In place of Chandrasekhar Azad's statue, protests have started to install the statue of Congress leader and former Chief Minister Arjun Singh at the intersection of TT Nagar Link Road No-1 in Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh. On Monday, Chandrashekhar Azad's grandson Amit Azad sat in a symbolic protest, sitting under the statue of Azad, while Azad's nephew Sujit Azad staged a protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. A warning was given that if the statue of the Congress leader is not removed by December 19, a nationwide agitation will be organized.
During the fasting at the statue site in Bhopal from 10.30 am to 5 pm on Monday, the protesters kept raising slogans of 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' and 'Shahido Ka Apman Nahi Sahega Hindustan'. Meanwhile, at 4.30 pm, SDM Rajesh Shukla reached the spot, to whom the protesters handed over the memorandum. Demanded the removal of Arjun Singh's statue.
Regarding this matter, Amit questioned that due to the traffic system, if Azad's statue was removed from the middle of the road and installed on the side, then he has no problem. But, now the statue of Congress leader has been replaced in his place, will traffic not be interrupted now? This is an insult to the martyrs, which will not be tolerated. It is a matter of shame for the country that one has to go on a hunger strike to honor the martyr. Activists of the Historical Research Association (HRA), ABVP, Bharat Swabhiman Trust, Harajan Brigade attended the picket site.