Maharashtra and Gujarat vie to build world’s largest statue3 min read 03 Jan 2017, 11:06 AM IST
Both projects in the two BJP-ruled states idolize figures long viewed by proponents of Hindutva ideology as icons with contemporary political relevance
Ahmedabad/Mumbai: The states of Maharashtra and Gujarat appear to be in competition with each other to build the world’s tallest statue. While the Gujarat government started building a colossal statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, India’s first deputy prime minister, in October 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for Shiv Smarak, a grand memorial to Chhatrapati Shivaji, in Mumbai on 24 December 2016, at a reclaimed land site in the Arabian sea.
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