Ayodhya coins slogan to exhort Yogi to work for Ram temple
People in Ayodhya believe the CM will play key role in construction of grand shrine
FAIZABAD: After the BJP stormed to power in Uttar Pradesh in March this year, Ayodhya has once again become the centre of politics in the Hindi heartland.
As the call for temple construction is growing louder, youths of the temple town have coined a slogan for chief minister Yogi Adityanath – ‘Yogiji ek kaam karo, mandir ka nirman karo’.
The slogan has become quite popular in Ayodhya and people believe that the CM would play a major role in the construction of Ram Temple.
Adityanath’s love for Ayodhya is well known. In the last seven months, he has visited Ayodhya Faizabad for the fifth time.
Awadhesh Sagar, 22, came all the way from adjoining Rudauli tehsil to listen to the CM’s address.
Fervently raising the slogan with other youths at the Government Inter College, Sagar was optimistic that Yogi would pave way for the construction of Ram Temple. “If Ram Temple is not constructed at his birthplace in Ayodhya, where else it will be constructed? We are hopeful that Yogiji will do something,” said Sagar.
He said he was aware that Ayodhya case was pending in the Supreme Court but added that he was sure the CM would work for temple construction.
Serving tea to his customers at his stall at Ram Ki Paidi in Ayodhya, 55-year-old Ram Surat said Yogi’s concern for Ayodhya was evident. “The slogan is very popular here. People shout this slogan whenever the CM arrives here,” he said. “All previous chief ministers neglected Ayodhya all these years. Be it Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav or Mayawati, none of them visited Ayodhya when they were chief minister,” said Ram Surat.
Sipping tea, Ramesh Sahu, 38, said Ayodhya was neglected all these years as former CMs feared that they would lose Muslim votes. “Yogi has already announced Rs 133 crore package for Ayodhya. I am hopeful that temple construction will start during his tenure,” Sahu said.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath at an election meeting in Faizabad.