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India unveiled the world's tallest statue

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Compared to such blatant projections of power, the new 597-foot-tall sculpture of Sardar Patel in Gujarat cuts an altogether gentler figure.

The record-breaking monument, which opens today, depicts the Indian politician wearing humble clothing and a placid expression. His arms hang calmly beside an unmistakable paunch; his bare toes protrude from oversized bronze sandals.

It's a far cry from the sort of overbearing figure one might expect of a monument being derided as government propaganda. But the world's new tallest statue is nonetheless being painted as a political endeavor.

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Interesting... Couldn’t the money used to build this, gone to the people of India who needs it!!! Just a thought.
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все великие люди - скромно одевались!
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2989 crores ( cost ) statue v/s 30% children in india are Malnurished
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Meanwhile they have no public toilets...
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And we continue to send aid? Isn’t it about time we started looking after our own people who need that extra aid at present...?
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Call me crazy... but $410 million would help the nations poor would it not? The statue is definitely cool but the cost is ridiculous especially considering that another is being built in Mumbai. That’s a lot of money that the nation should be funneling into helping their communities.
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Something tells me he wouldn't have wanted this statue built. The money to build that could have been donated to a better cause - just saying.
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I think there are more important issues that demands urgent attention in India than building world record statue.
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