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Relatives of BJP Leaders, Officials Accused of Land Grabbing Near Ram Temple; Probe Ordered

Lucknow: After reports of relatives of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and government officials allegedly “usurping” land near the upcoming Ram Temple in Ayodhya surfaces, the Uttar Pradesh government ordered a probe on Wednesday. “Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered the revenue department to probe the matter thoroughly,” said Additional Chief Secretary, Information, Navneet Sehgal.Also Read – First Visuals of Ram Temple Site in Ayodhya Showcased, Check Latest PICS Here

Earlier in the day, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi led the party’s charge by putting out a tweet that “Hindutva robs under the guise of religion”. Over the past few days, he has invoked the term ‘Hindutva’ to attack the BJP. Also Read – Ram Temple in Ayodhya to Open For Public by December 2023, Foundation to be Completed by September

“Hindu follows the path of truth. Hindutva robs under the guise of religion,” he said in a tweet in Hindi, tagging the news report that claimed MLAs, mayors, relatives of the commissioner, SDM and DIG bought land in Ayodhya after the Supreme Court announced the verdict in the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute, clearing the way for construction of the Ram temple. Also Read – Journalist, Two Others Booked Over Facebook Post Against Ram Temple Trust Member

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge also sought to raise the issue but as he stood to speak, the House was adjourned sine die.

Congress general secretary and chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala termed it a “land scam”, saying there is an “open loot of land inside Ayodhya city by people connected to the BJP”.

“Respected Modiji, when will you open your mouth on this open loot? The Congress party, the people of the country and Ram Bhakts are asking these questions. Is this not treason? Is it anything less than treason? The BJP is now running the business of ‘Andher Nagri, Chaupat Raja’ in Ayodhya,” he told reporters.

(With inputs from PTI)

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