Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath plans to build a grand statue of Lord Ram in Ayodhya. An announcement is likely to be made around Diwali. The statue will be 100 metres in length and will be placed on a 36-metres tall pedestal on the banks of Sarayu river.
It was first reported in March that Aditayanath administration in UP is planning two projects for ‘social development’: A 100-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.
Earlier, UP BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey told the media that the people should wait for Diwali to hear some good news on Ram Mandir.
U.P CM Yogi Adityanath is reportedly planning a grand Ram statue in Ayodhya. Announcement likely on Diwali. LISTEN IN for details pic.twitter.com/iN06SkgLyp
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) November 2, 2018
Pandey was quoted as saying that the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath, must have made some strategy and that it would be good if he himself announces the same.
Yogi Ji mukhyamantri ke saath-saath bahut bade sant hain. Nishchit roop se unhone Ayodhya ke liye yojana banayi hai. Diwali aane dijiye,khushkhabri ki pratiksha kijiye…Mukhyamantri ke haathon wo yojana saamne aayegi to uchit hoga:UP BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey on #RamMandir pic.twitter.com/DM2HWvrhZJ
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 2, 2018
Yogi Ji mukhyamantri ke saath saath bahut bade sant hain. Nishchit roop se unhone Ayodhya ke liye yojana banayi hai. Diwali aane dijiye, khushkhabri ki pratiksha kijiye… Mukhyamantri ke haathon wo yojana saamne aayegi to uchit hoga (Yogi Adityanath is not just the chief minister but he is also a famous saint. Certainly he must have made some strategy on Ayodhya. Let Diwali come, wait for the good news. If the CM announces the plan, it will be apt),” the UP BJP chief said.