- shubhapriya shetty,
The Petition reads fine. Only issue is, if next year there is no drought then as per the current petition, it is fine for the government to construct the statue. With full respect to the great King, he would have also endorsed the view that once all the challenges of the state are met then only should such un-productive expenditures be enchouraged. Further we need to even find out whether such construction will be hazardous to the environmental, humans or animals.
Please do something for the mess which is on the roads, mumbai inspite of being a financial capital has worst infrastructure. the govt should thing abt building the same instead of wasting money on building statues.
- ashok chawla,
Reshal Shah ,
Please use the money for a better cause which would help the people and environment!
- Mayur Hasija,
I totally endorse it!
Totally agree. He has more than a valid point. It is important for the government to look into important and grave issues like farmers suicides and education which are suffering at this point of time.
Spend the money on better infrastructure
- Arti Jairaj,
I was just watching a Tourism ad on T.V it said Incredible India! and that\'s before the statue we don\'t need this as pointed out above...
- siddharth p,
i think it\'s better makin future of the inhabitants of the state better and comfortable is a better option rather than this statue.... no offense but 350 crores will serve more to the ppl than the statue.....
- Pankaj Kumar,
sherley j singh,
lets use this funds to develop and protect all, our open spaces, provide solar lighting to playgrounds and gardens .... and lets proudly name all after our great king
Maharashtra Government is more people friendly and intelligent. Shivaji Maharaj was also more concerned about his people and development. We all respect him for his thoughts. let it reflect in our actions too. Spend the money for the education and health of poor.
Certainly...Shivaji himself would be against this ostentatious waste of money....
- Quasar Thakore Padamsee,
Go ahead ...fight it
- Binaifer Patel,
If this whopping amount of 350 crores is used somewhere else to improve the health facilities,education and infrastructure of the state then that will be the true homage to the great king and warrior
Rs.350cr just fr a statue..nt justified..can b used for better purposes
- Arun A K,
- Karishma Saigal,
Agreed! This money can be used in a better way.
let\'s not do a Mayawati with the statue craze... let\'s live teh spirit of the great warrior who wanted a glorious maharashtra...
- Mohit ,
pls respect the Goddess Lakshmi and let us spend money for a varied other reasons.we have a lot of respect for shivaji Maharaj.lets make drama,cinema,write articles on him.not statues which will have only pigeohshit in plenty on him. and his horse of course.
I totally agree with this. Its quite obvious that the infrastructure in our country is not upto the mark. Our roads are pathetic; the condition in which government hospitals are maintained are despicable.. Its high time they concentrated more on the country\'s benefit than try to make fancy architectures...
- Debaditya Roy,
- Neil Kuriakose,
- divya jayaprakash,
I agree and appreciate this step to spend the same money for the under-priveleged. Please consider the suggestion. Thanks
I totally concur with the view shared by Vishal. All the money can be used for building schools, colleges, hospitals, old-age homes and so on..There is a long list of necessary infrastructure that is required not just in Mumbai but in other cities like Delhi as well.
Pls help the drought affected states which is more important and necessary
- nawed khan,
- Kunwar Gaurav Sharma,
- Maurice D,
Aur bhi gham hain zamaane mein, history ke siva
Whether drought or not, I don\'t think a statue with this huge amount spent on its erection, will be helpful in any other way except attracting a huge maintanance cost later on, as well as harming the marine species. Let\'s try to fulfill Shivaji Maharaj\'s dream in his own way and not by anybody else\'s whims and fancies. Great king like Shivaji maharaj doesn\'t require an acknowledgement like this, but a great state with happy and healthy citizens.
Of course! Just what we need! A STATUE! That will solve everything. How come none of us noticed that before? And imagine how many people will stand to earn a little money in these days of terrible recession - the statue maker...the guys in the PWD department...the Mantralaya officials...from all the kickbacks this will generate. Are we going to be so heartless as to deny them that? Come on guys!
It\'s our hard earned money and should be used for the betterment of downtrodden. To fulfill hunger, cloth and shelter for the needy people. We are not here to challenge America, building statue bigger than Liberty. Yes the fund surely can settle fewer needy Indians.
i totally agree with the view shared by vishal.the amount which is going to be used is of citizens of india...and i beleive that this money should be used for the betterment of the citizens and not just wasting it over to make some statue.i beleive that great shivaji maharaj would also be happy if this money is used for the betterment of the citizens.india still lacks many things from electricity ,watersupply to a better infrastructure.thus,this money shuold not go waste and should be used for a better purpose.
Change we NEED to believe in.
- Manoj Tejwani,
- Rajiv Nair,
- shweta prakash,
let the hard-earned money of MUMBAIKARS be spent wisely.thank you,Mr.Vishal Dadlani for taking another wise and wonderful initiative!
Hi ! Friends, I dunno, why we all forget that before being a Mumbaikar, we all are INDIANS, or rather, before being an INDIAN too, we\'re HUMAN BEINGS...!!! With all due respects to Shivaji Maharaj, who certainly was a Great warrior and is considered next to God to Mumbaikars, we are not to forget, we haven\'t seen god, but we\'ve just seen all the ill effects of Drought, Terrorism, Unemployment, Less or No Education in Villages, poverty, and loads of other serious issues which are constantly making our country loose the place which INDIA TRUELY DESERVES - THE BEST DEVELOPING COUNTRY in the WORLD. Comeon guys, think about humanity first, think about education, infrastructure, agriculture first ???????? AREN\'T THEY MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN MAKING AN IDOL, Even if its making an idol of the almighty himself ??????? As already said earlier, I\'m a PROUD HUMAN BEING FIRST then a PROUD INDIAN & then a PAKKA PROUD MUMBAIKAR, I truely believe, rather than spending money lavishly, government should think about COUNTRY\'S PROSPECTS AND OVER AND ABOVE, SAVING LIVES EFFECTED DUE TO UNFORSEEN AND UNAVOIDABLE CIRCUMSTANCES... May God Save India from Such Decision Makers, who think, RELIGION is OVER HUMANITY...!!!!!!!!! God Bless
Please don\'t do this with the taxes that people pay. And we don\'t want to emulate anybody. We\'re good in what we are!
i think government not remebering issues happening on statues like some idiots place garlands of shoes on the statues or throw garbage on the statues resulting to riots in the city sometimes in the country. i\'m with u vishal u r doing a great job keep it up.
- susanna murzello,
This needs to stop. There are worse issues that need to be addressed. Plus the government isn\'t even been able to maintain the current heritage sites/tourist spots properly.
Yes!! the money must be channelized in a productive manner towards Education, Infrastructure etc
- Sukhjinder Singh Virk,
Excellent initiative! The spirit of the PIL is felt unanimously. We are all with you, Vishal!
I completely agree with Mr. Vishal Dadlani. Its good to remember great people like Shivaji Maharaj but its far more important that the people are happy and have their basic needs in place. Shivaji Maharaj was a man who lived for his peolple and their well being and if we wish to pay him respect we should look into the benifits of our people.
- Samir Sirohi,
- Rahul gupta,
Hi fellow Indians... I completely agree to the thought and would request not only to put an end to this issue but also what\'s happening in UP.
First think of repairing the roads which are full of holes...may accident happen becoz of that....then think of building new statues.....
- Amit Tubachi,
- Jayant Sheth,
- Rishikesh Kamerkar,
- Nikhil Chinapa,
- Rohit Ruparel,
- Piyush Jeswani,
thank you, Vishal Dadlani for taking this step and trying to bring some sense to this irresponsible, unreasonable and wasteful proposal. we\'re with you on this one all the way...
- Rashida Shabbir Arsiwala,
- Sagar Bhamare,
THE GOVERNMENT CAN DO SO MUCH WITH RS. 350 CRORES, THERE ARE SO MANY CRISIS GOING ON IN THE STATE WHICH NEEDS IMMEDIATE ATTENTION RATHER THAN WASTING TIME AND MONEY ON MEMORABLE. I RESPECT SHIVAJI AND WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR OUR FREEDOM, EVEN HE WOULD BE HAPPY IF WE SPEND THE AMOUNT AND TIME ON DEVELOPING OUR STATE WHICH IS GOING FROM BAD TO WORSE. I REALLY WISH AND REALLY HOPE OUR VOICES ARE HEARD BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT AND WE COULD STOP THIS. PLEASE DONT WASTE PEOPLES HARD EARNED MONEY THIS WAY.
- James Skaria T,
those 370 crores could save the lives of millions of starving citizens,lives of people dying of multitudes of disease, to help in our energy crisis, to save our precarious agriculture..just a few examples to be quoted. ask a rikshaw pullers who works like an ass to earn just 20-50 bucks a day to fill the stomach of his family what 370 cr mean!!!
- Stacy Vaz,
\"There r so many more important issues that needs attention and urgent action... Our govt needs to feed the basic needs than wastin funds on a useless STATUE...\"
- Kaustubh Kale,
- Vivek Singh,
I truly agree with u and support u...!
- Ashish Agarwal,
there are so many other things that need attention than Shivajis statue...... help them...ignorance is bliss not just sometimes.....
- Vinay Pingle,
- Arwa Lakdawala,
- Ganesh Shenoy H,
I totally agree with Vishal and millions of other Mumbaites and support them!
this funds can be used to restore the forts made by the great maratha king , most of them are in a very bad shape. one feels like crying when u see this historic remains. get them back in shape so that the state can make good amounts from tourism and the locals in the vicinity of this forts will get employment. and guys please think beyond Mumbai also . \"Jai Bhavani Jai Shivaji Hara hara Mahadev\"
- Preeti Dhingra,
The Govt. can surely do better. With all due respect to Shivaji,I believe there are a lot of other pressing concerns like poverty,unemployment,etc . which can benefit from this money.
It\'s my dad\'s money that yer using.
whom so ever has made this petition, it\'s very true...many thanks!!!
WASTE of money....help the poor with the money what are u gonna do with the statue in the ocean of Rs.350 Crores....whats the need
Totally agree with you. The money could be well spent on so many other urgent necessities for the drought ridden areas.
- Sambhram Patel,
Government has to get its priority right its like living in the dark ages..shortage of water..electricity cuts..bad roads..no security...supporting the right things are important and we must fight for our rights..
thanx vishal 4 initiating......v r definitely with u....
Gr8 enlightment ppl...thnks nikhil 4 spreadin on d msg
When the governement already knows there are drought talukas and districts and before this scenario also people are suffering with hunger and faarmers and literally dying and suiciding, how can they think of this it has to be stopped, Is the \"thackeray family\" sleeping now or part of this huge scam and earning to happen is near future, people the entire project is 11,000 crores its a copy of the Statue of liberty in New York, USA all the best and hope tp stop this wishes and luck !!! Our money should not be wasted like this infact make use for the needy and who are hungry Globalized India today also many do not have energy and water, it yet a dream for them and education as well How about the health improvements as well Think people !!!!
