Uttar Pradesh – Over 1008 Hindu saints have rejected Yogi Adityanath’s plans to construct tallest Ram statue, and called VHP’s Ayodhya gathering a “political game”, during “Param Dharm Sansad” in Varanasi from November 25 till 27.
Param Dharam Sansad is an annual gathering where representatives of Hindu religious organizations voice their concerns over Hindu cultural issues. They discussed about the construction of Ram Mandir, river Ganga’s pollution and the rise in extinction of Hindu cultural identity.
According to the Hindu saints, constructing 220 meters tall Ram statue is an “inappropriate” step, while the country already has his idols. They emphasized, the ancient Indian King Ram is their deity whom they worship, and building his statue goes against their beliefs.
However, they requested for the construction of Ram temple without disturbing the fellow Muslims, while referring to the grand VHP gathering a “political game”.
While addressing the gathering, Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati said, “We want Ram temple should be built without disturbing communal harmony. We do not want any dispute with anyone. The Dharm Sabha in Ayodhya by the VHP was purely political game.”
“Our existence is not based on hatred for Muslims. Those, who are organising Dharm Sabha in Ayodhya, are political people,” he reiterated.
UP government has started the process to build 221 meters tall Ram statue at the banks of Saryu river, which will cost Indian economy millions of Rupees, the way PM Modi’s adventure to build ‘Statue of Unity’ cost India Rs3000 Crore.
The Ram statue will be 151 meters tall, standing on a platform of 50 meters height, with a head umbrella of 20 meters, eventually making the overall statue 221 meters tall.
The liberal voices in India have criticized BJP’s statue-building spree, while India lags behind Bangladesh in Global Hunger Index 2018.