Mon, Feb 20, 2017 | updated 11:40 AM IST

JD (U) accuses BJP of using black money for buying land below govt rate to evade tax

Updated: Nov 26, 2016 17:05 IST
Patna (Bihar) [India], Nov. 26 (ANI): Even as Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is backing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation drive, his party the Janata Dal (United) on Saturday accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah of investing party's huge black money by purchasing land in several districts of Bihar just before the demonetisation announcement made by the Centre on November 8.

The JD(U) further alleged that 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.

Holding a joint press conference here, JD (U) spokespersons Sanjay Singh, Neeraj Kumar and Rajiv Ranjan produced documents relating to some of the land purchases to buttress their allegations and to "expose" the BJP's, especially its leader and former Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Modi's claim that the payments were made through Real-Time Gross Settlement systems (RTGS).

Firing fresh salvos at the BJP, Ranjan questioned as to what prompted the saffron party to purchase land in the last two months before the announcement of demonetisation policy?

He alleged that by doing so, the central government has breached the secrecy of its demonetisation policy.

However, accusing the BJP of "financial fraud", Neeraj Kumar said Prime Minister Modi, on one hand, is talking about cashless economy, while on the other hand his party is investing black money in land purchase.

The JD (U) also made public documents purportedly pertaining to cash payments made by the BJP for land purchase.

Meanwhile, the party in a series of tweets further alleged that the documents received by it clearly show that the BJP purchased land in cash and that too below the government rate.

"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) claimed.

The ruling party questioned as to how do the BJP get land below government rate, forget the market rate?

"Ques: How did #BJP get land below govt rate forget market rate? And even for that paid in cash while preaching world on electronic payment," posted the JD(U).

The JD (U) claimed in tweets, "Registerd sale deed in Kishanganj shows BJP made pmnts of Rs 15 lacs & Rs 20 lacs whereas the same seller says on video he received 70 lacs! #BJP said yesterday money was paid to seller directly via electronic pmt, today seller says he received 70 lacs via a mediator. What a sham! (sic)."

It claimed, "Certified copy of the sale deed of land in Kishanganj purchased for President of @BJP4India with #BJP's Pan Card Number AAABB0157F. All documents showing the purchase of property worth crores by @BJP4India just before the #DeMonetisation. See yourself proof of #Notescam."

The JD (U) alleged that buying land using blackmoney in the name of BJP below government rate to evade tax is clear case of corruption by topmost leaders of the saffron party. "Buying land using #blackmoney in the name of @BJP4India below govt rate to evade tax is clear case of corruption by topmost leaders of #BJP (sic)."

Now even the common man has started doubting that from where did the BJP get money to purchase land in every district of Bihar, they added. (ANI)

New Delhi [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): Samajwadi Party spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary courted controversy by branding Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah as 'terrorists', adding that they are trying to mislead voters in Uttar Pradesh to gather support for the party.

Full Story >>

Kohima [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): The ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) Legislature Party will meet in Kohima today to elect a new leader following the resignation of Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): In the aftermath of noted gangster Lovely Lamba's arrest in Ludhiana, Punjab, his supporters resorted to vandalism across the city, expressing their resentment over the same.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): A post office in Delhi's Anand Vihar was looted by five to six unknown men and around 17 bags on money were stolen on Sunday night.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted the states of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram on their Statehood Day, expressing his desire to see development usher into the states.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): With Prime Minister Narendra Modi courting controversy over his 'Diwali electricity' remark, the Congress on Monday took a jibe at him asking if he wanted to become a municipal commissioner, since he was showing a keen interest on local issues as distribution of electricity.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): The Congress is set to file a complaint against Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his controversial remarks made during his rally in Fatehpur district in Uttar Pradesh yesterday.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): Today is last date for withdrawal of nominations for the seventh and last phase of Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

Full Story >>

Tundla(Uttar Pradesh), Feb. 20(ANI): Delhi-bound Kalindi Express collided with a freight train at Tundla junction in Uttar Pradesh in the early hours of Monday.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): Condemning Prime Minister Narendra Modi for drawing a parallel between Hindu and Muslim festivals, the Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi on Monday said that the former is just trying to create 'polarisation' by making such remarks.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): The Congress Party on Monday tore into Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the wake of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections saying that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -led NDA Government is going to lose the polls and advised the latter to look into his 'Karam Kundali'.

Full Story >>

Delhi: 48-year old shot dead in Sonia Vihar

Updated: Feb 20, 2017 06:03 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): In a shocking incident, a man was shot dead by an unidentified person in the Sonia Vihar area on Sunday night here.

Full Story >>

Kohima (Nagaland) [India], Feb. 19 (ANI): Governor of Nagaland P.B. Acharya on Monday accepted the resignation of Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): The Supreme Court today will hear the State Bank of India (SBI)-led consortium's plea against defunct airline Kingfisher's owner Vijay Mallya.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Monday will hear a plea by controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik's NGO, the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), challenging the ban by the Home Ministry on the organisation.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Monday will continue the hearing over the case of Najeeb Ahmed, the student from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) who has been missing from October 15th last year.

Full Story >>

SC to hear plea on Cauvery river dispute today

Updated: Feb 20, 2017 04:56 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday will hear the plea regarding the Cauvery dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

Full Story >>

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Sunday stressed on improving the standard of living of the handloom and powerloom weavers and worker and asserted that their pain and suffering should be eradicated.

Full Story >>

Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) [India], Feb.19 (ANI): The formal celebration of Golden Jubilee Nyokum Yullo, 2017, began on Sunday with inauguration of Golden Jubilee Gate, Art and Craft Gallery, food courts and exhibition stalls.

Full Story >>

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], Feb.19 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday registered a case against a Chhattisgarh government employee for allegedly seeking 'help in a case against him' by paying bribe through Hawala operators.

Full Story >>