Alleged Ram Temple Scam: Common man’s faith shaken, says Ashok Gehlot

The Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot said that it was unbelievable to witness how the land prices went up from Rs. 2 crores to Rs. 18 crores

Ashok Gehlot, chief minister of Rajasthan, on Monday, said the news of embezzlement of donations meant for Ram Temple at the very beginning of the construction work has shaken the faith of the common man.

The Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot said that it was unbelievable to witness how the land prices went up from Rs. 2 crore to Rs. 18 crore.

“The people of Rajasthan had contributed the most in the construction of Ram Temple with faith, but the news of embezzlement of donations at the very beginning of the construction work has shaken the faith of the common man,” he said, adding, “No one is able to believe how the land price went from Rs 2 crore to Rs 18 crore in minutes.”

Ashok Gehlot said, “Pink stone was being sent to Ram Temple after illegal mining from Banshi Paharpur of the state. We tried that the stone extracted illegally should not go in this holy work, so we tried to get the stone mining going on here from the Government of India. Legalized legally, which we are satisfied with.”

Ashok Gehlot however, said that in this sacred undertaking, believers around the country have been profoundly harmed by the temple Trust’s illicit financial exploitation. No one could have predicted that even in a sacred endeavor such as temple construction, individuals would begin to perpetrate fraud, as per Gehlot.

“But in this holy work, devotees across the country are deeply hurt by the immoral activities of financial manipulation by the trust formed for the construction of the temple. No one could have imagined that even in a holy work like temple construction, people would start committing scams,” he tweeted.

The Central Government should immediately get this matter investigated, so that the faith and trust of the people is maintained and the culprits of playing with the faith of the countrymen can be punished, he asked.

Earlier, Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party (SP) and Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on June 13, accused the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust of a land scam, in which the price of land changed from Rs 2 crore to Rs 18.5 crore per piece in just 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, responding to the allegations of a land scam, the General Secretary of the Trust, Champat Rai, issued a statement on Monday (June 14), saying that all land transactions of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra were carried out with transparency.

“Allegations are misleading and motivated by political hatred. All lands that Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra has purchased so far have been bought at a price much less than the open market price,” Champat Rai maintains.

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