Cong demands installation of Indira's statue at Indira Point

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Port Blair, Aug 1 (UNI) The Congress has demanded to install the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's statue at Indira Point, the southern-most tip of India.

According to Andaman Congress, the matter has been pending since long with the Andaman and Nicobar Administration.

Recently, a high-level delegation of the local Congress unit met the Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and demanded completion of the work as early as possible, considering the sentiments of the people.

Indira Point, the farthest point of Great Nicobar Island the last landmass of Andaman and Nicobar Chain, was known as Pygmalion point in the past, but later renamed Indira Gandhi.

The statue of Indira Gandhi, waiting for installation, was washed away by tsunami waves in 2004, halting the work for more than three years, until last year when defence forces found out the upper portion of the statue from tsunami-ravaged areas of Great Nicobar Island.

Now after four long years, the Congress party is again demanding to install the statue of Indira Gandhi as early as possible, considering the coming elections and sentiments of party workers.


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