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DARJEELING,: The last moments of late Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League (ABGL) leader Madan Tamang while delivering his speech from Upper Clubside here have been represented through his statue unveiled on Tuesday.
Tamang had been hacked to death on May 21, 2010.
The 12-feet statue has been installed at the same spot with Tamang facing towards the Lower Clubside. The statue has been designed to make it appear that the late politician was delivering a speech.
“Through the statue we wanted not only to pay respect to late Madan Tamang but also show that whatever he spoke was done on evidence. It is not like the political scenario nowadays where anyone can make whatever allegations they feel like,” said ABGL leader S.P. Sharma.
“The statue shows Tamang clutching some papers in his hands. It is to show that whatever he spoke was backed with documents. We also faced the statue towards Lower Clubside with a microphone in front so it shows that he was addressing the people. The day he was killed, he wanted to say something to the people. Through the statue, we wanted to honour his last wishes,” said Sharma.
Tamang, then the ABGL president, had organised a public meeting at Upper Clubside. He was supposed to make major disclosures regarding the politics in hills then. Before the meeting started, he was hacked to death at the venue.
The statue has been made by Kirpendra Gurung from Birpara, Dooars at a cost of Rs. 5 lakh. It was unveiled by Bharati Tamang, the wife of the slain politician.
Representatives of different political parties attended the programme.