No government bungalow in Delhi will henceforth be converted into any memorial, the Union Cabinet decided on Saturday, weeks after a row over RLD chief Ajit Singh's demand for making his official residence a memorial of his father and former Prime Minister Charan Singh.
The Centre's decision reportedly to reject the proposal for a memorial to former prime minister the late Chaudhary Charan Singh was an insult to all the farmers in the country, JD(S) leader HD Deve Gowda said here today.
Chief Minister N Rangasamy today laid the foundation of the Rs 23.6 crore memorial in rememberance of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Kamaraj,his political mentor, at nearby Karuvadikuppam, kickstarting resumption of work to construct the structure.
Upset over restrictions on their entry for paying homage to the martyrs of 2001 Parliament attack, the family members of the slain personnel demanded that they be allotted land outside the high-security complex to build memorial.
As the country on Friday observed Vijay Divas paying glowing tributes to heroes of Kargil war, authorities in Odisha are yet to construct a memorial pillar for a martyr who laid down his life in the war.