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PM Modi dedicates Statue of Unity to the nation

31 October, 2018, 15:15 | Author: Ted Wilson
  • India prepares to inaugurate the world's tallest statue

Jiangxi Tongqing Metal Handicrafts, a foundry in southeastern China, was tasked with the bronze panelling of Patel's statue.

The Prime Minister will reach Ahmedabad today evening and stay overnight at Raj Bhavan.

Local tribal organisations at Kevadiya, where the Statue of Unity has been inaugurated, claimed as many as 75, 000 people have been adversely affected.

Patel, the country's first home minister, is credited with merging over 500 princely states into the Union of India.

Sardar Patel's name had been largely overshadowed by the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty that has dominated Indian politics since 1947. "And immediately after that, our troops flew to Kashmira we've seen how our Army was successful", he said.

The statue has been built using over 70,000 tonnes of cement, 18,500 tonnes of reinforcement steel, 6,000 tonnes of structural steel and 1,700 metric tonnes of bronze, which was used for the outer cladding of the structure, according to the government statement. The project costs around Rs 3,000 crore.

But not everyone is impressed.

- Foundation stone was laid in October 2013 by then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, now Prime Minister.

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The statue towers over the Narmada River in the western Indian state of Gujarat. The BBC reported that locals have expressed deep concern that they still lack basic irrigation facilities vital to the region's economy while mass investment has been diverted to a largely-ceremonial project. Tens of thousands of tribals were expected to participate in a bandh Wednesday.

Anand Mazgaonkar, a community group leader in Narmada district, said plain clothes police took away 12 people late Tuesday to the local police headquarters.

Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi isn't singing hosannas to the feat of engineering immortalising a freedom fighter he calls "a man with a steely will, tempered by compassion", and a "Congressman to the core".

"The systematic destruction of India's institutions is nothing short of treason".

- Statue of Unity: To pay homage to Sardar Patel on his birth anniversary, a "Statue of Unity" will be dedicated to him. By getting a truly grand statue of Sadar Patel constructed, the BJP has sent a clear message that "We have recognised a national icon, which you did not".

"I am amazed that our efforts are seen with political specs".

Indian authorities hope the statue will attract 15,000 visitors a day to the remote corner of Gujarat, which is about 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the nearest city of Vadodora. "His dream is coming true", said Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.

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