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Now, Modi temple with 100-ft statue to come up in Meerut

A retired engineer and an ardent supporter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to construct a temple in the name of the leader.

lucknow Updated: Oct 04, 2017 15:28 IST
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The foundation stone of the temple would be laid on October 23.
The foundation stone of the temple would be laid on October 23.(HT File Photo)

A retired engineer and an ardent supporter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to construct a temple in the name of the leader.

The temple will also have a 100-feet tall metal statue of Modi.

Announcing the plan, retired assistant engineer from irrigation department JP Singh said like millions of people across the world, he was also impressed with Modi’s work and service to the nation which create a positive image of India in the international community.

He said the temple would be constructed on the Meerut-Karnal highway in Sardhana area of the district.

“The temple will also have statues of Lord Vishnu and goddess Laxmi in the sanctum sanctorum,” Singh said.

He said the foundation stone of the temple would be laid on October 23 and added that he would invite senior party leaders for the programme.

Singh said the entire project would cost about Rs 10 crore and the money would be collected through donations.

He said many people had assured him of help and the project would be completed in two years.

“We have arranged everything from land to money. The project will be carried out under aegis of a Trust which will be registered by Thursday,” he said.

Singh, however, refused to divulge further details about the Trust.

He said Modi’s statue would be prepared in Gurajat where the iron statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was being made and would later be installed at the temple.

“Sardar Patel is the ideal of Modiji and Modiji is our beloved leader. Therefore, his statue should also be made at the same place,” he said.