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

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

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