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Yogi government plans to install statue of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Swami Vivekanand, two others

After the approval of Lord Ram’s statue in Ayodhya, Bhartiya Janta Party-led Uttar Pradesh government is now planning to install four more sculptures. The UP government is now planning on installing the figures of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, philosopher Swami Vivekananda, and two others at different locations across the state.

A 25 feet tall statue of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihar Vajpayee will be installed at Lucknow’s Lok Bhawan, whereas the sculptors of Swami Vivekananda will be erected at the portals of Raj Bhawan.

The other two proposed statues are of – Mahant Avaidyanath and Mahant Digvijay Nath – These will be 12.5 feet tall. Uttar Pradesh Government is planning to install these in the city of Gorakhpur, according to Shishir, Special Secretary in the Culture Department of Uttar Pradesh Government.

The approval for all the four statues has been given by the UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reportedly and work for the same has been started. Though, cost estimation of all these statues along with one in Ayodhya is yet to be released by the State Government. However, the report further states that five firms have already been shortlisted for the construction.

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav recently racked up the ruling Yogi led BJP government and accused them of wasting taxpayers money by installing statues.

Earlier to this, Congress Leader and Rajya Sabha Member Dr. Karan Singh has written a letter to UP CM Yogi Adityanath and requested him to install the statue of Goddess Sita next to the 221 meters long Ram statue in Ayodhya, a request backed by various saints and seers, according to the report.

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