Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that mediation had never been successful in the past and now that the panel constituted by the apex court had not offered a solution to the Ramjnamabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute, everyone was confident that the Supreme Court would respect the public sentiment in the Ayodhya case.
“We knew that nothing will happen through mediation. Mediation process had failed in Mahabharata era also. Now the matter has to be heard daily from August 6 and we are confident that the Supreme Court will respect public sentiments. Ayodhya should get what it deserves,” Yogi Adityanath said during his visit to the temple city of Ayodhya on Saturday.
Yogi Adityanath reached the banks of the Saryu river and inspected the proposed site for construction of the world’s tallest statue of Lord Ram at Meerapur Doaba.
He later went to Digambar Akhara where he paid homage to Paramhans Ramchandra Das on his 16th death anniversary and inaugurated a guest house built there.
Addressing a gathering, the Chief Minister said, “The whole life of Paramhansa Ramchandra Das was dedicated to the country and religion and and he gave a new dimesion to society. Paramhansji was a leader of the Ram Mandir movement and took part in it with dedication. Millions of kar sewaks dedicated their lives to this movement in 1990. The ancient city of Ayodhya should get a new identity. The spiritual pride of Ayodhya has to be maintained.”
“In the last two years, the UP government has changed a lot in Ayodhya. Before 2017, the town used to get power supply for 3-4 hours but now the scenario has changed. Everyone across state has appreciated the Deepotsav of Ayodhya,” he said.
To promote tourism in Ayodhya, Yogi said, “A lot of work has been done on beautification of Ayodhya and an action plan has been made for its tourism. This will also increase employment.”
He also visited Majha Jamthara of Guptar Ghat and inspected projects worth Rs 133 crores.
Talking to media persons at the project site, the Chief Minister said there was a lot of potential for development of Ayodhya and its tourism plans.
“I have talked to saints and administrative officials on how these possibilities can be actualised. The programme for setting up a Ramayana Circuit in Swadesh Darshan has been prepared by the Union government and work on it is going on.”
The Chief Minister said a modern bus station was under construction in Ayodhya and the government had prepared an action plan for overall development of the temple city, including widening of roads and laying of underground electric cables.