Yogi Aditin welcomes artists dressed as Lord Ram, Lakshman and Sita. (File image)
Ayodhya will receive a statue of Lord Ram who will become part of his identity, said Yogi Aditanath, Prime Minister of Uttar Pradesh in the morning of Diwali, confirming the announcement of last year. There, however, there was no new detail waiting for him right-wing groups.
"There will be a statue of Lord Ram that will be a tourist attraction, his details will be decided by the ground," said Yogi Aditinath in Ayodhya, where he went to Diwali celebrations on Sunday.
"The statue will be placed inside a temple, it will be a great statue, and it will become a sign of Ayodhya," added the chief minister, stressing that it would be another huge project like the statue of Sardar Patel in Gogg.
On the planned temple at the disputed Ramjanmabhoomi site, Yogi Adityanath said, "The temple was here and will be here but what will happen will be within the parameters of the Constitution."
The government of Uttar Pradesh has announced plans to build a historic statue of Lord Ram last year, but since then there has been no progress. The government will still purchase land for the sculpture, which will be built through the funding of parts of the audience.
The humming on the statue began with renewed demands for the Ram temple in Ayodhya.
The chief minister, who was expected to announce yesterday, at the grand end of the three-day Diwali festival in Ayodhya, skipped the subject. Instead, he spoke about the development of the temple city, stressing that the government will build an airport and a medical college there.
While the airport will be named after Lord Ram, the medical college will be named after Raghda Dasrat, Lord Ram's father in Ramayana Epic.