Police officers stand guard near the “Statue of Unity” portraying Sardar Patel, one of the founding fathers of India. Photo: Reuters

India has world’s largest statue, but satisfying Modi’s ego still a tall order

  • Construction is twice as high as Statue of Liberty.
  • Criticism includes a campaign of letters written in blood from tribal people displaced by the project.
  • The US$403 million statue is seen as another bid from Modi to unseat the legacy of India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru
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Police officers stand guard near the “Statue of Unity” portraying Sardar Patel, one of the founding fathers of India. Photo: Reuters
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