- Punit Tharwani,
I support this petition. The state should really think about giving a go ahead for such a huge expenditure, when other most basic things are ignored. There is really no point in just investing so much in a status, when this could be used for betterment of many other long pending issues. Also in GENERAL, I strongly feel that the citizens must have a say in how the money is being spent by the government. There should be such a law to prevent the corrupt government officials from scamming up huge amounts of public money into their own pocket in the name of many silly construction projects.
- Prachi Goel,
we are with you !!!
Our state govt wants to build a statue which will compete with statue of liberty(this was said by our CM himself),what sense does it make to spend taxpayers money on such kind of nonsense when our farmers are committing suicide.
I support this petition!
I totally agree with it... v need to 1st fulfill the needs of people n then go or building statues/memorial..yday only the WR trains were delayed they can use the funds to smoothen the transportation which is the life of mumbai... its our money tht they collect by way of taxes n they should take a suggestion from the public..lets make a vote out n c whts necessary the memorials or the other needs... Thanks Vishal for taking such a petition n showing wht a true MUMBAIKAR needs...
- Kushal Mehta,
If Government has Rs 350 crs, and if they want to invest in Mumbai , let this money go to improve roads, building drains , erecting flyovers, planting trees, improving tranport system and other infrastructure relates issues. If any want to truly give respect , give respect to one own home , own city , Amchi Mumbai. Let us help all political parties rise abhove party lines.
If Government has Rs 350 crs, and if they want to invest in Mumbai , let this money go to improve roads, building drains , erecting flyovers, planting trees, improving tranport system and other infrastructure relates issues. If any want to truly give respect , give respect to one own home , own city , Amchi Mumbai. Let us help all political parties rise abhove party lines.
- Sukh Jassal,
Go Vishal !
I too Support this petition. Thanks alot Vishal for initiating this. Would also request all to take this drive across the country for example like Statutes across Uttar Pradesh etc.
pls,save our planet.....pls don\'t do it.it\'s our world.
- anamika rawal,
- rishabh gupta,
- Hreeshu Malhotra,
I think at this point, it is important for us to conserve our resources (both natural and material) to the best of our abilities, in order for them to be used most efficiently. There are quite a few urgent causes that could utilize this funds, and I think it would be better to tend to these causes, rather than using them on mere asthetic and sentimental additions to the city, which already is very grateful of the achievements and great deeds of the noble Shivaji Maharaj. In his honour, why not use these funds to help out the needy instead.
Totally in support of this PIL .. The govt. should spend money on solving real problems rather than on show-off.
\"Be the change you wish to see in the world.\" ~M. Gandhi
Anirudh Verma ,
shivaji was a king with a never die spirit....i appreciate that...but instead of building a statue in d ocean...d god forsaken govt. shud give one more freakin public holiday yaar..........!!!atleast v will remember him...instaed of seeing d freaking statue nd cursing d money v gave as tax!!
Sanjay W Rosario,
This is just another display by the political leaders of our state trying to show utter disregard to the many on-going issues in the state and instead try to strut like a peacock saying they added another thing in the name of Shivaji.I mean they have the airport and the Main train station already named after Shivaji so is this thing really necessary????
Such a criminal waste of money and other resources
- sayli malvankar,
Everyday thousands dont even have proper food to eat forget basic amenities like a sanitation and healt care; but still the government has the audacity to go ahead with was wasteful activities, pls everyone encourage others to sign this petition pls dont bring shame to the greatest democracy in the world by allowing such wasteful activities.
I completely agree with each and every point mentioned in the above petition. Erecting the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji in the midst of the ocean is nothing but wasteful spending of precious public resources. Instead the Govt. of Maharashtra can use the same money for other purposes, which would help in sorting out major issues atleast to certain extent.
thats gr8. good goin vishal.. we strongly need to team up against this misuse of money.. shivaji maharaj was a historic king for sure but i dont think he wld hav wanted this to happen, when there are many other issues for concern. firstly the drought affected areas should be provided sufficient funds, secondly the below poverty line people need to be taken care of.. medical needs, food, infrastructure , affordable homes... lets first pay attention to these matters .. save the country guys.. its tym for change.
Aman Singh Chadha,
Absolutely true. There are many, many priorities that have to come ahead of the statue. There are countless poor people to feed, children to educate, roads to build, power lines and plants to construct. I think that whoever has suggested this idea of building the statue should be publically humiliated.
- frank sequeira,
yes its true, Government should do something for Maharashtra farmers,orphans, poor people. Shivaji is in the heart of everyone, we respect him nd his great work for Maharashtra but at this time Maharashtra is facing lots of problems which needs fund to solve. So it will b better if they use these funds to open an orphans home or farmers development program or for ny social activity in the name of Chhtrapati Shivaji
10 acres being reclaimed for this project!!!??? Bloody shame!!
- abhay patil,
In times of economic crisis (or otherwise), the need of the hour is to make sure that the state budget is invested in the higher priority areas such as security, health, education, infrastructure, population management etc. As a matter of fact, this PIL (if passed) should also be considered as a landmark judgement against investing state budget into anything that is not perceived to be within the scope of the public usability. If at all anything of this sort is planned then it should be passed by a consortium of a citizen body (elected by the honorary court consisting of eminent and successful personalities from all walks of administration). Being based out of the country my support goes all out for this noble cause.
- Jason Pramodhan,
- Ross Jorge,
- sheena kalra,
- Andrea Fernandes,
- Bharat Suraiya,
- Malvika Khan,
Its Absurd....350 crores?!?!?!?!?!
- Aleric Soans,
- Kunal Bilakhia,
- Kunal Bilakhia, Dubai / Mumbai,
- Apsara Roy,
Don\'t know, when the Govts. will understand ??
Simple things are made political and thus the needy never gets the slightest comfort s/he deserves. It\'s not only a matter of statue or Maharastra, it is happening all over the India and we need to stop it. Full support to you Vishal.
Unnecessary expense.. live for the future and not glorifying the past.
yes we deserve more! for christ sake we are India\'s Financial capital, we need to have better use of our Taxes!
The proposed budget for a lifeless statue could be put to far better use. Civic amenities in Mumbai are among the worst in the world, poverty is rife and there\'s a host of other socio-economic issues that should be addressed but languish for the lack of funds.
- Medha K,
You probably made a mistake?
I feel this might be a political gimmick to appease their vote bank. Frankly, it is appalling to even consider building this ginormous statue in the middle of the poorest monsoon for quite a while now. I am not against building of statues, build them. But please avoid such flamboyance, and think about farmers in Vidarbha or for that matter, the malnourished children barely a few kilometers away from Mumbai.
- Krunal ,
While we are at it, lets try & stop the politicians from building any statues of \"great leaders\" like Sonia, Rajiv, Indira, Nehru, gandhi, mayawati etc.They are all simply wasteful expenditures, or rather means for the politicians to get kickbacks.
- Toral Vithalani,
LOOK AFTER THE LIVING RATHER THEN THE DEAD,ITS THE LIVING WHO MAKE TODAYS GOVT.THE DEAD ARE ONLY AN INSPIRATION AND I DON\'T THINK AN INSPIRATION NEED THE POMP AND SHOW
I heard this petition on radio in the evening and felt that this is one cause that even i want to stand for - in fact we all should.
Statue is not the PRIORITY NOW. This SMALL change could make ALOT differnece for Maharashtra and its people.
Krishna Prasad K V ,
I just heard this on MTV! There should be a way to issue a showcause notice to the government on such activities. Why to waste the money on statues when they can\'t feed the poor? And after 3-4 years somebody will bring it down like they did in Iraq!
If this statue will be iconic like the Statue of Liberty, with tourist being able to visit the island, ferries to take visitors across then it might a good investment. Otherwise it is just ostentatious grandstanding by politicians playing to their vote bank, not to mention all the contractors who will be lining their pockets. They should make it official for our politicians to make money on every mouth that is fed, every body that is clothed and every family that is housed. If money is the only language they understand, then we should make sure they make it while they serve the greater good
- Kamal Chawla,
Grwat initiative! I think a similar one should be started to stop Mayawati building her millionth statue in UP
We might just as well dump 350 crores into the sea & be done with it. Desperate farmers are suicidal whilst we play the fiddle.
Amazing, I hope this Initiative is successful. Lets make Mumbai a better place to live in, and create the statues later.
- Nihal Mulla,
lets pay homage to the living, not the dead.
I would agree as the city know to be the financial capital needs other infrastructure to be repaired and developed which otherwise bring utter disgrace to the city... We all know how the proposed plan of worli sea link supposedly to cost couple of hundred crores shot upto thousands of crores and 10 years to built making it to be nothing but just a bitter eye candy... Will they be able to built a statue in sea when mumbai roads cant stand mere low fall rainy season... Govt wants to built something for tourist than raise the standard of infrastructure for the people who actually contribute the funds... Its our money which is being used and we\'ve the right to use it for our benefit than let others decide... We\'ve the right to decide whats good for our home than being forced to accept what others want..
This is a very good initiative and I pray for its success.
This is so unbeleivable...
This is a much needed initiative. As a country we cant spend tax payers money for such things. Instead of that if the money is used in upping the infrastructure of Mumbai, maybe it will attract more tourists and business\'s.
This is one of the most stupid thing if this happens.We don\'t have money for Security of Mumbai than why they want to spend our hard earned Tax money???????????????
I would like to help out with the PIL in any way possible. Please do let me know what I may do.
we are with u
Altough I am not a Mumbaikar, I still believe on the basic fact, that Rajas are made for the Prajas & not th viceversa. We should think first , if something new adds benifit to the citizens of the nation !! If no, then that Plan should be of least priority to the Govt. More so, in a nation like India & state like Maharashtra which is already short of funds in providing amenities to the people in general...
If this money is to be spent, lets have a competition and design something that has in part a memorial and in part civic / public spaces.
The emotion is equivocally shared. It is embarrassing to represent an exaggerated quotient of vanity over a low quotient of livelihood and existence.
- Kadambari Chari,
I believe that if Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was alive today, he would have never let this happen. The only and true way of paying tribute to this great and able king in these conditions is by using the public funds in the welfare of the state and its people.
This money should be spent on better infrastructure, policy makers of this city should be made to visit delhi, no doubt delhi is also flawed but its way ahead of mumbai
K Srinivasa Rao,
Take care of drought and lives first. Statues and other lofty pedestals can be erected next year.
- Prashant Chari,
- Rohan Varma,
Though I stay in Delhi, I equally love Mumbai for its spirit. Whenever we talk of development, there is also shortage of funds, so why not use the money for the development of the city to make it a better place for all citizens.
These funds are meant for the people who are alive and and not for the people who are dead! Even the great Shivaji who have disapproved of this. It is just another way to fill up ugly politician\'s pockets!!
the money is for the people. Nobody has the right to use it for any other cause!!!
Let\'s get this going!
