Replacing Chandrashekhar Azad’s statue with Arjun Singh’s at Bhopal creates furore

Bhopal, November 11, 2019 (Muslim Saleem): Controversy over installation of statue of former Chief Minister Arjun Singh in place of Chandrashekhar Azad
The first Chandra Shekhar Azad statue was located near the Nankay Petrol Pump located at Link Road number one. Now the statue of Arjun Singh has been installed at this place.
The first Chandra Shekhar Azad statue was located near the Nankay Petrol Pump located at Link Road number one. Now the statue of Arjun Singh has been installed at this place.
The height of the statue is 10 feet and weight is 985 kg.
The statue unveiling program was canceled on 11 November
Dainik BhaskarNov 11, 2019, 04:03 PM IST
Bhopal. The statue of former Chief Minister Late Arjun Singh near Nankay Petrol Pump located at Link Road number one came into controversy even before the unveiling. Senior BJP leaders have condemned the installation of the statue at this place. At the same time, Congress leaders have termed it as petty politics. The statue was to be unveiled on Monday afternoon, but was postponed due to security reasons.
Actually, the statue of former Chief Minister Arjun Singh is being installed near the Nankay Petrol Pump located at Link Road number one in the capital, where Chandrasekhar Azad’s statue was earlier installed. Three years ago, Bhopal Municipal Corporation had removed the statue of Chandrashekhar Azad and installed it on the side of the road towards Apex Bank to widen the road by removing the rotary. Now Arjun Singh’s statue is being installed at the same place.
BJP leaders say that it is an insult to great men to install a statue of a leader in place of a martyr who was martyred for the country. Congress spokesperson Narendra Saluja says that the statue of the late Arjun Singh is being installed only after the decision of the BJP-ruled Municipal Corporation MIC.
The Municipal Corporation has approved a budget of 11 lakh 95 thousand rupees for the statue and it was built. In this case, the BJP leaders say that it was definitely decided to install the statue of Arjun Singh in the MIC meeting. But the location was not decided. The Congress government has decided to place the statue.