Construction of the Statue of Unity, the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Kevadiya, Gujarat, started in 2013 and was completed in 2018. Initially there wasn’t much attention to the statue from the Leftists in India. From the beginning leftists didn’t care much for Patel, what with him being the counter to their favourite and god, Chacha Nehru. But after Narendra Modi became India’s Prime Minister in 2014, this statue became the centre of leftists’ hate, an eye sore that was the symbol of Modi’s ascension to power and the defeat of their ideology and the dynasty that nourished them. So for every issue that has come up since 2014, they bring up the statue and its cost as a sort of criticism of Modi. But the same leftists have themselves turned to statues as the Communist-led Kerala government in this year’s budget has allocated ₹4 crores of tax payer money to build statues to 2 politicians who died recently. That too when one of these politicians is a person convicted of corruption by the Supreme Court of India.
This is typical of Indian Leftists. Their concern for mishandling of public money doesn’t come from concern for fellow citizens. They view such issues merely as useful tools to attack their ideological adversaries. I explore this attitude in depth with examples in this vlog.