Central Vista project on full swing despite anti-Central Vista campaign & raging Covid19
“India needs hospitals and not the Central Vista” and “India needs more houses for the poor and not a mansion for the PM” were the strong words echoing at a public meeting on July 10 in Maharashtra Sadan, New Delhi.Author : Shagun
The Central Vista Project is the dream project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and controversies have not stopped since its official announcement. Opposition is trying everything to halt the construction of New Delhi’s Central Vista and PM’s new residence. However, the work on the Project continues, despite the anti campaigns and with the third wave just a month away. The protest against the Modi government's dream project has now reached the national capital too.
NCP's Rajya Sabha member Vandana Chavan, Fauzia Khan and Congress leader Hardik Patel staged a “Central Vista anti-India” campaign in Delhi on Saturday, July 10. Reportedly, a similar campaign was also launched in Mumbai on June 5.
Meanwhile, “India needs hospitals and not the Central Vista” and “India needs more houses for the poor and not a mansion for the PM” were the strong words echoing at a public meeting on July 10 in Maharashtra Sadan, New Delhi.
A Mumbai-based group named ‘Central Vista Virodhi Bharat' organized the meeting. It consists of several secular political parties, civil society organisations, and other groups that promote the cause of people's issues in various ways.
Also, farmer leader and group member Ashok Dhawale told a press conference at Maharashtra Sadan New Delhi, that the campaign will commence in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Gujarat before the assembly elections. These campaigns convey the notion that Prime Minister Modi's government is more focused on vanity projects like the Central Vista than reducing the devastation caused by COVID-19.
In the meeting, it was also determined that on August 9, a major mobilisation of people will take place at the August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai. Similar protests are planned in various parts of the country on the same day.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Central Vista project covers an area as large as 50 football fields. The project includes construction of a triangular Parliament building, an integrated Central Secretariat, and beautification of the three-kilometer-long Rajpath from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate along with residence for the Prime Minister and Vice President.
The new Parliament will cover an additional 4000 sq meter area than the old one. The Central Vista project is estimated to be completed by 2026.