India’s US$530 million statue of Shivaji

“Ujjal Dosanjh, former premier of British Columbia (Canada), in an open letter has blasted Modi government over wasting money to satisfy its Hindu ego, saying: “Building a statue is not going to feed anyone, it’s not gong to clothe anybody, it is not going to provide schools.””

Rehmat's World

Never mind that half of India’s population (550 million) lives below the poverty line – but wasting rupees 3,600 crores ($530 million) to show Hindu superiority over Muslim is a worthy cause.

Last week, India’s prime minister Nirendra Modi flew down to Mumbai to lay the foundation stone for a statue of Hindu warlord Shivaji who fought Muslim Mughal rulers, and other Hindu state rulers.

The statue will be more than twice the size of the Statue of Liberty and five times higher than Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro.

The structure, a pet project of the 2002 Muslim mass murderer, former Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, will rise 192 metres from an island off the western coast of Mumbai in the Arabian Sea.

Even in the midst of struggle, Shivaji Maharaj remained a torchbearer of good governance. So many aspects of his personality inspire us

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