India’s prime minister has exposed a very tall image statue of Sardar Vallabbhai Patel, a key autonomy leader and the country’s first home minister after British colonialists left in 1947.
The state government says that it’s 182 meters (597 feet) high, and is one of the tallest statues in the word built at a cost of $403 million in Kevadiya, a village in Gujarat state. Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Patel summon from Gujarat state.
Modi launched the “Statue of Unity”. He had assured the project in spite of criticism that India as a bankrupt nation couldn’t manage to pay for so much money on a statue. Patel was known as the “Iron Man of India” for incorporating various states in the post-independence era.