Yogi likely to be first UP CM to visit Ayodhya in 26 years

While on one hand legal proceedings in the Babri Masjid demolition case have gained momentum after the Supreme Court’s directive to revive conspiracy charges against 12 saffron leaders, on the other,

Published: 30th May 2017 06:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th May 2017 06:06 AM   |  A+A-

Yogi Adityanath (PTI)

By Express News Service

LUCKNOW: While on one hand legal proceedings in the Babri Masjid demolition case have gained momentum after the Supreme Court’s directive to revive conspiracy charges against 12 saffron leaders, on the other, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who has been quite vocal about the temple construction in Ayodhya, is likely to become the first chief minister to visit Ram Lalla in the makeshift temple at Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya, after December 6, 1992.
Kalyan Singh had in 1991 visited the site along with his Cabinet colleagues to offer prayers at the disputed site in the temple town.

According to sources, Adityanath would visit Ayodhya to review the Faizabad-Ayodhya division development works on May 31. He will also attend the ‘Janmotsav’ of Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, president of Ram Janmabhumi Nyas, as it would coincide with the CM’s visit on Wednesday.  They are all expected to offer prayers at the makeshift temple. Though officials were tight-lipped about Adityanath’s visit to the disputed site for darshan of Ram Lalla, sources close to him are confident.
Adityanath’s visit to Ayodhya would come a day after several BJP stalwarts, including L K Advani, M M Joshi, Uma Bharti, Vinay Katiyar and others, would appear in a special CBI court for getting charges framed against them in the Babri masjid demolition case in Lucknow.

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