There are many other monuments which are in bad condition funds can be provided for that after clearing all the debts and taking care of the draught condition. This kind of stupidity only Indian politicians can think of.
Sabu K Paily,
\" There are better to spend the money than this , & again charge the masses to see it . Better way still why not make the corporate biggies to fund this , if this is so important .
This is totaly not required. and moreover using our money !!!
Please don’t go the Mayawati way.
- rebecca nunes,
\"India’s history can be appreciated and respected in many other ways than what is sought to be done. The Government needs to seriously wake up and utilise the funds available in a more productive way!”
nobody needs this...not the dead nor the living, and the view is great - just the way it is. improvement
May good sense prevail over our politicians even it takes time.
- Adarsh S,
\" You can use to 350 cr in a good way such as to develop the roads, to increase the train services to the suburban areas,etc. I am very much concern about the sea life which will get affected due to the concrete structure in their natural habitat. Thanks for giving this option to express our views\"
We are with you. Yamini
comletely with you vishal ,we already have shown our respect towards shivaji maharaj.
- Shashank pandey,
- Aliakbar Ujjainwala,
Rs. 350 crore is a humongous amount to be spent on anything. Shiviji Maharaj was a great man but we need not spend this hard-earned taxpayers money on him Lets improve our pathetic infrastructure and improve the state of our Vidharba agrarian brothers with this money.
I Agree and am in full support
I totally agree with Vishal and would urge all fellow Mumbaikars to stand up for this cause. Jai Maharashtra!
- Yamini Vijayan,
As mentioned by Mr Dadlani, I\'ve huge respect for Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj but spending Rs 350 crores at this point of time when the city has just come out of recession, people are still looking for jobs, traffic problems, issues regarding local trains, farmers issues at upcountry locations etc I think if we have that kind of money we should utilise it to improve infrastructure, help drought hit farmers etc After all its the tax paid by hard working individuals like us. I completely agree with Mr Vishal M Dadlani. Regards, Tanmoy Adak
- Shilpa Hegiste,
I completely agree with Vishal. Lets hope this people\'s movement results into serious introspection in all such matters
Shivaji Maharaj will always be an icon in history. We do not need to build a statue to remember his greatness. Lets improve the infrasructure in Maharashra ans provide relief in drought prone regions rather than spend this amount on a statue.
- Preeti Somal,
- Manobi KAnayalkar,
- scherezade shroff,
- Jatin Tulsiani,
This is utter NONSENSE!!!
- Ranjeet Sood,
I totall agree against such sort of state antics where crores of rupees are just wasted, which otherwise could be used more productively.
- Santosh Patil,
- Radha desai,
- chrissie d\'costa,
You can actually give 1 lakh rupees to a whopping 35 thousand farmers!!!! which makes it 350 crores. all we need is some accountability that the money reached those ppl!!
These funds should be better allocated to many other good causes.
- chitra raghunath,
- Prita choksy,
Please use the money for the welfare and good cause.
I agree with Priyank ....
am sure Shivaji would have preferred using these funds for development of his people rather than wasting it on building statues This is nothing but political gimmick for garnering more votes.When will our politicials rise above their selfish issues
Do monuments signify that we remember the dead or pay homage to them. In my mind they are proposetorus representation of bankrupt minds who tend to display rather than follow the teachings of great man. All great man are humble and a monument of this sort is not a homage but a disgrace to them
I support the petition completely. While we cherish our past and our leaders, please lets prioritise our expenditure towards those who need it most - the farmers, the marginalised, teachers, soldiers and so many disempowered groups.
I agree, if our government have extra cash please spend it on something which will benefit the citizens of maharashtra, and we all love shivaji, if we dont make his monument it wont be disrespecting me, he being a great king would also made a wise decision for his people and not by making his monument.
We have a lot of causes which should get priority for utilising the Rs 350 crores......
- MUHAMMED RIYAS,
true.. we really need better than short-sighted, petty-minded politicians..
- The amount could be reposited with Mr. Nandan Nilekani, who could use it for the unique id project. - Investing the money towards development of a classic mode of commuting such as the metro could reduce substantially the crowd and accidents occuring whilst travelling in the Mumbai local trains. - A portion of the amount could also be allocated to rain water harvesting, given the fact that we had extremely minimal rain this season. - Probably the soul of Shivaji Maharaj would be a happier if the amount is spent in restoring the forts he captured - Opportunities are galore for intelligent use of INR 3.5 billion. Merely aping the concept of Statue of Liberty would not make Mumbai into New York.
Vishal Bhai! There is no doubt that this is a huge waste of money! Money that can be used in community projects as you have mentioned...how about a charitable hospital, a decent one, which sees poor patients free of charge or for very less fees named after Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj? I think that would bring much more honor to his name than a colosol statue which has no purpose...just my thoughts...Very well written petition Vishal Bhai. I am inspired and want to do something!
We definitely do NOT need ANOTHER monument.
- MANOJ P SHAH,
I support this because there is so much more that needs to be done in India. It is ridiculous to built such a thing taking funds from public and building something like this...in a developed country where all the other development has happened this can be justified but not in India
- Mohit Jain,
Very true and I am against the unnecessary expense of Rs. 350 crores to wards building up the statue of Shivaji. Even Chhatrapati Shivaji would agree to spend such a huge amount towards fighting out drought and necessary amenities that state of Maharashtra would require. I strongly recommend to use the amount towards the welfare of the poor and the destitutes.
Get the infrastructure fixed and once all that is done we can spend on creating statues
- Simrit Malhi,
Jai hind...Jai Maharastra
- Aanchal Malhi,
- Niveditha Shetty,
- pradeep AR,
- Jayaprada Shetty,
- Tejaswi Shetty,
It would be better to start a scheme for the betterment of poor people with the name of \"Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj\". This can be treated as a thing in memory of Maharaj, as well as public\'s money would be used for some noble cause.
- serena melwani,
- Fiona Vaz,
I think we can use the same amount of money in the name of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj by opening schools, colleges, hospitals, etc. ! JAAGO RE !
- Rohan Sabharwal,
- Nihal Garware,
- Sandeep Kamat,
If all the citizens of India wake up and take stand like Vishal, then India will be prosperous in no time. Thanks Vishal !
There are millions of children without access to proper food or education in Maharashtra for whom such money could be used.
with the present likely drought condition we need to seriously use the money to help the uplift the economy of maharashtra
- Rashida Savliwala,
I am a school teacher and battle with the appalling condition of under-resourced schools daily. Please do not waste money on monuments, spend it on primary education.
- Rahil Muhimtule,
i completely agree with vishal ,another point is that statue is going to built in sea which also laid to water pollution which rates already high in the Arabian sea. pls think about poor sea creatures
Please open a trust fund for the needy in the country and name it the Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Trust Fund.
This money can go to all needy and someone alive than to someone who lives no longer accept in our memories,History books and someone who fought for the rights of people. So please use the money for people
i agree whatever u have mentioned.....as it is logical.
- Sahebrao Kamble,
we need to utilize these money for development of the society. their are other ways to show your respect towards such personalities by following their ideology. also we should protest similar things happening in uttar pradesh. this is totally waste of hard earned money of common indians.
Here you have a very merry
this is what is INDIA all about ,we have people dying of hunger , lack of rain. And these politician are busy making Idols. Great Shivaji must be sad with this.Not only in Maharastra , in other states same things are going on. Our money , resources are being spent in such way is not good for us. Vishal thanks for this..........AT LEAST we can speak & write.....
I ask you politicians to actually go out of the comfort of their homes and look at what the city really needs rather than luxuries that can wait for another decade or two when we do become a superpower.
350 crores is just an initial estimate .Till the time the structure is complted the cost would have really gone up . This money can be utilised for better purposes for the society/people on infrastruture , fighting current drought scenario etc. The proposed expenditure on a stute is just a waste that is being carried out to woo the voters before the elections .The same money should be used for civil welfare .
- Gurpreet Singh,
- Gulshan Irani,
350 crores to improve tourism ? How about redeveloping Bombay ? How can the government decide to spend 350 crores of our tax money without taking our opinion ?
we need to forward this mail to everyone possible
- Farhad Katgara,
I feel its criminal we give taxes to our beloved government for such wasteful spending when there is so much poverty around and the infrastructure is pathetic. most of us have to travel like animals in jam packed trains and here we are spending so much money on a single statue
- Siddarth Correya,
Why not set up a scholarship scheme for the poor or a tutorial scholarship for the poor in Shivaji\'s name? The Nehru-Gandhi clan as appropriated all big schemes; why not a unique scheme for the poor in Shivaji\'s name. Even if there is pilferage, lots of people will be stealing for years. With a statue, you can steal only once!
I think the authorities wanting to erect the statue should empty out their own pockets before using the citizens\' hard earned money
- Maria Kharawala,
All this is political propaganda nothing else. We have no need of statues like Shivaji Maharaj or Bba sahib Bhimraw Ambedakar. I really respect these great personalities and their work from my soul. But I think this not the right way to show our respect by making statues instead of using this huge amount of money for human welfare.
- Divya Sharma,
- Krupa Choksy,
- Gulnar Mistry,
debolina raja gupta,
Though I mean no disrespect to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, I believe there are many real issues today that need urgent care and attention. When so many poor people and children are dying with lack of food and live on the streets, only rags to cover their frame of skeleton, does the government really think these are issues that can be handled later? How can you people be so callous as to even think of spending all our hard-earned tax money on a memorial when there are so many real people dying everyday. This is definitely not why you were elected by us.....
- Susan D\'Souza,
- B. NAGARKAR,
Spend that money on the drainage system coz we hate water logging.
Ratnakar L Suvarna,
Honestly why are the people of Maharashtra forever denied basic needs? Will the presence of a statue of a past great king provide the state an avenue for enhancing the quality of life or improve the security of our coast line or increase literacy levels or bring justice to the women who are constantly facing rapes/ molestation/dowry deaths/lack of facilities or give the common man a respite from his daily battles of providing his family two decent meals or reduce the debts of the farmers who seek self anhilation as the only respite or curb incidents of diseases or improve the medical facilities or ... Finally how many of the tax payers need to work harder to fill the government coffers which will be used to make another statue? When will living people be given priority over historical legends... History is the past and we rever those who made it... why must we become history even before we can experience our present?
Agree in entirety
- Nishant Nayak,
- Bryan Furtado,
- Aranha Rohan,
- Sonalee Mandke,
- Ranjit Kandalgaonkar,
- Nazre Imam,
- darsh shah,
Please listen to the common man...they are the ones who have built our city...our country. The most they can do is voice their opinion...and the most you can do is respect their opinions..
I agree with all the other options put forth as better use of money from providing money to build schools, shelters to scholarships. If people really care about reminding Shivaji\'s legacy then why not invest in Maharashtra\'s future in his name.
- abdul kader,
- VISHAL V. EKHANDE,
- tapan Maharishi,
Use th money for better India - Not for monuments.
