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Yogi Govt Proposes 100m Tall ‘Grand’ Ram Statue in Ayodhya

The UP state tourism department, with an aim to boost religious tourism, submitted the bid to Governor Ram Naik.

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A nearly 100 m tall “grand statue” of Lord Ram is likely to adorn the banks of Ayodhya’s Saryu river, as a part of the Yogi Adityanath government’s plan to showcase “Navya Ayodhya”, reported The Indian Express.

The state tourism department, with an aim to boost religious tourism, submitted the bid to Governor Ram Naik. The total cost of the proposed statue is said to be nearly Rs 196 crore, as per a report by CNN News-18.

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The National Green Tribunal will have to clear the project before it is built at Saryu Ghat, claimed the press release from Raj Bhavan, as per The Indian Express’s report. The brief also included information about Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya on 18 October.

UP Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Union Tourism Minister KJ Alphons and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma are expected to attend Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya, reported The Indian Express.

Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha has slammed the Yogi Adityanath government in an interview with CNN News-18, for splurging money on temples and statues rather than improving its healthcare infrastructure.

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