Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath told saints and seers of Ayodhya to have patience and faith in Lord Ram if they wanted to see the realisation of Ram Mandir in the historic city.
Addressing a gathering on the occasion of the birthday celebration of Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, Adityanath said that a solution will be reached through proper constitutional process.
“Saints should have no doubt (about Ram temple). You should have patience. The path will lead to a solution. There should be no doubt about it,” said Adityanath in the presence of the top saints and seers of the city.
Saints, seers and some politicians in Ayodhya had raised the issue of Ram Mandir before the CM upon his visit.
“The BJP or any government will find a solution through constitutional and democratic process,” said Adityanath, adding, “Lord Ram has asked us to remain in maryada (dignified behaviour).”
He also warned the people to be wary of those criticising the BJP over not yet fulfilling the Ram Mandir demand.
“The praise for Lord Ram by those who opposed the Ram Janmbhoomi movement makes me wonder what conspiracy they are hatching. We must remain alert,” said Adityanath without taking names.
Adityanath, who is visiting the city a sixth time since becoming the Chief Minister last year, showered praises on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making the world accept India’s tradition, culture and ethos. He said that misconceptions about Hindu holy festival of Kumbh were shattered by the PM.
“For this the saints should be grateful to PM Modi,” said Adityanath.
Praising Ayodhya’s rich cultural heritage and the impact of Ramayana on the world, Adityanath highlighted how Lord Ram was a part of the culture, tradition and history of countries such as Thailand and Indonesia.
“When I asked an Indonesian troupe performing Ramleela why in spite of being followers of Islam they played characters from Ramayana, they told me that Islam is their way of worship but Ram is our ancestor. ‘Way of worship can be changed but not the ancestor and thus we have this connect with Ram’,” said Adityanath referring to an event conducted in UP in January this year where international theatre artistes performed Ramayana plays.