PM Modi reaches Kevadiya to unveil Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s Statue Of Unity

India prepares to inaugurate the world's tallest statue

It is nearly 29 metres taller than China's Spring Temple Buddha that stands at 153 metres, and nearly twice as high as the 93-metre Statue of Liberty in NY. "He saved India from balkanisation... today, we, the 130 crore Indians, are working shoulder to shoulder to build a new India that is strong, prosperous and inclusive". In November a year ago, after the Congress chief visited the temple, PM Modi had said that Rahul Gandhi's grandfather - Jawaharlal Nehru - had opposed the reconstruction of the Somnath temple.

"The viral image of the erroneous Tamil translation of the Statue of Unity is a mischievous attempt by someone to tarnish the event that is a grand tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel".

BJP President Amit Shah, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Deputy CM Nitin Patel, Madhya Pradesh Governor and former Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel were present at the inauguration of the statue.

The Congress, which otherwise leaves no stone unturned to criticise every move of the PM Modi-led BJP government, seemed rather subdued over the unveiling of Statue of Unity.

On Wednesday, Modi took aim at those opposing his mission to revive the contributions of historical figures like Sardar Patel, BR Ambedkar and others.

Earlier in the day, Modi said that he bow to the great Sardar Patel, the stalwart who unified India and served the nation tirelessly, on his Jayanti. "All our efforts are towards realising his dream".

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Modi slammed those criticising the decision to build the monument, questioning whether any crime had been committed by constructing such memorials for national heroes like Patel.

Where is Sardar Patel's Statue of Unity?

Depicting the bald Patel in traditional attire, with a shawl over the shoulders, the statue used 210,000 cubic metres of cement, 25,000 tonnes of steel and 1,700 tonnes of bronze. Vasava added the tribal people would soon send letters written in their blood to Modi in a further protest against the statue.

The Statue of Unity project, barring bronze cladding which is a fragment of the mammoth work, has been done indigenously, infrastruccture giant Larsen and Toubro (L&T) claimed. The PM said that his government would pay "true homage" to the leader by dedicating "Statue of Unity" to the nation.

The Prime Minister will address the gathering. "Our commitment to scale, speed and quality in engineering has yielded this desired outcome, which is not only structurally superior but also aesthetically appealing".

The Patel statue was built to withstand 180km/h winds and earthquakes of up to magnitude 6.5.

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