BJP leaders bought many parcels of land before demonetisation, claims report

BJP Bihar MLA Sanjeev Chaurasia, one of the senior party functionaries who bought the land, said such purchases were made everywhere and not just Bihar.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: November 25, 2016 2:11 pm
A customer hands a bundle of Indian Rupee currency notes to a teller at a financial institution in Mumbai July 2, 2013. Concerned about the rupee's fall to a record low, the Reserve Bank has discreetly phoned trading desks with unusually explicit messages to cut their speculative positions in the currency, said three senior market participants with direct knowledge of such calls. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS) - RTX119WQ Just before the demonetisation rule, BJP  members invested money in property in Bihar. (File)

Did some BJP functionaries go on a land purchasing spree before the demonetisation policy was announced? According to a news report in catchnews.com, the party purchased several parcels of land in Bihar as late as first week of November. The website has released some deeds of the properties, including some purchased in the name of BJP chief Amit Shah.

BJP Bihar MLA Sanjeev Chaurasia, one of the senior party functionaries who bought the land, said such purchases were made everywhere and not just Bihar. “We are merely the signatory authority; the money came from the party… the plots were bought for building party offices and other purposes,” Catchnews.com quoted him.

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The report claimed land, ranging between 250 sq feet and half an acre, was bought in Madhubani, Katihar, Madhepura, Lakhisarai, Kishanganj and Arwal. The transactions ranged between Rs 8 lakh and Rs 1.16 crore.

In a tweet, Congress leader Salman Soz said it was a serious allegation and the BJP should respond to it. His party colleague Priyanka Chaturvedi questioned if the secrecy over demonetisation was a sham.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation move on November 8, ending the use of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000. However, since then there have been reports that some people, especially within the ruling party, knew about the move and it was not that secret afterall.

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    Hussainali mirza
    Nov 25, 2016 at 11:11 am
    all bjp netas and their bhagts were already informed in advance about demonetisation so as to park their black money in properties etc. which they did and now they all are supporting it as if only bjp is clean in India.
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      Meet Pitam
      Nov 26, 2016 at 1:43 am
      Nicely reported. Also requested to report purchases of Congressmen and thier alias
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        N Raghavan
        Nov 25, 2016 at 10:15 am
        BJP is capable for doing this
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          Vikas
          Nov 25, 2016 at 12:05 pm
          OOh my god...theses BJP leaders have the real black money
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            Ashutosh Mukharjee
            Nov 25, 2016 at 4:51 pm
            Realy surprised about the news le. The 1st one was done by BJP and in the second one the name of BJP has been mentioned. It means BJP purchased the land. I dont understand what wrong with this ?
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              bhuhshan
              Nov 25, 2016 at 3:30 pm
              one Side opposition is telling that PM has not informed to any one including RBI and FM arun jaitley and other hand they are making this allegation ?
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                Bsp
                Nov 26, 2016 at 5:53 am
                All Political parties enjoy tax exemption. The land purchase does not add much sense as they can still deposit the cash, if any in their accounts and not worry about the taxman. What would make sense however if old notes were swapped by any party, for new. That's the crux!
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                  Abhinav
                  Nov 25, 2016 at 11:00 am
                  If it is true, this is gonna be a disaster. ..........
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                    Dibyendu
                    Nov 25, 2016 at 10:38 am
                    It is a big fraud. BJP people converted their cash into ets. Same must have been done by big businesses and bureaucrats.
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