UK MP calls Modi's 'Statue of Unity' a non-sense

UK MP calls Modi's 'Statue of Unity' a non-sense

The 182-metre Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel statue on the banks of river Narmada, unveiled by PM Narendra Modi is not receiving the criticism from Indian oppositional parties but also international community are finding fault in 'Statue of Unity'.

The Britain parliament member, Peter Bone said that UK has donated over 1.17 billion pounds (Rs 11,000 Crore) to India as foreign aid, but India had invested 3,000 Cr from that in building a tall statue which is a 'total nonsense'.

He added: "it is a sort of thing that drives people mad." As per the reports, the government of UK has donated 300 million pounds to India in 2012, 278 million pounds in 2013 and 278 million pounds in the year 2014. In the year 2015, the Theresa May government offered 185 million pounds as foreign aid to india.

Peter opined that, "If India can afford so much money on statues, I think we don't need to offer any foreign assistance to them going forward." On occasion of 143rd birth anniversary of Patel, Modi has inaugurated the statue of unity, that was developed by Construction and Engineering giant Larsen and Tourbo Ltd.