- Anup Singh,
Shivaji is an eternal symbol of courage and dedication for leading citizens of his land to an independent and self righteous life free of slavish concerns like fame and fortune. His name and legacy lie in creating such a state in Maharastra that the name \"the great nation / land\" is realised. Today\'s corruption and capitalism is what goes against his ideals... no point in making an idol when you do not wish to follow his thoughts, beliefs and cannot carry his legacy. Politicians are taking easy way out to create a hang out for pigeons and to earn brownie points. I would ask them to actually think of Shivaji\'s ruling policies and adapt them rather than find ways of spending public\'s hard earned tax money
\"Wow,so another another statue to commemorate the past\"!! I think it\'s about time the so called \'Leaders\' realize that they are no less than any of the great people that lived to strive for the better of humanity and that they must utilize the power they\'ve received from \'Indian Citizens (the powerfully common yet quiet people)with a global vision to the betterment of society!! In short stop living in your past by satisfying your current Ego (We get the point,we aren\'t dumb you know!);Rather see that the children of today \'MUST\' have a better tomorrow!\"Stop playing (better left to the kids) and start acting like responsible \'HUMAN BEINGS\'
- Siddharth Nadkarny,
Hi As somebody pointed out in a situation like drought & when priorities should be towards food , water & shelter, its a Big amount being spent, please dont let yourself & us down Sabir
what is this .. here in india many of people sleep hungry .. & somewhere money is wasting .. agar aisa kuch karna hi hai to pahle des ke stithi ke bare me socho.. agar desh me jis di ek bhi bhukha naho aur sabhi sukhi ho to banate rahana ..tab 3.5 arab kyon 100 arab ki bana yaar.. par pahle kuch socho..
- calvin ferns,
This will really have lot of side affects... like lot of water will spilt in...
- Ramona Dmello,
I think there are a million better ways of using that money rather building something like a statue. He is revered enough in the state right now. AM sure nothing will make him feel better than the betterment of the people that he loves.
- Prernachawla chawla,
- Rosalyn Dmello,
WTF! Politicians please put people\'s money to a better use...
- Devesh Mittal,
- Ayush Rohatgi,
We have to start thinking beyond Shivaji and think better than having statues. Lets not go the Mayawati way and install statues which pigeons use as a nice resting place. There are people dying for basics and we can do with more hospitals, better roads and schools. Let better sense prevail soon amongst the so-called administrators!!!!
Please help us believe that our country is not run by a bunch of mindless theiving idiots. I\'m sure the people involved are only doing this so that they can pocket a huge chunk of the funds.
- moumita pal,
Though i am dead against putting statue of anyone and the one like this which would cost crores of taxpayer\'s money, i would support statues of following- 1. a Vidharbha farmer hanging from a noose. 2. a Mumbaikar falling from a local train on tracks. 3. a patient dying from swine flu due to lack of testing & treatment facilities. 4. charred body of a person killed in innumerable Mumbai attacks. 5. the best one - of Ajmal Kasab pointing to TAJ , indicating our leaders\'s impotency .
- suhasini sanyal,
This is absolutely ridiculous. We dont need statues to remind us of the contribution of great people who have shaped our history. We stay indebted to them, but in our thoughts, spirit and virtue... not by sculpted busts, not even by re-christened street names...
- Mohzim Shaikh,
Invest in A new Sea Link from Hazi Ali to Nariman Point...
- Pankaj Dcosta,
- Praneeth Karkera,
Another petty attempt to win over communal votes. I guess the politicians should use tht money to educate themselves on how to rightfully use rather than waste crores of rupees. Whats even worse is the beauty of the shoreline that will get ruined.
- Amruta Mehta,
- Javed Karovalia,
the money required to build this statue should be used for the welfare of society and our country...............
Fully agree. Better use funds for live people who are suffering and bearing the brunt.
- Rashmi Nambiar,
- Mita Sanghavi,
- Megha MArtins,
- Vinay Nair,
Spend that money on infrastructure
Would Chhatrapati Shivaji have approved of something like this? I seriously doubt. As this petition says, go ahead, name the other much-needed projects in his memory, but please let those be projects that are essential, that are really needed.
Ridiculous is not the word for such a foolish proposal to have a Statue in the ocean. No dis-respect to the Maratha Hero Shivaji though. 350 Crores is no joke. I see a lot of us tax payers losing money on things like this. Instead use this money to clean up this stinking city. When the seas came on the roads more than water spilling on our roads we had sewage. Use that same money to help those in real need. A city/country is not determined just by its beauty and high rise buildings but by it\'s ability to help itself become a better place. I\'m not proud to say this but our city/country is being run real LOSERS...
- harshal shah,
I agree completely, we all feel for the poverty ridden farmers in our state, the money will be better spent towards an irrigation project. We realise it wont be sufficient but it will be a handsome start.
Mumbai needs to change.. it needs money.. but not in this way.. push this money to the never enving road and rail projects.. make them actually happen \"Faster\"
This statue is not fooling anybody ! We exist in a state with more problems than I dare to mention, please let us not celebrate them with an exorbitant display of false well being.
- Bhavna Sanyal,
And one against Mayawati\'s Government too
no wonder our politicians are at sea! Let\'s do something that helps the problem on ground, let\'s do something that makes Maharashtra, \'Maha Rashtra\'! Jai Hind (a south-indian from Delhi, staying in Mumbai).
I think we need to stop politicians (and all involved) from trying their level best to reach out to the sentiments of the common man by such stupid ideas, in the name of a few more votes. It\'s time they stop being media wh*res and start using our god damn taxes for our benefit.
- Ruchi Nanavaty Vasa,
Nirav B Shah,
No Statue Needed !!!! Idhar saala aadmi ko rehne ke liye jagah nahi hai aur yeh pagal log, paani mein jaake Ghoda khada karne ka planning mein lage hai... all nonsense... I STRONGLY OPPOSE this idea of having a statue worth this amount.
- Bharat A Shah,
Work and use the money instead towards educating the masses...only then can poverty be eradicated as each one makes him/her self sufficient... Use it instead to house the homeless rather than encouraging encroachment on government property... The list can go on...
- karan mohta,
- amit bhangar,
Please STOP this unjustice, We failed to STOP Mayawati in UP, But I think this is possible in Mumbai. Hope you Understand.
- Priyanka Vieira,
- arjun mathur,
Politicians should channel’s national resource in good fruitful things like, Free Education for Children .
I agree with this petition. What use is a statue to the state? It doesn\'t feed or help anybody. There are so many people who are in dire need of money and if the govt can spend rs350 crore of our tax saving money then i would rather not pay taxes and donate the money to people who need it.
- Keith Menon,
- Vyom Shah,
It\'s high time the politicians realise that such expenses on statue are a waste and the same money can be utilised for better development purpose.
please use the money wisely.....
I am in agreement with the petition. There are many other problem that needs to be addresed instead of creating the rsepected statute.
lets start looking beyond imagery...and strive to build something more fruitful
Tell those political hypocrites to improve the island city\'s infrastructure rather than spending on a dumb idol of no use.....
Nothing against Shivaji. But we have enough memorials for him. Do not need any more. Funds can be utilized more effectively elsewhere on projects in Mumbai especially infrastructure
Gr8 guns going. Hope we achieve the goal by being antiregional antics.
I support the petition.
We could all think of a billion things this city needs more than a statue! Where\'s the common sense gone? Why don\'t you spend 350 crores cleaning up garbage and fixing up some roads. We may actually vote for you then!
- John Cyril,
Our farmers in Vidharbha have suffered a lot. A big chunk of this Rs. 350 crore should go towards their betterment and importantly for the betterment of their produce. That is what Shivaji Maharaj would\'ve done instead of creating a huge statue of himself or his mentor.
Rs. 350 for a statue? Ludicrous. Vishal M. Dadlani, your words are kind and respectful. I mean I\'m all for commemorating Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj yet again. But enough.
- Diana Penty,
- Vikrant Mhatre,
Great ! Keep Moving!
i fully agree to the same
well good thinking ut what about the park in up no one complained about it...why was she left of the hook so easily...and above all she is using the funds to install her ons statue....
With no disrespect towards Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, I think there are many other ways for such money to be well spent. Like for decent facilities at shelters, rehabilitation centers and municipal hospitals etc..
Please let\'s use this money to improve our slum situation, our worsening crime situation or continue to invest this in infrastructure marvels like the sea link. Shivaji ji lives in our hearts as a legend, there is no need to construct a politicized statue.
- Neha Lall,
Shivaji was the king who will first fith to save his own state/country. He would first look at the insfrastructure requirement for his praja. Net net he will first look for betterment of his state/country. Definitely he will never approve such kind of lavish expenses when his dear farmers are suicind due to draught & loans. If govet really want to do something that will give repsect to this great Raja, then they should solve out all the problems in country, make our nation that strong that no other country will dare to even stare at us....Salute to Shivaji Maharaj.
- sagar padwal,
- Sudipta Mukherjee,
- samta kejriwal,
- Swati Puranik - Risbud,
- Hari Menon,
- nisha Abrahamnisamadam@gmail.com,
a literacy programme is essential and should be our first priority - a national health scheme is also urgently required; also, why not give our existing museums and library a makeover (one at a time, if they choose - would assume that would cost less) and plant a statue there?
I\'m agree. Please use the money for something that will help social development.
I agree. Please use the money for something that will help social development.
The government needs to be responsible towards its people and spend the peoples money on the betterment of the quality of the lives of its people and not on some silly statue. Important issues like healthcare, education, housing need to be addressed first.
lets use this money for the upliftment of the poor in the city and in the villages.
- Sharon Jani,
- Nadeem Kajiji,
- Yogesh Jani,
The city is in tatters. So much needs to be done to bring it up to the level of a world class city, infrastructurally, socially. And yet all the Government of Maharashtra can come up with is this? I don\'t mean to be disrespectful, but this is a disgrace.
Goverment should use such a big amount of money to improve our Defence Mechanisum not to built a statue...
- Vishal Godbole,
I totally agree on the same. Please consider my support for this cause.
- niloufer sagar,
kindly take notice of the slums in mumbai & reach out your rich money filled pockets to them & help them instead!
- Abrar Patel,
- Somak Mondal,
Rajesh U B,
How is the statue helpin the average mumbaikar or a Maharashtrian or even respecting the principles of the great Chatrapati, in any way? Where\'s the logic? The tax payers money can be put to better use?
pls save the farmers instead. put our tax money to good use. i\'m sure shivaji would\'ve preferred that too. son of the soil would\'ve wanted to better the lives of all those sons of the soil committing suicide out there coz they so debt ridden. no rain, no grain. help them b4 its too late!
