Ram Naam ki loot: Nirmohi Akhara accuses BJP, VHP of swindling Rs 1400 crore

Nirmohi Akhara owns many temples in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Madhya Pra

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP)—which spearheaded the Ram Janmabhoomi movement that led to the demolition of the Babri Masjid — have been accused of swindling Rs 1,400 crore which was collected as donations in the name of the Ram temple construction at Ayodhya.

Nirmohi Akhara, which is one of the three claimants to the disputed site in Ayodhya and is the main litigant in the Ayodhya title suits, has alleged that VHP, in association with certain politicians (without naming the BJP), has not only swindled more than Rs 1,400 crore contributed by the devotees but also the bricks which were amassed for the construction of the proposed temple at the disputed site.

“We have proof of the same (scam),” Sitaram, a spokesperson of Nirmohi Akhara, told ABP News. “Nirmohi Akhara won't be influenced by money,” he further said adding that “no proof is given of Rs 1400 crore (no account of the missing Rs 1400 crore).”

“We’re the sons and servants of Ram Ji. We are fighting to serve Ram Ji and not for the money. Politicians want to occupy (the site) and turn it into a senseless issue,” he said, adding, “They collected the money as donation from the devotees. But they used that money to construct their own buildings and form their government. But they didn’t use that money for construction of the temple.”

He allegedly also slammed the Yogi Adityanath government for not doing enough to get the temple constructed after collecting “notes and votes”.

However, VHP's spokesperson rubbished the allegation, the channel reported.

Nirmohi Akhara owns many temples in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

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Published: 18 Nov 2017, 5:21 PM