The USISPF is committed to creating the most powerful strategic partnership between the US and India and promoting bilateral trade is an important task, the Forum said.
Speaking to reporters after the visit, Adityanath said that Ayodhya was his personal belief and opposition parties had no right to question him on it.
The BJP government in Uttar Pradesh plans to erect a huge statue of Lord Ram in Ayodhya at the State's expense. This is against the tenets of the Constitution, he claimed.
One lakh seventy one thousand earthen lamps were also lit on banks of the Saryu River as the state government's plans to project the heritage of the temple town.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim with his followers had, on September 23 in Sirsa, lighted 1,50,009 oil lamps to set the current world record
Apart from the ‘Jyoti Parv’ celebrations in 1,275 villages, the Ghats of Saryu River have also been decked up as Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will soon reach the temple town to celebrate Choti Diwali.
Rizvi's statement is significant as it comes in the wake of criticism of the UP government's proposal by the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) member Zafaryab Jilani and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi.
Adityanath's comments come a day after his colleague, BJP MLA Sangeet Som, questioned the Taj Mahal's place in India's heritage and said history would be rewritten to erase Mughal emperors from it.
After being sworn into office earlier this year, this would be the maiden visit by the CM to the mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Shahjahan.
According to sources, the rallies are part of the BJP’s plan to strongly counter Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who has been aggressively campaigning in Gujarat by organising road shows. Rahul Gandhi's remark over women in RSS is likely to be taken up by Adityanath in his speech.
A series of programmes have been scheduled for October 18 to celebrate Diwali in the town. A "deepotsav" will be organised on 'Ram Ki Paidi' where 1.71 lakh earthen lamps will be lit, he said while giving a presentation to Governor Ram Naik yesterday.
"Love Jihad is a dangerous trend. The Supreme Court has already passed an order on it and the NIA is investigating it," said the leader.
Taking a cue from the jibe, historian Ramchandra Guha too tweeted, “Amit Shah too can learn from Kerala; how the residents of that state have tackled caste and gender discrimination far better than Gujarat.”
The practice of daily shows of the epic Ram Leela in Ayodhya was started by the then Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav in May 2004 but it was stopped during Akhilesh Yadav's regime after the culture department refused to grant aid for the same.
A number of students, including women, and two journalists were injured in a baton-charge by the police in BHU where a protest on Saturday night against an alleged eve- teasing incident turned violent. An inquiry has been ordered into the violence on the campus.
The minister was speaking at a function to distribute letters of intent to LPG distributors here today. He said that the Ujjwala Yojana, which was launched on May 1, 2016 from Ballia has changed scenario and has helped women members of a poor family the most.
A senior Lok Sabha secretariat official said the two BJP MPs submitted their resignation letters to the secretariat.
At an event organised at Hamirpur in Uttar Pradesh, farmers were shocked to receive loan waiver certificates with amounts as low as Rs 10. The event was attended by state Minister for Labour and Employment Exchanges, Manohar Lal (Mannu Kori).
Adityanath and deputy chief ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma filed their nomination papers in the presence of their Cabinet colleagues and senior party leaders, including newly-appointed BJP state unit chief Mahendra Nath Pandey.
CM Adityanath said that development works must be visible at the ground level and rectification in administrative work was required to win the trust of people.
Polling will be held on September 15 and counting of votes will be done the same day.
Adityanath said that Rs 25 lakh will be given to universities and leading educational institutions to encourage students to take up self-employment through startup projects.
"The manner in which people have chosen Uttar Pradesh for investment, their excitement and inclination is being observed... we believe that of the 1 crore unemployed, we will be in a position to provide jobs to 70 lakh in the coming five years... they will be extended opportunities through our programmes," the chief minister said after inaugurating the first 'Rozgar Summit" here.
The court by a majority verdict has set aside the practice of divorce through triple talaq among Muslims, saying it was void, illegal and unconstitutional.
Currently, there are no flight services from the capital Lucknow to Varanasi or Gorakhpur.