“Sri Ram ki ek darshaniya murti sthapit ho,bhumi ke anusar uske bare mein charcha karenge. Pujaniya murti mandir mein hogi, lekin ekdarshaniya murti jo yahan ki pehchan ban sake. Hum wo sari vyavastha in karenge jisse astha ka samman bhi ho aur Ayodhya ki pehchan ban sake (The establishment of Sri Ram’s visiting statue will be discussed as per land requirements. The statue will be placed in the temple, but it will be the identity of Ayodhya. We’ll arrange all the necessities to make the statue the pride of Ayodhya),” said the chief minister.
Speaking to media persons, Adityanath claimed that the Congress party and its chief Rahul Gandhi should clarify their position on Ram Mandir. “Even Rajiv Gandhi’s intentions (about Ram Mandir) were not very clear,” he added.
Adityanath informed that the land for the statue has already been identified.
Adityanath announced that Faizabad district will henceforth be known as Ayodhya during Deepotsav festivities on Tuesday.
“Ayodhya is a symbol of our ‘aan, baan aur shaan‘ (honour, pride and prestige)” he said in the pilgrim town, about 120 km from state capital Lucknow.
“Nobody can do injustice to Ayodhya,” he said, adding that the holy city is identified by Lord Ram.
He also announced setting up of a new airport in Ayodhya, named after Lord Ram, and a medical college in the name of King Dashrath, father of Lord Ram, in the district.