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Varanasi, 19 February: Champat Rai, the central vice-president of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the general secretary of the Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirthakshetra Trust, on Friday confirmed that the funds for Ram temple construction will no longer be received from Unified Payment Interface (UPI) and barcodes for higher transparency.
He said that there have been reports of disturbances in the amount being taken from UPI and barcodes during fundraising campaign.
At the same time, Champat Rai regretted that the opposition parties in UP described the VHP’s campaign as “auspicious” and said that such people are saluted. May Lord Ram bless them. Such speakers are going down. Society is also abandoning these people.
Rai, who reached Varanasi in connection with the funds collection campaign, said that banks have also accepted that there may be a problem with the barcode and UPI. Someone is wrong. Many experts have called for the UPI and barcodes to be discontinued.
He said that more than Rs 1500 crore has been received so far in the fundraising drive. VHP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) workers are going door-to-door to take dedication funds for the temple construction.
On the question related to the chanting of Jai Shri Ram in West Bengal and the killing of BJP workers, the VHP leader said that our workers have no problem there. I myself have attended ten meetings in three days.
On the question related to the silver bricks being donated for the construction of the temple at the place of birth, he said that all the bricks have been kept in the locker of the silver bank.
He said that 11 crore families of nearly 04 lakh villages and towns across the country have contributed to the fund collection campaign. 9 to 10 lakh volunteers are moving across the nation for fundraising drive by making 1, 75,000 teams.
Sarafa traders handed pver a cheque of Rs 30 lakh
Meanwhile, Sarafa merchant of Varanasi has given a cheque of Rs 30 lakh to Champat Rai, general secretary of Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirtha Kshetra Nyas.