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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                      Ajay
                      Nov 25, 2016 at 10:35 am
                      These are just a few of details about purchases in 1st week of November. lt;br/gt; lt;br/gt;If matter is digged further, it may open pandora's box. lt;br/gt; lt;br/gt;Demonitizing may prove a monumental scam where a few have been benefited through purchase of land. lt;br/gt; lt;br/gt;It appears a sinister design to wipe out smaller parties like AAP, TMC, SP, BSP etc.
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                        jayaram
                        Nov 25, 2016 at 4:53 pm
                        i also by a car before demonetisation
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                          Chakraborty N
                          Nov 25, 2016 at 10:27 am
                          BJP only can do so.
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                            Chakraborty N
                            Nov 25, 2016 at 10:27 am
                            This opens the secret of BJP sympathisers not getting affected by demonitizing.
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                              Margret
                              Nov 25, 2016 at 10:12 am
                              There is no doubt that secrecy was maintained over demonitizing 500/- and 1000/-. lt;br/gt; lt;br/gt; lt;br/gt;BJP functionaries and RSS people who have been with Modi since decades got the hints dropped by PM that black money will be attacked. They knew what sorts of steps were in pipeline. Smart move to plan land to save black money. lt;br/gt; lt;br/gt;Same applies to Business Houses which evaluate each and every word of speech of PM. lt;br/gt; lt;br/gt;This is called terror.
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                                pmshah
                                Nov 26, 2016 at 9:47 am
                                I am just curious. How many such deals were found to have been made and what would be the total amount involved? BTW wouldn't the registered / transfer have happened through official channels? Unless of course you are claiming that all the deals were made in cash using the now demonetised currency. In that case the sellers too must have deposited the amount somewhere.
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                                  Sathya
                                  Nov 26, 2016 at 8:41 am
                                  We Must Trust only Modiji, Speculation will always sound more than the truth. But Honest and Truth will come out one day.
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                                    Sanjeev
                                    Nov 25, 2016 at 12:44 pm
                                    So ! This opens the secret of honesty of Modi and his gang.
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                                      Sveltein Jacob
                                      Nov 25, 2016 at 9:09 am
                                      Improbable.......agar ye kisi bhi bhajpayee ko maloom hota to khabar opp party me phailti kyunk .......zyadatar ye sab mauserey bhai hain......Gadkari k lawn me Sonia organic khaad se vegetables ugwaati hai......property koi bhi kabh bhi le sakta hai.......
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                                        varun
                                        Nov 25, 2016 at 6:31 pm
                                        i did not read this report but if leaders of bjp knew it before hand then leaders of other parties would also have know obviously because all parties are hands in glove..if bjp did not knew nobody else knew..so better investigate leaders of all parties rather than being selective on bjp, and also the land purchasing trend of politicians for over a period of time(to verify if there was a surge in purchases in last few months)...finally one more doubt- who in the sane mind would buy land in his own name when one knows that doomsday is gonna happen?? just a BS allegation
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