Yogi Adityanath offers prayers at the Ram Lalla Temple in Ayodhya after six years as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh
Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, visited Ayodhya on Sunday to commemorate his six years in office and to offer prayers for the state's prosperity at the Hanumangarhi and Ram Lalla temples.
According to a government release, he was also informed of the status of the Ram temple's construction and was informed that 70% of it had already been built.
On March 19, 2017, Yogi Adityanath, the "Gorakshpeethadhishwar" (head of the Gorakhpur-based "Goraksha Peeth"), took the oath of office as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. He took the oath once again on March 25, 2022, after the BJP won the UP Assembly elections in 2022.
Adityanath had been to Varanasi on Saturday and had prayed at the Kashi Vishwanath and the Kaal Bhairav temples.
As Adityanath had the darshan of "Ram Lalla," the general secretary of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Champat Rai gave him a souvenir.
Adityanath reportedly asked for the welfare of the labourers engaged in the building of the Ram temple.
In Lucknow on Saturday, Rajnath Singh, the defence minister, congratulated Adityanath on completing his six years in government and highlighted the accomplishments made during that time.
"I can state that nobody has served as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for as long as I can remember. Dr. Sampurnanand had the title of chief minister for the longest period of time, but Yogi Adityanathji has surpassed him "Singh said.
From December 28, 1954, until April 9, 1957, Dr. Sampurnanand served as the state's chief minister. On April 10, 1957, he was appointed Chief Minister for the second time. He held the position until December 6, 1960. For the course of 5 years and 345 days, he was Chief Minister.
First Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Govind Ballabh Pant served from January 26, 1950, to May 20, 1952, and again from May 20, 1952, to December 28, 1954.
Pant has held the position of premier of the United Provinces (later called Uttar Pradesh) twice. From July 17, 1937, until November 2, 1939, he served in his first term. The second period was from January 25, 1950, to April 1, 1946.