The Chief Minister was in Ayodhya to inaugurate the 81st birthday celebrations of Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, head of the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas and Mahant of the Mani Ram Das Chavni Peeth.
Addressing a large gathering of saints during Mahant Nritya Gopal Das’s birthday celebrations, the chief minister said: “Formation of the Modi government at the Centre for the second time after a resounding victory has also paved way for construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.” The saffron-clad sadhus greeted Adityanath’s assurance with chants of ‘Jai Shri Ram’.
The chief minister hit out at the opposition for neglecting Ram. “After Independence in 1947, successive governments have neglected lord Ram,” the chief minister said.
He claimed the original copy of the Constitution included a picture of Lord Ram, in an apparent reference to one of the illustrations in an early manuscript.