Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday hit a full swing to further push to BJP’s Hindutva agenda by announcing to set up a grand statue of Lord Ram in Ayodhya. This comes a day after he renamed Faizabad as Ayodhya.
While interacting with the reporters, Yogi stated, “People come to Ayodhya for ‘darshan’ (viewing), ‘smaran’ (remembering) of Lord Ram and the statue will fulfill that purpose.
Speaking on the Ayodhya land dispute, the CM asserted that there was Ram mandir, there is Ram mandir and there will be Ram mandir in Ayodhya. He said, “Mandir tha, hai, aur rahega.”
He also said that the government will find more solutions to construct a temple abiding by the constitutional framework. “Government respects the beliefs of Ayodhya. All Hindu seers are with us,” Yogi further added.
The UP CM said that Ayodhya is recognised from Lord Ram.
Earlier on Wednesday, he paid a visit to the spot proposed for the statue of Lord Ram. During his visit, he also went to other temples including Ram Janambhoomi, Hanuman Garhi temple, and Kanak Bhawan.
The state government is already underway the project by seeking presentations from some of the companies. It is speculated that a 150-metre-tall statue will be housed on a 50-metre pedestal.