Ayodhya: Yogi government to build 151-meter high Lord Rama statue
Plans are afoot to install a 151-meter tall statue of Lord Rama on the banks of the Saryu river in Ayodhya, a step that's expected to increase tourism to the pilgrimage spot, say BJP leaders in Uttar Pradesh. This comes days after PM Narendra Modi inaugurated an imposing 182-meter statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the country's first Home Minister, in Gujarat's Narmada district.
Yogi Adityanath likely to make announcement on Dev Deepawali
Confirming the same, Rishikesh Upadhyay, Mayor of Ayodhya Municipal Corporation, said, "UP CM Adityanath may make an announcement on this, on the occasion of Dev Deepawali (festival of Kartik Poornima)," adding, "The statue is likely to come up in the vicinity of Sant Tulsidas Ghat."
'Adityanath, in addition to being the CM, is a peethadheeswar'
BJP's UP unit chief, Mahendra Nath Pandey said, "Yogi Adityanath, in addition to being the CM, 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 Rama," he said. "Let Diwali come and you will get good news," he added.