BJP says Adityanath has an 'Ayodhya Plan'

BJP says Adityanath has an 'Ayodhya Plan'

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

Within days after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath declared that he would announce ''something special'' for Ayodhya on Diwali, state BJP president Mahendra Nath Pandey said that the former had an ''Ayodhya Plan'' but refused to elaborate.

''Adityanath is also a saint besides being the chief minister of the state... he has made some plan for Ayodhya... he will announce it shortly,'' Pandey told reporters here on Friday.

The chief minister had earlier said after the deferment of the hearing on the matter by the Supreme Court ''other options'' could be explored for Ram Temple construction.

Though Pandey refused to reveal the plan, sources said that Adityanath was likely to announce the construction of a huge statue of Lord Rama on the bank of the Saryu river in Ayodhya on the occasion of Diwali.

The chief minister could make the announcement in the temple town, where he would be taking part in Diwali celebrations on Tuesday. He was also likely to announce several developmental projects for Ayodhya on this occasion.

Sources in the BJP admitted that it was an attempt to ''placate'' the saints in the temple town, who had been clamouring for the Ram Temple construction and pressurising the saffron party to bring a bill in the Parliament in its forthcoming winter session.

''The saint community is getting restive... we need to placate them,'' said a senior BJP leader from the state here.

A section of the saint community in Ayodhya has even warned that BJP should be ready to face the consequences in the next Lok Sabha polls in 2019 if it failed to ensure construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya.





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