Fri, Aug 18, 2017 | updated 04:50 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      
JD (U) accuses BJP of using black money for buying land below govt rate to evade tax
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)

BJP backs probe into Jayalalithaa's death

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 04:27 IST     

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Aug 18 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday backed probe into the death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Aug 18 (ANI): Close aide of separatist Shabir Shah and an alleged hawala dealer Mohammad Aslam Wani will be produced before a Delhi Court today in connection with the Jammu and Kashmir's terror funding case.

Full Story >>

PIL on Gorakhpur tragedy to be heard today

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 02:04 IST     

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 18 (ANI): Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court will today hear the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in regard with the Gorakhpur tragedy in which at least 30 kids died in 48 hours at Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College's Nehru Hospital on August 10 and 11.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], August 17 (ANI): Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Thursday sought External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's help in bringing back a 16-year-old Hyderabad girl to India, who was tricked into marrying a 75-year-old man from Oman for Rs. 5 lakh.

Full Story >>

East Godavari (Andhra Pradesh) [India], August 17 (ANI): A man, named Surya Kiran, was injured here, after his mobile phone burst into flames in his pocket.

Full Story >>

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Aug 17 (ANI): Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grandnephew Chandra Kumar Bose on Thursday said that the history of Indian independence movement has been distorted and demanded rectification of the same for proper documentation of the former's role in it.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Aug 17 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday said that he had a meeting with all the concerned department of the Government of India to find a solution to problems of flood and erosion situation in the state.

Full Story >>

Patna (Bihar) [India], August 17 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday recommended Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe into Bhagalpur Srijan scam.

Full Story >>

Army to get six Apache helicopters at cost of Rs 4,168 crore

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 22:58 IST     

New Delhi [India], August 17 (ANI): The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Thursday approved the procurement of six US-made Apache-64E helicopters at a cost of Rs. 4,168 crore for the Indian Army.

Full Story >>

Civilian injured in Pak's sniper shot across LOC

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 22:35 IST     

Nowshera (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], August 17 (ANI): A civilian got injured, when he was hit by a sniper shot, fired from across the Line of Control (LOC) by the Pakistani Army near Ashoka border post in Nowshera Sector.

Full Story >>

BJP mocks TN Commission over Jayalalithaa's death

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 22:13 IST     

New Delhi [India], August 17 (ANI): Mocking the Tamil Nadu Commission for constituting probe on former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa death, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday stated that there should be prima facie or evidence, on basis of which, the probe can take place.

Full Story >>

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Aug 17 (ANI): Late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar on Thursday asserted that there is no point setting up an inquiry commission to probe the death of the former and requested the Centre to constitute a CBI inquiry on the same.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Aug 17 (ANI): The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) personnel on Thursday arrested a Tanzanian and a Nigerian national and seized four kilograms of cocaine worth Rs 40 crores.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], August 17 (ANI): The National Investigation Agency (NIA), on Thursday, arrested Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali from the national capital, in connection to funding of terrorist and separatist activities in Jammu and Kashmir.

Full Story >>

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Aug 17 (ANI): The Apollo Hospital of Tamil Nadu on Thursday backed state government's decision to set up a committee to inquire into death of former late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's death, saying that it is a good move.

Full Story >>

Himachal landslide: NH 154 to reopen soon

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 20:51 IST     

Mandi (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Aug 17 (ANI): Chief Secretary of Himachal Pradesh Government VC Pharka, on his visit to landslide-affected Mandi's Kotropi village on Thursday, directed to reopen National Highway (NH) 154 soon.

Full Story >>

TMC swipes municipality polls, while BJP stands second

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 20:16 IST     

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], August 17 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress on Thursday swept the municipal polls in the state capturing all seven civic bodies, where elections were held on August 13.

Full Story >>

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], August 17, (ANI): An encounter between security forces and Maoists is currently underway in Dantewada's Aranpur range in Chhattisgarh.

Full Story >>

Uttarakhand [India], August 17, (ANI): Last rites of Havildar Narendra Singh, who lost his life in ceasefire violation by Pakistan on August 7, in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, have been performed in Haridwar on Thursday.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], August 17 (ANI): 119 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have till now rescued 1334 people, evacuated 35000 people and 142 livestock from flood affected areas of Assam, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

Full Story >>