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Light diya for Lord Ram, work on Ayodhya Temple to start after Diwali: Yogi

The statement from the CM came a day after SP leader Azam Khan stated that the UP government will soon announce a statue for Lord Ram in Ayodhya

ANI  |  Bikaner 

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Photo: PTI

In a veiled reference to the ongoing case, on Sunday asserted that wishes of scores of Hindu devotees of building a Ram Temple in will soon come true after Diwali.

Speaking at an event in Bikaner, the said, "Light a Diya for Lord Ram this time, work there (Ayodhya) will start very soon. We have to take this up after Diwali."

The statement from the came a day after stated that the government will soon announce a statue for Lord Ram in

Speaking to ANI on Saturday, Khan said that Lord Ram's statue, which is likely to be built near the in the temple town, should be constructed taller than the recently-inaugurated 182-meter tall statues of

Reportedly, saints in have been pressing for construction of a statue of Lord Ram similar to that of Located on Sadhu-Bet Island, Gujarat, the 182-metre tall occupies over 20,000 square metres and is surrounded by a 12 square km artificial lake.

The Statue was inaugurated by Prime Minister on the 143rd birth - the of

First Published: Sun, November 04 2018. 13:35 IST