- freyan bhujwala,
- Arjun Balakrishnan,
- Shashank Kapur,
- divya bajaj,
Chhatrapati Shivaji himself would have destroyed this preposterous statue and the idiots who dreamt it up, if he could. He did not devote his life to the idea of freedom from tyrants only to leave behind a land struggling with poverty, illiteracy, corruption and uncleanliness. The obsequious construction of statues amounts to the perpetuation of a fake legacy - please honour and respect the true vision of Shivaji and improve the state first. Please, don\'t insult and demean Shivaji by putting his statue in the ocean when his beloved people suffer. And to the Congress Government of Maharashtra who conceptualized this political gimmick (to lure all those daft voters who believe Shivaji\'s statue is more important than their own well-being), I have one question - what have you been smoking?
Nirmal J. Mahtani,
Lets also try & ensure that the funds are used \'constructively\' & not for any other \'politically motivated indulgence\'. The last thing i want to see is money being given away to the poor just like that especially in light of the upcoming elections - Lets teach them how to fish & not merely feed them for a day!!!
Rs.350Cr is the figure now. It is sure to go up exponentially over the period of building this monument. We have a lot more things to spend on than this.
- Priyanka Kumble,
why is it that politicians cant see what a bunch of comman ppl can???? are they really this blind to neglect every single thing around us???
- Maria ,
- sonal sundararajan,
350 crore!!! wow!!! politicians are not responsible for this....we people are...for supporting them...
Why does every single monument/structure have to be named after one man? Was he the only one who has served the country/are the politicians\' memories very short that they cannot think beyond him?? Look at the terrible state of affairs that the so called financial capital is in after the name change from glorious Bombay to Mumbai. I wish that our powers that be spend their time, money and energies in ensuing that the financial capital of India is indeed what it promises to be.....show us the infrastructure/projects to prove to us that we are indeed moving into the 21st century and not back tracking into the 19th century!! Every single project is mired in controversies of naming issues, funding and what have you. This for a city that contributes more than 70% by way of taxes to the center?? What a shameful or deplorable state of affairs!! Every leader past and present worth his/her salt would turn in disgust when they see the present state of the city. I beseech the present day leaders to please restore the city to its formal glory and not get caught up in the vicious circle of corruption and fight for the chair
brainless future politicians!
- Please do not our seas. As it is we have done enough damamge to Mother nature.. - If you really wanted something in the middle of the sea, then go ahead and re-christen the Worli-Bandra sealink bridge... - Naming VT station and our international airport after Shivaji should have been for enough him..
It is not only the money, also it is not good for the environment to build a cement structure in the sea, using this money for the upliftment of the locals would be best
daisy joseph k,
What a preposterous idea!!!
stray dogs r getting raped, minor girls are gettin gang raped, pot holes are increasing, accidents are increasing due to bad roads and workers are dying due to poor and cheap construction equipments, school chikren are dropping out due to bad education and physically abusive and incopetent teachers, more and more people are gettin into depression and committing suicide ..........and our \"so highy educated goonda politicians\" want to make a statue worth 35o cr of shivaji in the ocean!!!!!!!!! how about drowing all these politicians in the ocean??? ;0)
- priya gopal,
- Neil Quraishy,
- anil correa,
- Aftab Alam Ali,
Couldn\'t agree more
Booooo to the government !!!
Vishal is right. This kind of Misuse of money should be protected in all parts of this country.
Yes, I am completely agreeing with vishal
Kudos! Couldn\'t agree more.
- Ankita Chawla,
I hope the money is used for the better cause.India has far more graving issues like poverty and illiteracy than constructing statues in the sea. Don\'t these politicians have sense. Look at Mayawati, she got the statue of her ow+n constructed. Please put the money to a better cause.
- Salil Sojwal,
i totally agree with vishal.
I don\'t think democratically elected governments should be putting up statues at all. A better idea would be to put up a wall/memorial with the names of the victims of the terrorist attacks, so that they will never be forgotten.
off late Mumbai has become the object of fancy for the politicians and their heirs. they can bring the entire mumbai life to stand still, Mumbai and mumbaikars have become their ancestoral property. Chatrapati Shivaji was a historical figure and we mean no disrespect to him. But would he ever like what is happening in Maharashtra where farmers dying, infrastructure is turning from bad to worse and worst even people like Mr. Thackrey have their entire political games behind his name. Please stop the politicians from making Bombay a private amusement park!!!
Melwyn, I definitely agree with the petition. We can use this fund to improve the infrastructure of the City or use this fund for something more meaningful. Dont follow the footsteps of Mayawati.....
- Nikita Oberoi,
Very aptly stated. What a waste of money !!
Everything that had to be noticed by our administrative body and the ones who dreamt of having the statue has been written down in brief in the note above...Please read it for your own sake..!!
- Meera Dabir,
- Smriti Notani,
- Geraldine D\'Souza,
What a stupid idea...!!! Huhh..!!
- veera khambatta,
- chatty girija,
- chatty girija,
Being a tax paying citizen i refuse to allow my hard money being spent on this statue. yes I\'d rather see it better utilised on educating children, better facilities at govt. hospitals AND secure farmers who need them most right now!
- Faye Nandini Salins,
A sattue in the middel of the ocean is NOT the need of the hour for Mumbai,Mubaiker,or Maharashtra
Abhinav K. Singh,
Brilliant stuff Vishal!
I am very happy that someone has taken the initiative to bring this up in court. Hopefully good sense will prevail over populist politics.
I totally agree, this is sheer waste of good money. Hope this helps in stopping. Good work Vishal.
- sriganesh rajendran,
I, Rishad B am strongly opposed to such a waste of money. put it to better use educate ppl, repair our roads, give the police better means to work with. do anything constructive
What good is a statue that glorifies ur past, when ur going through through trying times in ur present.
I agree with this petition. We do not need statues. We need medicines for swine flu, better hospitals, better roads, better security apparatus. Once the average Mumbaikar can live without the fear of disease - terrorism, etc. Thank you for this petition and making it available to us.
FOOLS RUSH IN WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD. WHEN MUMBAI\'S INFRASTRUCTURE IS IN SHAMBLES AND MILLIONS DO NOT EARCH 10 RS A DAY TO SPEND THIS COLOSSAL AMOUNT ON STATUTE IS NOT ONLY VAINGLORIOUS BUT DOWNRIGHT SINFUL. LET OUR NETAS LIVE FOR THE PRESENT AND NOT IN THE PAST
- Rashmi Jagdish,
Surely a statue bigger than the Liberty statue would put spotlight on Mumbai but for a country/state with higher priorities like education or drought, 350 cr ould be better spent there. This will make Indians more happier than a 200ft + tall Shivaji statue! In fact the gov\'t should rather give out 180Rs. to each of Mumbai\'s 2crore population.
- Nolan Miranda,
- Hema Changlani,
- Austin Soans ,
First the domestic airport....then Victoria Terminus...then the Prince of Wales museum....how far exactly do we plan to go to show our gratitude for Shri Shivaji? lets not spoil his memory or we may as well change the name of the state itself....
Our politicians are fiddling while Mumbai is suffering from mushrooming illegal shanties, hunger and poverty. When will they come down from their ivory towers to ground level.
- Cynthia Salins,
- sandra d\'souza,
- Abigail Rodrigues,
plz grow up.......... there is famine and drought happening in our country.... plz use the money wisely !!
I agree with the petition. We do not need any more statues. Shivaji was a great king - but even he wouldn\'t approve this wasteful spending \"fizul kharchi\" - instead let\'s feed the hungry, educate the needy kids, improve health and sanitation as well as secure the coast.
- sharmila mehta,
The State is already in need of money for lot of infrastructural works going on. The government can\'t play like this to make something which is totally unecessry on the cost of Indias higest tax and taxes payers money. Even if they build this theme park , in a few years with no maintenance it will become a waste , like many such structures in mumbai..
- Janhavi Borawake,
- Jhumur Ghosh,
- Priyanka Kothari,
- Gaurav Sharma,
Can\'t these people who are designated at such a responsible position look at the situation wisely ,each penny counts ,just calculate how may kids will get education,how much welfare for the people with such a amount ,plz don\'t do this,we dont need a statue.
Couldn\'t agree more - if we let them get away with these antics, very soon they would force naming every child born in Maharashtra shivaji. This is the Talibanisation of India, let this be my my vote against them.
If you really want to show respect to the Great King, follow his principles - welfare of the state is first, and then if there is surplus - use that to make Mumbai a truly developed city; please don\'t make us apologize about the pathetic roads, lack of public urinals, the dirty street corners, lack of drainage, lack of food for orphaned kids...do you think Shivaji would prioritize a statue of himself over basic amenities?
- Alia Khan,
lets use that money for a rehab progs for Slum dwellers give dem education, invest d money in restartin some muncipality schools which are shut
This is very much needed. But I hope this turns out effective!!
- Selora P,
Farmers are committing suicide in MAHARASHTRA because they cannot afford to pay off their debts. It makes no fiscal sense to spend so much on a statue when so many people in Maharashtra are in acute poverty. Not Bihar, not UP. Maharashtra. What are our politicians thinking?
I am all for such campaigns .... but are they effective? Especially in this case.... sorry for sounding pessimistic, but....
\"I truly hope this will bring a change.Who needs more statues? I read abt the BSF jawans who came to Mumbai to maintain law and order during ganpati visarjan.These guys come to help us n all our netas can think abt is a statue rather then thinking abt proper accomodation n food for them.....grow up.\"
- Aishwarya S,
- Yash Bansal,
I think everyone needs to wake up and get behind this petition.
\"stop this foolishness. this is brainwashing us with his name n memory\"
- Lionel Faleiro,
- Leena Thadani,
dont waste money on statues waste on farmers
No to massive statue, yes to saving lives.
\"pls dnt waste money on things like this. do something tht will make us respect u.rather then curse ourselves for voting u in the first place\"
We dont need to go Mayawati way! there r better ways to spend money!
It is not required to show our love for Shri Chatrapati Shivaji by making a statue. He was a king & for a king his people are more important than himself. Even he would have wanted that this money be used for poors & the Country\'s Infrastructure.
SAI BHAKT MANU GIDWANI,
It is indeed very sad that the politicans forget what they had objected in the past and commit those same mistakes themself. One of the politicans making a election stunt had objected Sai Bhakts wish to see our Lord SHIRDI SAI BABA seated on the Golden throne as the amount of Rs.250 crores according to one dirty politician should be used for the upliftment of the poor. This statement of one politician was an election gimmic and a stunt. And now this same politician is suggesting to built or put up the world\'s biggest statue, bigger than statue of liberty costing Rs. 350 crores. Why then this politician had objected when the SAI bhakts were contributing for the Golden Throne, where as this statue of Great warrior Chhtrapati Shivaji Maharaj statue costing Rs.350 crores will be shelled out by the Government which ultimetly belongs to the poor people of Maharashta. let the Government not cheat the poor innocent people and waste the amount which could be surely used for the upliftment of the poor people. I demand a reply from the Government that, is any body bigger and greater than the Lord of the universe Sri SHIRDI SAI BABA. These are the same dirty politicans who go to SHIRDI SAI BABA to beg for their victory in the elections. It is really a shame on the part of the Government to use a huge amount of Rs.350 crores without the consent of their BOSSES the people of Maharashtra. It is certainly objectionable, as today this statue and tomorrow the other statue may be demanded for some freedom fighter by some other politician. What a shame that Bapu got us freedom from the slavery of Britishers but now the people of this country has become the slaves of the dirty babus, the Netas, the Politicians. They should hang their faces in shame for forgetting to respect their BOSSES, the citizens of this country. SAI BHAKT MANU GIDWANI
Let put that money on some thing more Constructive
Please stop this frivolous play and start spending on what counts. This statue does nothing for us compared to what this sum can be used for otherwise.
