The Janata Dal (United) has accused the BJP of involving in land purchase scam in Bihar by cash at rates below the circle, which is a criminal offence.
Several media reports suggested that the BJP bought acres of land in Bihar till the first week of November, just prior to scrapping of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes on November 8.
However, BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi talking to media rubbished all the allegations and claimed that his party sends every expenditure details to the income tax authorities and any purchase of land is made through cheques and there is no involvement of cash.
JD(U) leader Rajiv Ranjan said, “Yesterday, Sushil Modi said that all transactions were done through the RTGS, but the evidences, clearly state that there were cash transactions too and the BJP has bought lands below the circle rate which is a crime.”
“This is a big scam,” he added.
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has called for a probe into the alleged scandal, saying only a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe could bring forth the truth.