He asserted that Sri Rama Janmabhoomi Tirtha Kshetra Trust, which is overseeing the construction of the temple, has not entrusted the responsibility of collecting funds to anyone. He said that they had recently received information about attempts by criminals to extort money in the name of the temple. ‘Sri Rama Janmabhoomi Tirtha Kshetra Nyas has not authorized anyone to collect funds. I have written a letter to the Home Ministry, Uttar Pradesh DGP and Delhi Police Commissioner asking them to take strict action so that people do not fall prey to such scams.
‘This is a happy occasion… we are sending invitations to the opening ceremony of the temple… no donation will be accepted,’ he clarified. The matter came to light after receiving messages and phone calls on social media asking for donations to the temple. One of the recipients of such a call shared it with VHP activists. When an activist called that number, the conspiracies of fraudsters were revealed.
VHP shared the audio clip of the recorded phone call during this time. The caller claimed that he had paid Rs. 11,000 when he says that he wants to donate 11,000 and others in the village are also interested in donating. Nambali assured that the names and details of the donors are being entered to convince the caller and that they will be invited to the Ram Mandir after the construction work is completed. Moreover, he said that there was a war between the Hindu and Muslim communities and the construction of the temple was not allowed to continue. That is why we are collecting donations to build the temple.’