What a complete waste of the public\'s money!
- gurpreet singh,
We already have high fiscal deficits. We cannot afford this. India get ruined like America if we keep on doing such nonsense spending
There is no need of creating Statues in the ocean, this is simple wastage of Money. We have other economic issues to look in.
- Sushil Shanbhag,
I think we should do these memorials only if we have the money after we have provided to all indians. I hope that everyone understands that much. He was a great king and he would want our country to be great in all respects so that he can stand in the sea with dignity.
Please stop this wastage of money and please use it wisely.
Please give us NRIs a reason to come back as indians and not tourists!!! We appreciate this memorial but feel a need for better roads and better police force as the nessicity of the the time
Serve the poor or do the needful to make Mumbai a world class city with that money, thus make His (The greatest King Ever) immortal in each and every corner of the world. His soul will be so much pleased, rather than making a new sheltor for Birds. Our Country needs Developement (In all aspects), Not statues. Don\'t make others luagh a us.Let us live in Pride.
Wow, this is ridiculous !!! With a level of poverty like India has, for our government to even think of spending so much on something like this, makes no sense at all. It makes us all look foolish for even voting in a Government like this.
Wow, this is ridiculous !!! With a level of poverty like India has, for our government to even think of spending so much on something like this, makes no sense at all. It makes us all look foolish for even voting in a Government like this.
- Charmaine Pereira,
- Vijay Gurow,
Let\'s start building a future rather than thriving on the past.
- Arun Narang,
Priorities should be set properly...
I approve of this message whole heartedly!
- Christine Paul,
- Apurva Parikh,
Kindly updrade lives of Rural Indian and Poors first and educate them. This would also help in maintaining City clean and hygenic and will not spread diseases and epidemic. Also Infrastructure needs to improve in Mumbai City drastically along with Traffic Discipline and Road Maintenance to improve lives of Mumbaiites who are unfortunately the highest Tax payers in India with low quality of Infrastructure.
Making a statue in the sea will not serve the purpose,this is like making a mockery of India,Instead our Govt should try to solve our Internal problems like Infrastuctures,Roads, Water supply Sanitation & Hygiene, making a statue & wasting money,trying to Ape Americans will not solve our problems.In this way the Politicians are trying to fill their coffers & making INDIA bankrupt.Serve the poor with that money,I would request all INDIANS to join this campaign & make it a success,Kudos to Vishal M Dadlani for taking such a great step....I am with you.......
How about spending 350 on a cleaner environment?
- Nolita Coelho,
Very Good point raised by vishal dadlani, although i am not from Mumbai still i feel this expenditure can be saved and put into better use as mentioned above in the letter.
Mrs: Lubna Surya,
I would request all INDIANS to join this campaign & make it a success,Kudos to Vishal M Dadlani for taking such a great step....we are with you.......\"
- Rahul Sukumaran,
There are a host of other immediate needs other than the statue .... cant beleive this is even being considered
- stacy colaco,
- Amit Bakhru,
agree with Vishal completely
I strongly feel that this is a classic example of squandering money. It can be put to much better use if only we take the right initiative.
- Kanika Malhotra,
sindhi\'s should shut the fuck up. traders.
- Naila Bhatri,
Spend money where it can generate jobs.
- Joanne Fernandes,
i wholeheartedly support ur cause...
- sarah dacosta,
- Varun Nagwekar,
you fuck head, get fuck out of maharashtra. if you make stupid statements, you will be slaughtered.
Cheryl Ann Fernandes,
We should not spend money unecessarily on things like this when there are more grave causes like hunger, disaster management, safety of senior citizens, and women facing us.
Its a shame that there is money for building memories of great people who are no more but no one cares for the society and people who is still ALIVE and who needs the help and the standard to of living so that atleast we all as Indians can atleast reach the POVERTY LINE first - I\'m sure Shivaji would have done that first! 350 crores spent on statues is a proof of the ignorance of goodwill of masses and a fraud towards the people not only of the city, of the state, but of the country. I very strongly object to it.
- Sahil Malkani,
- Sushmita Mitra,
Agreed. Lot more there that calls for our concern. Let\'s build a healthy India. No disrespect to the statue, but let\'s make our country be able to see that!
One more activity can be executed even if we use 2% of the estimated 350cr which cleaning up all Shivaji forts and make them trekking spots and do some of fort conservation.
Pls think about future before you spend money on anything!!! Invest in Old-Homages, or Blind Peoples or Cancer research.
- suryank ,
I agree and offer my support.
- Denzil Lewis,
- Vandana Bhalla,
- Shazneen Acharia,
- Pritesh Shah,
I sincerely hope the \'voice is heard\'.
- Denize Alphonso,
350cr spend wisely on infrastructure will fetch you good returns in the future rather than money spend on a statue that will simply be a tourist attraction spot. Is it so difficult to choose between the two????.....
- Ritika Sinha,
EDUCATION and PROSPERITY for our people first !
- Anuja Nadkarni,
- Jalpa Vithalani,
- Zorben Zend,
could you please use that obscene amount of tax-payers money for something USEFUL? we\'re sick to death of statues that are meant for birds to shit on and not much else. thankyou, government.
- Adv Mehak G Sethi,
- Alok Shah,
Being an Indian we shuld not construct such statue in which we have to pay a big money while there are so many slum dwellers are living in the slum for them we have to think and this is a kind of poitics in which some one will earn money and so many will loose their money.
- Tejas Aivalli,
- Kainaz Motivala,
Kindly consider this and let us strengthen our belief of being citizens of a democratic country..
- Pranay Adsule,
I would like to believe that the leaders we choose have better judgement and decision making power as to where and on what they spend our money on...signing with hopes for a better future..
Let\'s see. The buildings in Bombay need repair, since some collapsed due to lack of maintenance for decades. The roads in Bombay are jam-packed, bursting with traffic. The slums in Bombay are perpetually increasing, and making the city look uglier by the day. The water that touches the Bombay beaches is dirty. The buildings are going black due to \"moisture\". Terrorists are making their way into the country, and Bombay faced the wrath of it less than a year ago. Are you seriously telling us, that you have chosen to ignore all these issues, among many more, and want to make a bloody statue, which will serve no purpose?? Can you REALLY not see better use of the money?? Let me ask you, who is bribing you to make this? Because that\'s why the government is such a shameful excuse for democracy! I cannot believe, that the money we earn by our hardwork can even be considered to be thrown away on a useless statue, especially when our country is in such a bad state! And yet, it\'s the truth! Why is it that the brains of the people running our government are so consumed and absolutely, shamefully irrational? Where is your love for this city and for this country? Where is your concern for the people and social welfare? Such lies you tell us when you want your votes. It is so shameful that we even have this situation to resist. That the brains we elected have gone numb and useless!
- Nisha K ,
With all due respect to all the emotions attached with the construction of the proposed memorial. I would like to ask our Govt, that when would we stop living in the past??? Our basic infrastructure sucks, we don\'t have no electricity, Poor are getting poorer, shortage of food, lack of education, etc, etc, etc... Do we not have enough problems on our platter already??? How can they even think of spending 350CR for such at project when the people do not have food to eat? Are we doing anything different from what we\'ve seen in UP a little while back? Pls give it a thought and do what\'s in the interest of the state and the nation. Sincerely, Gaurav Seth
well done....we all need to stand up to such atrocities
I support u Vishal as its the point of Rs.350 Crores. which is not there money its ours using this money they can do a lot make roads, help the orphan to get education, use it to get new technology in India for a lot of things which the world says we r behind in a big waste to put up money the respect should be in hearts not in statue as every other area in Mumbai is named after Shivaji & Amedkar also has its statues But how much do people respect them. I stand by ur Voice raise to use this money for a lot of other things.
- Rakesh Mani,
Arun Basil Lal,
With the cause.
- Deepa Venkatraman,
- Annie Deena John,
That\'s our money you\'re talking about, here; and Mumbaikars know when they\'re being ripped off. Shivaji\'s got plenty of statues, highways, train terminuses, several years in history textbooks to bear his name and memory; he\'s really hard to miss. We on the other hand, have to endure roads that won\'t last the monsoon, trains that rattle like death-traps through some of the most horrific real-estate in the world, where Mumbaikars, unlike the privileged undersigned, have no access to clean drinking water. 30 districts in Maharashtra are reeling under a drought, so please, humbly, respectfully, don\'t shove a statue in our face. We don\'t want it. This isn\'t the time for jingoism far more extravagant than the paltry 350 cr estimate. We\'re sure Shivaji wouldn\'t take it personally.
- Vinay Raikar,
- Richa Shukla,
- Anjali Panicker,
In addition to their sheer stupidity, the politicians in Mantralaya are probably okay with the statue because they won\'t be able to see the eyesore from their offices. We don\'t need this kind of foolishness while farmers are suffering and Bombay isn\'t protected from terrorists. Speaking of which, we could also use a little protection from whoever came up with the statue idea. What an idiot.
I cannot agree more.
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- Gitanjali Aivalli,
- Sabiha ,
taha m husain,
I thought mumbai had problems with their muncipal corporation funds and everything... but they always have funds for non-humanitarian acts and projects..
- Ketan Churi,
Why not spend that money to clean up the streets and help poor people?
All that money can definitely be used in a better manner...public bathrooms, cleaner and better roads...help the poor!
- Jehan Manekshaw,
I hope common sense prevails in this matter
Please use our money in a better way.... time and again the government has proved their stupidity
signing on hope for better future
- chinmay patil,
Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was a truly great and able King. However, today more than his statues - the farmers need food. Please understand, politicians have to bring in a cultural change
There so many things of such kind on which our government spends needless amount of money.
- Kersi R Mistry,
If Shivaji were alive today he too would be ashamed of this wasteful expenditure in his name.
STOP USING PEOPLE\'S MONEY. USE IT FOR THE WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN NEED OF IT. WHAT BENEFIT DOES THE STATUE BRING TO BOMBAY.WHEN THE ROADS ARE FILLED WITH POTHOLES, DRAINS OVERFLOWING, TRAINS OVERCROWDED, FOOD PRICES INCREASING. TAKE CARE OF THESE THINGS FIRST THEN BEAUTIFYING THE CITY WITH THESE STATUES. IN BOMBAY WE HAVE ENOUGH OF THEM AT EVERY CORNER OF THE ROAD.
