Mumbai/New Delhi: Asserting the development of the Ram Temple is a matter of religion for the individuals, Shiv Sena chief Raut on Monday demanded a clarification from the Ram Janmabhoomi Trust amid allegations of corruption within the land bought by the belief in Ayodhya.
Raut dubbed as “shocking” the allegations levelled by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh in reference to this matter.
“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,” Raut informed the media.
Stating the temple’s ‘bhoomipujan’ ceremony was additionally attended by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the Shiv Sena MP mentioned “they should also speak out” on the matter.
“Ram temple is a matter of faith. The people have made donations out of faith. Even the Shiv Sena had contributed Rs one crore to the Trust,” Raut mentioned.
“If the money collected out of faith is misused then what is the use of having faith? We need to know what is happening. We need to know whether the allegations are true or false,” he added.
“Misuse Of Donations Insult To Faith”
The Congress Party too commented on the problem with celebration common secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra stating the misuse of donations by devotees is a sin.
“Crores of people made their offerings at the feet of God out of their faith and devotion. Misuse of those donations is unrighteous and is a sin and an insult to their faith,” she wrote on Twitter in Hindi.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on his half mentioned dishonest within the identify of Lord Ram is “unrighteous”.
“Shri Ram himself is justice, truth, religion. Cheating in his name is unrighteous! #Ram Mandir Scam,” he mentioned in a publish in Hindi.
Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala on his half cornered the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and sought a response from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the problem.
“Ram is our lifelong adoration. Cheating in the name of Lord Ram is a great sin. The Prime Minister reply,” he tweeted in Hindi.
The remarks got here as AAP’s Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh and Samajwadi Party chief Pawan Pandey earlier on Sunday levelled corruption allegations within the land buy for the Ram temple premises in Ayodhya.
The duo alleged that Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust common secretary Champat Rai bought a bit of land price Rs 2 crore at an inflated value of Rs 18.5 crore.
Calling it a cash laundering case, the 2 leaders demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) into the land buy for the temple premises.