UP Govt orders probe into alleged purchase of land in Ayodhya by politicians

The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered a probe into the alleged purchase of land within a five-km radius of the proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya by politicians and government officials. First reported by a national daily, the allegations echoed in Parliament on Wednesday as well.

Taking cognizance of the newspaper report, the UP government has now ordered a probe into the alleged purchase of land by politicians and government officials in Ayodhya.

On the instructions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Special Secretary (Revenue) Manoj Kumar Singh has issued an order to this effect. The Chief Minister has sought a report in this regard in a week.

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge first raised this issue in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

Quoting a newspaper report, Kharge told Speaker Venkaiah Naidu, “You must have seen in today’s Indian Express that there was a story which said that MLAs and Mayors, Commissioners, SDMs, relatives of DIGs, were buying land. Officers…”

Quoting the same report, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi wrote on Twitter, “A Hindu follows the path of truth. A Hindutvawadi loots under the guise of religion.”

According to the report, “Land records found that buyers of land parcels in Ayodhya included local MLAs, close relatives of bureaucrats who are or are serving in Ayodhya, and local revenue officials whose job is to authenticate land transactions.” Was”.

The report said that these land deals were done in 2019 following the Supreme Court’s decision in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case.

Reports reveal that Mayor Rishikesh Upadhyay and Gosaiganj MLA Inder Pratap Tiwari, relatives of another MLA, a divisional commissioner, a deputy inspector general of police and a state information commissioner, among others, bought land within a five-km radius. Proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya after the Supreme Court’s decision.