BJP bought land worth crores just before note ban: Report
On November 8, PM Modi had announced the ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1000 in an attempt to curb black money.
In the first week of November just before Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party had reportedly bought land worth crores of rupees in Bihar and other states.
The report, published by catchnews.com, claimed that at least 10 property transactions were done by BJP functionaries in Bihar for the party, adding that some of these were even bought on behalf of BJP president Amit Shah.
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The report said Sanjeev Chaurasia, member of the Bihar Legislative Assembly from Digha, was among the senior party functionaries who bought the land parcels. Such purchases were not limited to Bihar, but in other states as well, he told the news portal.
"Land was being bought everywhere... In other places too, along with Bihar... We are merely the signatory authority; the money came from the party... the plots were bought for building party offices and other purposes. They were bought up to the first week of November," he was quoted as saying by Catch News.
Reacting to the development, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United)'s on Twitter questioned the purchases and demanded a Supreme Court probe, alleging that the BJP even paid in advance for construction material before demonetisation kicked in.