New Delhi, Jan 22: It has been revealed that the Uttar Pradesh Government earned huge sum of Rs 300 crore from the lakhs of the devotees who thronged Ayodhya since 1992 when idol of Ram Lalla was kept at the disputed site.
This news about the whopping earning to Uttar Pradesh government has been disclosed in an RTI reply. Citing this RTI info, the BJP leader Subramaniam Swamy has reportedly urged the Supreme Court to issue a direction to the UP government to explain how the State spent this money.
The BJP leader who has been advocating to build Ram Temple in Ayodhya, said, "Every day thousands of devotees throng the place for 'darshan' and 'pooja' of the Ram Lalla, but the government has not provided basic minimum facilities to them. The RTI reply says the government has so far earned approximately `300 crore from the entry tickets. Where has this money gone? What has been done with it?"
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking early hearing on his plea for directions for providing basic minimum facilities to pilgrims at 'Ram Janam Bhoomi' site near disputed structure at Ayodhya.
n his application, Swamy has sought order from the apex court to "ameliorate the lot of million of Hindu pilgrims who make the pilgrimage to the site of the 'Ram Janam Bhoomi' at Ayodhya, to have 'darshan' and perform 'pooja' in honour of 'Sri Ram Lalla Virajman'.
Earlier, in August last year BJP leader had urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate steps to rebuild the Ram temple in Ayodhya by 2016 and fulfil party's commitment to the electorate.
In a landmark decision, the Allahabad High Court in 2010 had said that disputed land in Ayodhya where the Babri Masjid stood for 500 years until it was demolished in 1992 shall be divided into three parts-one for Hindus, second for Muslims and third portion for Nirmohi Akhara.