UP govt to construct International theme park in Ayodhya, Centre to set up Ramayana museum

Speed News Desk | First published: 17 October 2016, 21:10 IST
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The Uttar Pradesh cabinet today approved the construction of an International theme park in Ayodhya.

In a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, it was also decided that the Madarsa teachers will now get an enhanced honorarium of fifteen thousand in place of eight thousands which was given to them till now.

The state government's move will benefit around twenty thousand Madarsa teachers, who a few months ago, had staged protest marches for days in the state capital demanding regularisation of their services, payment of their arrears since last three years and enhancement in the honorarium.

Meanwhile, Union minister Mahesh Sharma will visit Ayodhya tomorrow to inspect the proposed site for setting up a Ramayana museum, a move seen as an attempt to woo pro-Hindutva elements ahead of assembly election in Uttar Pradesh.

Sharma, however, played down the political agenda behind the visit, saying it is part of the tourism development plans of the Modi-government and should not be linked with elections in the politically crucial state, which goes to polls early next year.

--With agency inputs

First published: 17 October 2016, 21:10 IST