Everything is changing in Uttar Pradesh. First, the names changed. Mughal Sarai’s name changed to Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay railway station. District Faizabad’s name got changed into Ayodhya. It's time for the identity change. Yogi Adityanath today confirmed in the media that state is planning to build a diety of Lord Ram.
According to ANI’s report, On Wednesday, Yogi Adityanath called for a press conference and announced there that he and the state government are planning to build Lord Rama’s diety in Ayodhya.
He said that the government is surveying and consulting with the chosen architect about the possible designs.
He announced that a statue of Lord Ram should be built and it will be discussed as per the availability of land for the statue.
In an aggressive tone he added, “For the purpose of worship, there are statues and deities in temples but for the purpose of viewing, a new diety should be built.” We respect the faith of worshippers and create an identity for Ayodhya.
As per a report by NDTV, Yogi Adityanath said that this deity will be a new signpost for Ayodhya. It will surely become the tourist’s attraction. The statue will be built inside a temple.
Talking about the city Yogi said, “Ayodhya is going to become one the excellent cities in the world in the next few years. State and centre government have some plans for it.”
Yogi Adityanath was seen on Tuesday too making the same kind of big announcements. While addressing the people on Diwali celebration he announced that Faizabad district would be called Ayodhya from now on. It was speculated that Yogi would announce deity of Ram on Diwali celebration, but instead, he announced about making a college after Lord Ram's father Dashratha and building an airport with the name of Lord Ram.
He again mentioned the name change of Faizabad. He told the media that Ayodhya is Ram Nagri and its name was changed by Mughal but now the time has come to restore its name.