Present generation ‘lucky’ to witness construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, says Adityanath
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath interacts with a young Sadhu at Hanuman Garhi Mandir in Ayodhya on Sunday. Mahant Dharam Das of the Nirwani Akhara is also seen. (PTI)
UTTAR Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday described the country’s present generation as a “lucky” one for being part of the struggle for having a Lord Ram temple in Ayodhya and being witness to its construction.
The Chief Minister made the remark during his first visit to the temple town after the September 9 verdict of the Supreme Court last year on the Ayodhya dispute that resolved the centuries-old tangle and subsequent setting up of a trust by the Central Government to oversee the construction of the temple. The Chief Minister was here to inaugurate a health fair, Mukhya Mantri Aarogya Mela, at Suraj Kund in Darshan Nagar area of Faizabad. Addressing a gathering of Hindu seers after inaugurating the Health Fair, Aditynath said, “Many generations perished in the struggle for the Ram Janambhoomi in last 500 years, but our generation is lucky as we have been the part of the Ram Janambhoomi struggle and we will see the Ram Mandir coming up.”
Commenting on the apex court’s verdict over the Ayodhya dispute, the Chief Minister said, “The Supreme Court has shown its judicial power to the world by its verdict over the issue of Ram Mandir.” The Chief Minister also hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Government “for delivering what he promised” including nullification of Article 370 and revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s Special Status. “I always told saints of Ayodhya to have trust in Prime Minister Modi as under his leadership, we will achieve our goal of having a Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.”