Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday cleared the proposal to construct a 221 meter tall Ram statue in Ayodhya. The decision to install the statue was taken in a high-level meeting chaired by CM Adityanath late on Saturday night.
The bronze statue itself will be 151-metres tall and will be on a 50-metre high pedestal, said Additional Chief Secretary (Information) Avaneesh Kumar Awasthi. It will be build on the banks of the Saryu river.
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As per the statement released by the UP government, a museum will be built inside the base of the statue that will showcase the history of Ayodhya.
The clearance came just a day before Shiv Sena and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s meeting in Ayodhya where they will pitch for the construction of Ram Mandir.
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Amidst the high security, the VHP supporters will be holding a rally at the Bade Bhakt Mahal ground near Ram Ghat. While Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackrey, who is on a two-day visit to Ayodhya will offer prayers at the ram janmabhoomi today along with his wife and son.