PATNA: The ruling Janata Dal (United) today accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of investing huge amount of black money in purchasing land plots in Bihar just ahead of scrapping of high value notes even as chief minister Nitish Kumar strongly backed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation drive,
The Centre launched the demonetization drive on November 8.
Addressing a Press conference in Patna, the JD-U questioned the BJP’s move to purchase land plots in Bihar just before the centre scrapped the high value currency notes.
“What prompted the saffron party to purchase land in the last two months before the announcement of demonetisation policy? The central government has breached the secrecy of its demonetisation policy,” a JD-U spokesperson Rajiv Ranjan was quoted as saying by news agency ANI today.
The JD-U further alleged buying land using black money in the name of BJP below government rate to evade tax is a clear case of corruption by topmost leaders of the saffron party.
“All documents showing the purchase of property worth crores by @BJP4India just before the #DeMonetisation. See yourself proof of #Notescam”, the JD-U tweeted, also posting papers relating to land purchase.
“Documents received by @JanatadalU clearly show that @BJP4India purchased land in cash and that too below the govt. rate (sic),” posted JD (U).
“1 piece of land purchased in Kishanganj was purchased in cash for Rs 15 lacs whereas the govt. rate of the land was Rs 39,30,000 (39.3 lacs). Claims of #BJP that land was purchased via electronic payment/cheque stand completely exposed. Payment done in cash before #DeMonetisation. Another land in Kishanganj was purchased for Rs 20 lacs much below the govt rate of Rs 31 lacs 41 thousand. Mentions cheque w/o cheque numbr (sic),” the JD (U) tweeted.