Recently, there have been reports that the Uttar Pradesh government will consult the Centre regarding the construction of a statue of Lord Ram on the banks of Saryu River in Uttar Pradesh. Sources have reported that the details and the time frame of the project have not been revealed by the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and neither the proposal is in the public domain yet.

Our news sources have reported that the Lord Ram Statue that will be built on the Saryu river bank will be more than 100 meters in height. The cost of the bronze statue has been estimated at Rs 330 crore with an extended plan to build a 36-metre pedestal and a museum within the statue. It is speculated that Yogi Adityanath is likely to make an announcement.

On the other hand, general secretary of the RSS, Suresh ‘Bhaiyyaji’ Joshi, on Friday made multiple statements on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute. Joshi also asserted that a delay in the decision by the Supreme Court could possibly hurt the sentiments of the Hindu community, Joshi claimed that the organisation will consider “repeating a stir like 1992, if required”.

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS) national prachar pramukh Arun Kumar said that the Supreme Court must not delay the verdict decision on construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya and should make it as soon as possible. Besides this, Kumar also said that the central government should bring a law to pave the way for the construction. Yogi Adityanath on the same day, reacting to the verdict said that “justice delayed can be justice denied.”

The NDA government plan of constructing the statue of Lord Ram on the Saryu river bank landed two days after the inaugural ceremony of 182-metre ‘Statue of Unity’ by prime minister Narendra Modi. The Statue of Unity is a tribute to former deputy prime minister Sardar Vallabhai Patel.