Updated: February 17, 2021 9:49:50 pm
Days after alleging that RSS was marking houses of those who were not donating money for the upcoming Ram Temple in Ayodhya, former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Wednesday said that he was “threatened” by people who had come to him asking for donations for the temple.
“I am also a victim. 15 days ago, three people, including a woman, came to my house. They threatened me asking why am I not giving money,” Kumaraswamy said. “Who is she? Is she authorised to come and ask me?” he asked during a press conference in Bengaluru.
The former chief minister also clarified saying that he does not oppose the construction of the Ram Temple, but wants more transparency in the process of fund mobilisation. The government has a responsibility to check who is collecting funds for temple.
“I am neither opposed to the construction of Ram Temple nor did I speak ill of any organisation or towards the collection of funds for the temple. Even my party members have given money. But I want to know who has authorised these people collecting money from door-to-door? What is their background? Who gave them the licence,” he asked.
“I am objecting only to the collection of funds for the temple construction without any transparency, loot or misuse in the name of Lord Ram,” he said.
Earlier this week, Kumaraswamy had accused the RSS of marking houses of those who gave donations for Ram Temple in Ayodhya and alleged it was similar to what the Nazis did in Germany.
“It appears that those collecting donations for the construction of Ram Mandir have been separately marking the houses of those who paid money and those who did not,” Kumaraswamy had said in a series of tweets.
The RSS had dismissed the allegations, saying they do not qualify for any response.
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