The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Sunday congratulated Yogi Adityanath on becoming the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, and said it hoped that its long-standing demand for a Ram temple in Ayodhya would be fulfilled soon.

VHP leader Pravin Togadia, who also congratulated Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma for becoming deputy CMs, said U.P. would become an “uttam” (best) State under the new leadership. “We hope and have full faith that under the new leadership, Bhagwan Ram will very soon get a grand temple at Ayodhya, and all promises to Hindus, would be fulfilled soon.”