Do not waste public money. The same can be used for upliftment of our state.
The Great Maratha WWarrior himself would never have wanted something at such a mammoth cost. He would have preferred to use the monies for welfare and uplifment of the poor.Pls stop this crazy spends...and stop playing politics on the names of warriors.
You are so selfish State Government!! That\'s our money!! We would not mind at all if you spend this money on farmers, drought hit cities/states... In fact we would feel grateful just by the thought that this money is going in to some useful help!
- Nitin Sharma,
State govt should think abt this that its money of people n shld be spent on people,in a way to help people n not show off. Similar step is being taken by UP CM MAYAWATI. She should also b stopped from WASTING the money of the people.
- Ankit Khandelwak,
- kajal mehta,
It is high time we the citizens raise our voices against the manner in which our representatives fritter away money collected from the citizens. There are various avenues where this huge sum of money could be gainfully utilised. Education, infrastructure, medical, handicapped citizens, senior citizens and th elist could go on. BUT NOT ON STATUES..
- Geeta Prasad Sonavane,
- Rashmi Anthony,
Without disrespecting Shivaji Maharaj whom we all respect & love, i think he himself a proude & able wouldn\'t have wanted that the people\'s money are used for making his statue & not for the proving basic needs & infrastructure to the poors. with so many concerns like draught, poverty, security, education, etc these money belong to the people of India & should be given to them in better & just way.
We need money to clean up Mumbai, construct more toilets and bathrooms for the poor. Also the issue of farmers committing suicides and crop failure is more serious than building statues. The money can be utilised for better purpose. Why don\'t the state government ministers meet people staying in slums who can give a first person account of the hardships they are facing in day to day activities and resolve them. Shivaji Maharaj was a great king and he himself lent an ear to each and every person in his kingdom no matter whether he was rich and poor. To serve people in his way shall help keep his memory alive rather than waste money on his statue.
\" We could certainly do with more schools/ colleges, providing education at no cost in Rural Area where people lacking such facility. These could all be named in memory of Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj\"
- Ashwin V V,
- Paritosh Joshi,
Kapil Viren Ahuja,
We should spend the money to help drought hit regions.
- Vaishali Vijay,
- Mubashshera Kakajiwala,
- Martina DaCosta,
There much more important things to do for our city than waste money on useless and not needed statues
I agree.. Its ridiculous to do so when there are some seriously grave issues to be addressed.
- Sonal Khanolkar,
A S Tekade,
i agree to this, if it would have been Shivaji Maharaj instead of this govt i am sure he must have made sure that all the ppl in his kingdom are living with all the basic needs and infrastructure. And in n e case considering the govt. half the money is going to be misused at diff levels in the administration. So in the name of one of the greatest kings of India for once can the Govt. think of its people like the king himself thought of and use this money for the betterment of the common man. I am sure Shivaji Maharaj up there from heaven would certainly appreciate the same. hope the govt. is reading all this. regards AST
Shivaji was a just and able king. He was all for the poor. He, as a ruler would have declined such a proposal and used the money for the betterment and uplift of the needy.
I AGREE.This 350 crores is just the beginning,God knows how many more crores will be needed when this project actually starts,forget about the completion.If they really CARE FOR SHIVAJI then follow his PRINCIPLES,PATH AND DEDICATE THIS ENTIRE SUM FOR THE WELFARE OF THE FARMERS WHO ARE THE FOUNDATION OF OUR ECONOMY.
hey vishal go for it v r der wid u i think so this shud be stop infact u can invest the money in rural areas were they need to develop not by building a shivaji statue in middle of arabian sea waste of money time n this will affect to the aquatic living things also go with it we are there wid u vishal
- Smita Roy,
- Bharati Malar Periasamy,
- Daya Shankar,
I as a tax paying citizen do not want my money to be spent on non-economic expenses. Please let\'s not do to Maharashtra what Mayawati has done to UP
Stop spending tax-payers hard earned money on such things please.
- Shashank Abhisheik,
- Sonalika Dhar,
- Almas Companywala,
- Sumeet Gupta,
- Sumit Chaturvedi,
- Smit Badai,
- Abhishek Agarwal,
- David Ferrao,
This is absolutely uncalled for !!!!
Our administration has always been real gud@naming roads n buildin statues of gr8 men,time we STOPPED dis shit n got sum quality work done4 our country. U govt folks- u think gandhi/sivaji wud care of a silly statue/ road named after em. Admit it u want2 usurp da money using there silly propositions. I mean really- u suck dude
- Robin D\'Cruz,
- Aarti Narang,
- Kamna Sharma,
- Bijal Mota,
i don\'t see any beneit from it
Mumbai does not need such statues. Instead Utilize this fund for the ppor people specialily for farmere commiting Sucide
The govt has no business to waste our hard earned money, it can certainly be put to better use
I do not think this is goin to benefit Mumbai in any way, I agree that the said funds should be used for more inportant things like civic amenities and welfare of the city and state. I think Chhatrapati Shivaji would also agree!
Use the money to improve the quality of life and to build infrastructure. We have too many memorials and statues already! How about contributing to healthcare instead?
- Naina Hiranandani,
Thanks God that someone has taken a stand against this wasteful act. I guess we all should back-up Vishal for this. Why can’t we develop a common platform to oppose all these kind of acts which are not in favour of us as common man. Next one against which we should joint hand is the new tax policy which these guys are trying to implement because it looks lucrative on the face of it, but its not in favour the middle class at all as there is no rebate on rent, home loan, etc. and all perks like petrol, medical, etc would also be taxable.
- Sharina M. ,
- chandan naresh,
- Dhatri ,
In times of the current economic crisis globally and insufficient raifall there is going to be a serious drain in the amount of grains and pulses we produce. The poor farmers who work so hard to make these necessities available to us may not even be able to survive these turbulent times. This amount needs to be utilised to address such major issues. The thought behing such intentions of misuse of public funds have to change and we as responsible citizens have to initiate this change. All the best.
- Sharon Pires,
I think we should be proud of this one as it will create great opportunities for India Mumbai & so many people who will be benefited from this plz plz plz dont creat unnecessary objection to everything.Do u stop celebrating in ur life when some one dies do u stop eating when things become costly no right then how come u need to stop improvement when just one year drought is there? plz think.As mumbaikar i feel proud about this although I know we should do some thing for drought situation but definitely to stop improving.
There are so many other areas of development, where Govt. is requiered to act. But, Unfortunately pain of the villagers affected from drought, pain of old people, pain of orphane children, pain of unemployed youth is not on the agenda of these politicians who are employed by us. This is very unfortunate. Because if they do some real welfare in the memory of Shivaji, that will not allow then to fill their own bags. We need real democracy. Well done Vishal to raise your voice, we are with you.
I strongly feel that our state leaders need to take a hard look at their value system and then get clarity over the priorities, not in sync with their individual, but that of the people who are facing the ground reality. I would be the most happy person if our so called State leaders put themselves in the shoes of a common man.....and learn to see reality from his/her perspective.
- Vinit Yadav,
- Vishalakshi Sonavane,
- Fahad Kalsekar,
please, ban all expenses done in the name of statue formation be it be UP govt or maharastra! Thanks
- Arya Mukherjee,
The huge sum of money will go a long way to help the underprivileged people of Mumbai and to improve the basic amenities.
Right said mate!!! Lets utilize it for something much worthwhile!!!
Good Going Vishal. I definitely feel that we can actually make a difference.
- Martina Louzado,
And we ask why is India not a developed nation yet!!
- sushil kumar,
- Shreya Tagra,
- Ritika Nihalani,
I wholeheartedly support this petition.
- Ishita Jain,
I am born in Mumbai and a maharashtrian as well and heartily support this campaign which is in the favour of our state and not in the favour of any individual,political party or any any such group. I respect Shivaji Maharaj as well as the sentiments behind building the statue. However,if 350 crores are invested in the right way,not all but some of our state\'s issues can be taken care of... I\'m getting goosesumps on my hand while writing this as I\'m extremely proud of this group n every single individual who is a part of it...I sincerely request our Govt. to not invest our money in something that will not turn beneficial...
I completed agree with you Vishal. I think the money can be utilized more efficiently by the Government. I completely support your action
we still have people in the remote areas earning as much rs.3 a day..instead of providing food and shelter for a better tomorrow..with due respect to Shri Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj we cant really waste our money over building a memorial.
The huge sum of money can definitely help the underprevileged and to have better amenities!!
Yes,definitiely agree on this. All those reading this please be serious on this one as the matter included appeals to all of us. Hence,it is our responsibilty to take a stance against such incorrect government decisions.
Yes,definitiely agree on this. All those reading this please be serious on this one as the matter included appeals to all of us. Hence,it is our responsibilty to take a stance against such incorrect government decisions.
hoping for a difference.....
- Gunjan Gogia,
- Aseem Mutneja,
- Prashant Uttekar,
Such wasteful expenditure suits a developed economy where the basic needs are well taken care of...not by depriving the state of its basic rights...Though I would love to see the statue of Shivaji in the middle of Arabian Sea someday and feel proud to be a Mumbaikar !
- Vineet Venugopal ,
\"Being n agriculturl country, we need 2do much much more 4 these farmers n their families.. it\'s high tym we woke up n did sumthin 4dem... it\'s tym 2take a firm stand against d unnecessarily wastage of huge amounts of our money.\"
Sabari S Kumar,
i think we need to be more logical than pompous. there are a number of better options to spend 350 crores.
Vishal i agree with your idea one hundred percent. Rs 350 crores can certainly be used in a more efficient manner
- shubhang garodia,
Dr. Roshan Bhakta,
With all due respect for Chatrapati Shvaji, his contribution to our country can never be forgotten. But don\'t we have enough memorials for him? The Govt would do well to have a section in the Museum devoted to him or even have a whole new museum with descriptions of his contribution. But there are hundreds of other much deserving causes crying out for the kind of money that will be spent for this statue. They definately need to be addressed before our(taxpayer\'s) money is spent on this venture.
- Ishwar Kanse,
- rajesh rajoo,
- Krishna Thakur,
Please do the appropriate thing here..Being the government means exactly that
- Rushna Shroff,
makes no sense what-so-ever to spend 350 CRORES on a statue, when there are wayyyyy more needful causes!
No, i dont think so it should happen as this money can be utilised in some other projects to ensure safe run of our economy...
- ananya rane,
Our true wealth is our land, our pride as a country should be our people. Creating this statue only gives out the message that we are hypocrites. I am sure even chatrapati Shivaji would disapprove to be remembered as someone who ate into an aid which could have been granted to those who are in much need of it.
