India to London: Mahatma Gandhi's statue to be at London's Parliament Square

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London, Oct 14: Mahatma Gandhi's statue would be ready in London's Parliament Square in the next few months, UK's culture secretary Sajid Javid said here on Tuesday.

"In the coming months we are going to have a statue of Gandhiji alongside Nelson Mandela. I think it's a fantastic way to pay tribute to one of the greatest persons to have ever been born on this earth," UK's culture secretary Sajid Javid told reporters here.

He said that they were putting the statue in front of the House of Parliament in London.

"We are working with the charity that has been set up to help us with the project," Javid, whose department is taking care of the project, said.

The putting up of the statue will coincide with the 100th anniversary of Gandhi's historic return to India from South Africa to start the struggle for self-rule. The Gandhi statue will be the 11th statue to be erected in Parliament Square which already has memorials of international leaders like Mandela, Abraham Lincon and Winston Churchill.

PTI

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