land purchase. “On March 18, the trust paid 18.5 crore for a piece of land that had been purchased for 2 crore just 10 minutes before,” he claimed.
Champat Rai also stated that land purchases and sales are made with mutual consultation and permission. The consent form is signed after the consent is obtained. Court costs and stamp sheets of all kinds can be purchased online. The purchase of land is made on the basis of a consent letter, and the entire purchase price is sent to the seller’s account via the internet, he urged.