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Plans afoot for statue of Lord Ram in Ayodhya, Adityanath may make announcement on Diwali

The BJP leader's remarks came days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated an imposing 182-metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the country's first home minister, in Gujarat

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath plans to build a grand statue of Lord Ram in Ayodhya. An announcement is likely to be made on the occasion of Dev Deepawali.

It was first reported in March that Aditayanath administration in UP is planning two projects for ‘social development’: A 151-metre Lord Ram statue at Rs cost of Rs 330 crore and a ‘Navyu Ayodhya’ (New Ayodhya) plan at a cost of Rs 350 crore were proposed

Plans are afoot to install a statue of Lord Ram on the banks of the Saryu river in Ayodhya, according to BJP leaders in Uttar Pradesh.

Rishikesh Upadhyay, the mayor of Ayodhya Municipal Corporation, said, “There is a proposal to install a 151-metre-tall statue of Lord Ram on the banks of the Saryu river in Ayodhya…Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath may make an announcement on this on the occasion of Dev Deepawali.”

“The place where the statue will be installed will be finalised after the soil is tested. The statue is likely to come up in the vicinity of Sant Tulsidas Ghat. Officials are looking at two-three sites, after which they will pick the best one,” Upadhyay, a BJP leader, added.

The BJP leader’s remarks came days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated an imposing 182-metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the country’s first home minister, in Gujarat.

The Uttar Pradesh unit chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Mahendra Nath Pandey, said, “Yogi Adityanath, in addition to being the chief minister, is the ‘peethadheeswar’ (head) of a prominent ‘peeth’ and sant. He must have made some plans pertaining to Ayodhya, which is a place of religious interest, pilgrimage and also the birthplace of Lord Ram.”

“Let Diwali come and you will get good news,” he told reporters.

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