Ayodhya land sold to outsiders during BJP rule, alleges Akhilesh Yadav

The former UP CM claimed that the exposure of land deals in Ayodhya reveals that during BJP rule, outsiders have engaged in large-scale land transactions to make profits.
Samajwadi Party president and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
Samajwadi Party president and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.File Photo | PTI

LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday attacked the BJP government over the alleged sale of land in Ayodhya to outsiders, claiming a land scam of billions of rupees.

He also demanded a thorough investigation into these land deals.

Yadav made this comment on 'X' posting a news report "Arunachal Deputy CM to chief of UP Special Task Force, Brij Bhushan's MP-son to politicians across party lines: Rush to ride Ayodhya boom" published in The Indian Express.

He said, "As the land deals in Ayodhya are being exposed, the truth is coming out that under the BJP rule, people from outside Ayodhya have bought and sold land on a large scale to make profits."

"The BJP government not increasing the circle rate for the last seven years is an economic conspiracy against the local people. Due to this, land scams worth billions of rupees have taken place," Akhilesh added.

"Here (in Ayodhya), not the 'asthawan' (believers) but the land mafia have bought the land. The people living in Ayodhya-Faizabad and the surrounding areas have not gotten any benefit from all this. Buying land from the poor and farmers at throwaway prices is a kind of land grab," the former chief minister continued.

"We demand a thorough investigation and review of the 'dhandhli' (discrepancies) and land deals in the name of so-called development in Ayodhya," he said.

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