The Congress leader said there was no such gigantic statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the country.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor Wednesday wanted to know why BJP had not built a bigger statue for Mahatma Gandhi while they erected a 182-metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, his disciple.
Addressing a function at the district congress committee office here, the Congress leader said there was no such gigantic statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the country.
“The biggest one is in Parliament..But this is a 182 metre statue for his disciple. Why is there such a big statue for a disciple of Gandhiji in the country where there is no statue of that size for the Mahatma?” he asked.
“Patel, a very simple person, was known as the disciple of Gandhiji,” Tharoor said.
Tharoor said BJP had no answer to the query why they did not erect a bigger statue of the Mahatma.
The reason is that they do not believe in Mahatma Gandhi’s principles of non-violence, he alleged.
He said Patel was a Congress leader and BJP should not be allowed to adopt him.
“Patel had worked along with Gandhiji and strengthened the Congress party. We should remember him always,” Tharoor said.