Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said that an idol of Goddess Annapurna which was stolen 100 years ago is finally being returned to Varanasi from Canada.
Earlier in November last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that the goddess Annapurna idol, stolen from India about a century ago, is being brought back from Canada.
Speaking at an event in Lucknow, the chief minister Yogi Adityanath said, “100 years ago an idol of Maa Annapurna was stolen from Kashi. It ended up at a university in Canada with the exchange of hands. The government of India has received that idol from the University, it is now being given to the Government of Uttar Pradesh.”