Is it true that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s “Statue of Unity” is being built in China?

Whatever PM Modi Government do for the betterment of nation Congress party has to stuck its nose in it. It’s the habit of Congress party to target PM Narendra Modi for everything. Without doing this neither their day starts nor ends.

Something similar the Congress party has done in case of the move of Modi Government for inauguration of world’s tallest statue “The Statue of Unity” dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, (India’s first home minister) at Sadhu Bet on banks of Narmada river

The Congress for their selfish motives turned the pet project of PM Modi into controversy by claiming that the project is  defeating the “Make in India” initiative launched by Modi, after reports surfaced that the statue’s bronze parts will be made in a foundry in China.

But is it really true that the statue is being made in China? Is Modi Government defeating the Make in India Initiative? Let’s check it out

The contract for constructing & installing the statue has been awarded by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Rashtriya Ekta Trust (SVPRET) to Laursen & Turbo (L&T). According to reports and clarification stated by the company on rumours regarding statue to be made in china, it said that the rumuors regarding statue to be china- made is not true. The statue is being built in India only and the company is sourcing only bronze plates from China.

“The entire statue itself is being built in India at the site and only the bronze cladding in the form of bronze plates is being sourced from China, which constitutes a negligible amount of less than 9 % of the total value of project,” L & T said in an official statement.

“The company further explained and said only the plates are put together and erected on the core of reinforced concrete and structural steel at the Sadhu Hill after assembly and welding. Thus the notion of the statue in its entirety being shipped from China is totally misleading”

If 90 % of the product is being created in India how u can term it as “Make in China”. Moreover PM Modi led central government as well as Gujarat state government has no role to play where the contractor company gets the raw material from. The company is free to get the material from the best possible place.

This is another shameful attempt by the Congress to defame PM Modi Government. Congress had not only attacked PM Modi and his Government but also disrespected Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. By floating such theories Congress is undermining the work done by PM Modi Government.

The BJP Government is planning to inaugurate world largest statue (182- metre tall) on October 31, the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The ‘Statue of Unity’ will provide visitors a meaningful experience that both educates and entertains by focusing on Patel’s personage, life, and accomplishments.The project will also house an audio-visual gallery, a laser light and sound show on the life of Patel and a a virtual tour of the Sardar Sarovar Dam and a tribal museum among other things.

Source : Economic Times




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