March 27, 2024

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi and BSP supremo Mayawati on Thursday sought the intervention of the Supreme Court in the alleged land ‘scam’ in Ayodhya linked to local MLAs and relatives of state government officials, a day after the Uttar Pradesh government ordered a probe into the matter.

Gandhi also dismissed as an ”eyewash” the probe into what she called as Ayodhya land ‘scam’ in areas around the proposed Ram temple while Mayawati demanded that the state government cancel the land deals if the allegations in a media report on the issue are true.

Gandhi said the Supreme Court should take suo motu cognisance of the land deals and hold an inquiry as the Ram temple in Ayodhya is being built following its order.

Addressing a press conference in Delhi, she accused BJP leaders and officials of indulging in ”corruption”, and said they have hurt the faith of people who have donated for the construction of the Ram temple.

A report in The Indian Express on Wednesday claimed that 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 on November 9, 2019. The long awaited verdict had cleared the way for construction of the Ram temple.

Additional Chief Secretary, Information, Navneet Sehgal told PTI in Lucknow on Wednesday night that ”Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered the Revenue department to probe the matter thoroughly.” Mayawati, a former UP chief…

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