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>> The world's tallest statue, standing 240 meters high, making it double the size of the Statue of Liberty. It cost around $420 million and used 700 tons of iron. The Statue of Unity has been built in a remote area of Gujarat, home state of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi.
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The base alone is 58 meters tall. But the man it's depicting will be unfamiliar to many outside the country. Sardar Patel, nicknamed appropriately Iron Man, helped unify India's 500 odd princely states of the independence. Critics say the enormous statue is an unsettled attempt by Modi's BJP party to reclaim an Indian national hero.
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The iron man is normally associated with the opposition congress party.
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