Statue of Unity being made in China, Modi’s Make in India pitch takes a hit

China: The ‘Statue of Unity’ a memorial to Sardar Patel is being smelted and cast in China’s Nanchang province. Chinese workers are set to arrive at Sadhu Bet in Narmada district by the end of the year to begin work on one of Prime Minister Modi’s pet projects, reports The Indian Express.

The statue as visualised by Modi is touted to be one of the tallest in the world at a height of 182 metres. File photo
The statue as visualised by Modi is touted to be one of the tallest in the world at a height of 182 metres.

This development is being touted as a failure of the Prime Minister’s other pet project ‘Make in India’ by the Congress. The Gujarat government has however claimed that it cannot control how and where the contractor gets material from.

K Srinivas, member-secretary of the Sardar Vallabhai Patel Rashtriya Ekta Trust (SVPRET), was quoted in Times of India saying, “As it’s a project of international importance, the company might have opted for a global supplier. Only bronze-plating will be done in China.”

A work order amounting to Rs 2,989 crore was awarded to construction giant Larsen and Toubro with the hope that the statue would be completed in four years by Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel.

A spokesperson for L&T was quoted in Outlook saying, “This is not just a statue; it is a memorial. It cannot just be shipped in from somewhere. It will be constructed at workshops which we will create. The foundry and workshops will be created close by.”

Modi, prior to the general elections last year, had performed the ground breaking ceremony and announced that the iron used for the construction of this statue would be collected from farmers from different parts of the country.

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  1. Statue of Unity being made in China, Modi’s Make in India pitch takes a hit.

    Friends, it is not a hit, but a “HIT WICKET” BY THOSE WHO BELIEVED MODI TO BE AN ABLE AND GOOD POLITICIAN AND HE IS FOLLOWING “THE RAJA DHARMA”, WHICH WAS POINTED OUT BY NO LESS A PERSON THAN ATAL BIHARI VAJAPAYEE TO BE ABSENT IN MODI.

    He, who claims unearned and undeserved credit by mesmerizing the masses through his oral wizardry, is entitled to lay claim on things made in other countries or “made abroad” as “make in India”

    WHAT A HIT WICKET !!!

    • WHAT A HIT WICKET !!! – Mr. BN Pai

      Hahahhahah! MACK in India saar. Mack in Akhanda Bharatha Matha. After all, didn’t India stretch from Oz to N Pole and everything in between and further?

      AKHANDA my…. lol….. that explains the hordes invading India…. from Alex’mam to the Mughals to the Brits.. the ‘portugese’.. Spaniards.. to Dutch.. to almost every Rampa, Dhoompa, Aatikodenja, Koragajja, uppittu, sauerkraut, sultan battery….. name it…

      poor Rampa. 🙂 Aren budle saar, aar anchane!

      • Praveen SAYS, “poor Rampa. 🙂 Aren budle saar, aar anchane!”

        SIR, HATS OFF TO YOU. YOU HAVE EPITOMIZED ORIGINAL R. PAI BY SAYING “ಆರ್ ಅಂಚನೆ”!

  2. Modi’s ‘Make India’ doesn’t mean that you start interfering in private sector and start dictating terms. His initiative is to encourage manufacturing sectors to consider India for more and more of their work by providing a friendly ecosystem in India. As per the reports, the project is awarded to reputed L&T. If so, how can Gujarath govt can start dictating terms to construction giant? If they did, the same media will attack PM and Gujarath govt for interfering in private sector!! This report is a classic case of propaganda and lack of awareness on how global economy works.

    If L&T chose China for certain tasks involved in this project, it is because of India’s failure over decades to establish itself as a reliable hub for manufacturing industry.

    • Original RSS Pai, the Dev Kanth Baruah of undeclared emergency in India under Modi, is intolerant towards the media for having reported the facts about getting statue of Sardar Patel being made in China, under his much-hyped “Make in India” slogan.
      Duplicate RSS claims: Making in China is “Make in India” LOL!!! He objects that the press should not have published the truth, which is inconvenient to him and Modi.
      SAMPLE OF RSS DEMOCRACY!

      • Pincode Pai continues to hallucinate from his secret location with no windows!! I said exactly opposite of what he is trying to imply. I was pointing out how Govt can not force private sector on how to run their business. Instead, what Govt should do is create an incentive and positive climate for private sector to do more business in India. That’s the core of ‘make in India’ initiative so we can steal some of china’s glory by bringing manufacturing sector to India. It’s hard for Pincode Pai to understand these simple things as he plans to leave india and live in Syria for a life ‘thousand times better’ than in India!!!

        • Original R.Pai – Original…, says, “Instead, what Govt should do is create an incentive and positive climate for private sector to do more business in India.”

          Mr. RSS stooge, doing business is not “make in India”! One should manufacture in India!

          He adds, “That’s the core of ‘make in India’ initiative so we can steal some of china’s glory by bringing manufacturing sector to India.”

          Is stealing “make in India’?

          Can you
          1. stone to death minority religious people alleging eating of beef,
          2. indulge in extra-legal death penalty by Hindu Police,
          3. the ex-law minister and present finance minister of Modi calling the full bench decision of the Supreme Court of India as “the tyranny by the un-elected minority”,
          4. demolishing minority places of worship to impress majoritarian vote bank
          5. indulge in every inciminating act to brand India as a banana republic and mobocrecy in the world at large,
          and yet you claim Modi’s RSS India to be the most favored nation for investment by the foreigners and accuse damaging of that image by Congress and the media?

          Sir, you have gone …, and yet call names to others.

          • “doing business is not “make in India”! One should manufacture in India” writes sharia-abiding Pincode Pai.

            See, this is what happens when you let your overwhelming ignorance take over all senses!! If you had read the very next line in my post, you would have clearly understood what I wrote on ‘make in India’. Then again, you are not known for your intellect or honesty. Keep embarrassing yourself.

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