The Hush Post: The statue of India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru has been removed from Balsan Chauraha, near Anand Bhavan, in Allahabad. Authorities said that the statue was removed in view of the beautification work that is being held in the city for Kumbh mela celebrations to be held in January 2019.
The workers of Samajwadi Party and the Congress questioned that if Nehru’s statue had to be removed for the beautification work, why has the statue of Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay, which is on the same road, not been touched. Nehru’s statue has been placed at a nearby park for the time being.
Workers staged a protest alleging that it was an intentional move. They stopped the crane and raised slogans against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
According to a news report, the officials are not willing to give details about the move. They have maintained that the roads have to be broadened in view of the Kumbh Mela and Nehru’s statue was in the middle of the road and hence had to be removed. They also shied away from answering why Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay’s statue was not removed.