Asked whether he would resolve the Ayodhya issue through negotiations or by wielding the stick, Adityanath smiled and replied: "First let the court hand over the issue to us.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated two important roads, having a total length of 34 kilometres and built at a cost of Rs 1,571.95 crore, in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath condoled the death of Union Minister Ananth Kumar, saying he was a "popular leader" who had a "deep attachment" with the masses.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate on Monday one waterway and two national highways in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, an official said.
Amid threats of Maoist violence, 18 of the 90 constituencies in Chhattisgarh will go to the polls on Monday to elect a new Assembly in the first phase of a battle in which the Congress is desperate to end 15 years of BJP rule.
A disgruntled Om Prakash Rajbhar, a minister in the Uttar Pradesh government and the chief of BJP ally SBSP, has mocked the saffron party over its renaming spree and suggested it to change the names of its three prominent Muslim leaders.
Raking up the Ram temple issue, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath sought to know whether the Congress was concerned about Lord Ram or Mughal emperor Babur.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said the union government was working on "various options within the ambit of the Constitution to build a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya".
South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook visited the Taj Mahal in Agra.
South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook celebrated Diwali in Ayodhya, where she was treated to a dazzling display of over three lakh earthen lamps on the ghats of the Sarayu river, besides a spectacular sound-and-light show.