It is very heartening to see such an initiative, and i sincerely hope that this does not create a problem for the group. A little bit of awareness needs to be created so that people can come out in support of this petition. And please do not promote this as a problem of Mumbaikars or Maharashtra. I say this because i support this cause, despite the fact that it\'ll not affect me directly since i live in Gujarat. So lets unite and put the message across that its a wrong usage of tax-payer money in general.
Will we ever learn?
- Anirban Pal,
wake up people , you are no better than insects today,wake up and do what ? start thinking , thats the least you can do
- Kaiwan Yezdani,
spend the money to save the one\'s dying and not one the one who\'s already dead and gone
Not much to add, really. This obscene gesture to nobody is a colossal waste of public funds.
- Purvi Shah,
Please put these funds to the benefit of the society, the statue would do no good to anyone.
- Nikhil Londhe,
- Ankit Lodha,
- Mohit Doda,
- Arshad Merchant,
TOTALLY AGAINST IT, SPEND IT THE MONEY INSTEAD ON CLEANING UP THE STREETS.
please use this money for the development then fanaticism...Restore the over all culture not the particular sect, caste or religion....
Its time to question each and every penny of the taxpayer. Till now we were mute spectators but now its about time the tax payers demand basic necessecities in life that the elected and responsible government is supposed to provide.
I do not agree with these views. Even though you may be right that money can be put to other use, which is equally important. But I think there is also a need to maintain our culture and preserve our history in what ever way we can. And if you still think that Shivaji monument is unnecessary - so is Haaj pilgirmage fund, so is lot of other things. Why not appeal to supreme court against all of that?
I think Rs. 350 crore can be used to do some good for the slums or healthcare or infrastructure or defence or development program for police but surely not for a statue
Please use the funds judiciously.
don\'t appease vote banks with nostalgic initiatives. improve their daily lives, they\'ll campaign for you too!!
- JD singh,
I just hope this initiative does make the government realize the huge mistake they are committing.
Its time we learn to invest in a bright future rather than paint expensive pictures of a rosy past!
Absolutely ridiculous plan. Not only is it a waste of money but is likely to cause more damage to the environment and seascape.
Vishal, I Completely Agree & Support Your Action.......
- Usha Banerji,
Tithiya sharma ,
We need better sewage systems, low cost housing for the urban slum dweller, upgradation of the BEST bus system, Cleaning up of sea shores of waste and pollutants, crèches for children of women labourers and more money spent on city planning. We do not need another statue or another big inauguration celebration where a self serving politician takes the stage and the credit. Please rethink.
- Alisha Coelho,
- Tanzeel Khan,
- Maninder Khurana,
- Luke Sequeira,
- Tanya Arora,
A colossal waste of resources. Fix broken things first please!
- Rahul Rao,
- Vikram Hinduja ,
We surely dont need a \'statue of liberty\' in India !!!!!
Stop polluting, just for a bunch of votes. If you want to do some constructive work. Why dont you spend money on education of poor people.
Instead of spending all that money on creating a new monument it would be much better to use that money in making the houses for the needful or even repaying the world bank back the money that we have to pay them. ALl the old monuments that are present in India like Taj Mahal also require some of the money for the repair work.
It is nothing but hypocrisy to spend 350Cr on a statue of the great king while millions people in the country are dieing from hunger, poverty and STD. Specially when the great king himself was regarded as a people\'s man and devoted his entire life in the service of his people.
Invest on future...not on history...
The money can be spent for the repair of our Monuments rather than making a new one . Preserve the old monuments before making a new one.
- Samiir Halady,
This is what every Maharastriya (All the peoples staying in maharashtra)has to think.
- Tamanna Khanna,
Apart from the colossal waste of funds, we do not need an image of war in these troubled times. Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, Jesus Christ in Rio, Taj all bring peace and harmony to the mind. We definitely do not need images of a warrior with a sword flashing through our head when we think of bombay.
\"Awful waste of money, just because we have it? the person who came up with this plan of wasting money should play strategy games and learn from them. really a public vote should be take in cases like this. STOP THIS NONSENSE!!!\"
I don\'t think Shivaji would have approved of this if he was alive.
- Shivam Mishra,
The money spent here will be equivalent to a waste, the statue will not help reduce poverty, decrease pollution, make the country greener, provide aid to the elderly or minors on the streets, make the roads pot-hole-free etc. The list of things to improve in India are endless, so why are we making more than one memorial statue? I am quite certain Shivaji himself would oppose this!
- Achint Parekh,
its better to use the money for improving the lives of better rather than having a statue..
- Arnab Chakraborty,
Every point made in the PIL is absolutely true. It will bring further damage to the already stressed ocean, not to mention the shear waste of money and effort. I cant believe that it was even proposed.
This is the most appalling wastage of taxpayer\'s funds!
- kunal parakh,
- Kanika Sood,
Its painful!! first preserve your old heritages like elephanta caves & many more. which are in really damm condition.Shame on you politicians.
- Dishpa Gala,
- Suchitra W L,
If we are truly a democratic country, the voice of the people ought to be heard. I\'m going to watch how this turns out!!
- Kshitija Rane,
- Aditya Chokhra,
There are a lot of other issues that need to be addressed in the same way..but i am glad a start has been made..they cant keep wasting our money like this..will all due respect to Shivaji..at this point of time there are far far more important issues that need to be taken care of as mentioned in the PIL..
- Maliha Sopariwala,
Enough has been spent on statues already..
- Swati Jairath,
- Harshad Salian,
Well written..Definitely there are a lot of other avenues where this money can be spent...Every morning as I jostle in the train..I keep praying that one day we will have a metro..One Bandra worli sea link is not enough to be compared to Shanghai...Guys wake up...
Let\'s invest in the future than applauding the past..
What a waste of hard earned money! 350 crores! Wow, that was some brilliantly insightful planning by whoever proposed this. I mean, this is exactly what we need right now. A Statue. Yea, that should fix things.
Its simple. as long as theres poverty in the country, we cannot afford such luxuries.
If Bombay needs an icon, build another Bandra Worli sealink.
First UP and now Maharashtra...Pl donot misuse public fund for such idiotic things...!!!
I want my money back!
Nalini Malani artist, Mumbai
I agree with this and am in full support of this. Our nation/state/city could do with many more initiatives rather than this statue.
- Arwa Attarwalla,
I do not understand the need for this statue and amount being spent on it. This is a highly irresposible use of the peoples money. My support with you!
True Vishal....How about investing some of the amount in the defence section. May be we could avoid another 26/11...
simply put, we are miles behind on the road to a developed nation and this isnt helping it.
If you wanna beautify mumbai, y dont you improve the conditions of slums out there?. Biggest slums of the world. Such kind of decisions are absolutely undemocratic
I will request everyone from my organistaion \'lets do it \' to sign it cos i feel we all are working for the same cause .....I hope we can bring in the small change by DOING IT . So guys lets do it....
Wat a waste of our money...shared this money among various kids on traffic signals.
Farmers dying, infrastructure withering, developing country, I dont see how this godforsaken statue will help any of this..and more!
I don\'t pay my taxes for this shite.
- Balaji K,
- Shireen Gandhy,
Oh yes. What a brilliant idea. A 330 crore statue in the middle of the sea. Yea, that should fix a lot of things.
We need the money for more crucial development and infrastructure.
- debasish borah,
- lokesh garg,
want do somthing big donate 100crs to frmers....
- Kunal Sidhpura,
- rohan sonawaen,
If Shivaji Raje would have been alive. He never would have allowed to built his own statue without solving the \"Praja\'s\" problem
- Hiral Desai,
This is a nice way to make a point but i really would like to know if our so called ministers are that tech savvy to even know there is such a thing called internet!!
- Keyur ,
- Jamila Patel,
I completely support Vishal.
- Romil H. Doshi,
- ryan pereira,
If Shivaji raje would have been alive, he never would have allowed to built such costly statue. For him Raja is always after Praja.
Without any disrespect to Maharaj, we would like the state government to improve the infrastructure first before spending on the statue. Build an educational institute for poor students.
If Shivaji raje would have been alive, he never would have allowed to built such costly statue. For him Raja is always after Praja.
- Rachel Pillai,
- Tushna Marolia,
- Amol G Patil,
- Dibyo Haldar,
- Neel Mukherjee,
- Chintan Shah,
- Ashwin Kamat,
I think using the funds more effectively will even make \"CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI MAHARAJ\" proud of us....He always dreamt of our state to have an equal living for all and we should work towards fulfilling that dream....His statue would definitely be a nice thing, however he is always there in our heart and we should implement his ideologies for a better Maharashtra.....Jai Bhavani...!!!
I respect & have proud feeling about Shivaji Maharaj more than any marathi or mumbaikar in Maharashtra, But I\'d rather like to see this money invested in something useful, something this city needs desperately. Jai Maharshtra! Ek Proud Marathi, Mumbaikar, Indian.
- Anil Shenoy,
- Heman Bhimani,
- Priyal Ramani,
- Diksha Sekhri,
- zohar reuben,
\"I agree with this and am in full support of this.
- Mayuresh Shirodkar,
- mariam bandukwala,
Its not necessary to pay homage by showing off in the form of huge spents of money!! Please think about it!!
we should remeber that we are humans first and then Mumbaikars and inproving lives is much more important than frivilous activities
if shivaji would be their he would prefer to work for the people rather than stand in the middle of the sea
I pay tax so that I can enjoy some benifits that the state can offer.I would not like my money to go in making a statue.We need some good roads in the finance capital of India
- Salman Khan,
lets help our farmers before we errect monuments.
- Sriram ,
- Archana Ashar,
Time the guys in the govt. learnt some economics
- Amit Kapoor,
- Amit Khombhadia,
I agree totally with the view put forward by Mr. Dadlani. We need a better Infrastructure, proper security, more than any statue of any hero.Shivaji Maharaj will remain a hero in everyones hearts not because of any statue which was built for him, but because of his deeds in protecting and caring for his people, his nation. And I think that is what our Government is supposed to do for us, the people of this country and not spend our hard earned money for any political parties personal ego building session
Prosperity is not shown by statues n monuments,its through the civilization living standards and capabilities of his,to tackle calamities, i guess!!! r we passing the test of that? ` vik
- rashi bharadwaj,
- dolly kamdar,
- Amit Rai,
Vishal, if you want help to make a short film about this subject, I can help you with this; to highlight the cause! All the best for submitting the PIL.
Bombay needs better infrastructure,more trains, gardens and schools for children and not a ecological disaster in the middle of the sea. It is a shameful waste of honest tax money and people of Bombay should have a right to voice their opinions on this. Thanks
Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is a real life hero. But what the government is doing is more of a political gimmick.
- Nandini ,
Wake-up people... what r u waiting for??
- Mahdokht Bharda,
I have lots of respect and liking for Shivaji Maharaj as many of us but I also think this huge sum should be used for the poor and underpreviledged group of our society. We can do this under Shivaji Maharaj\'s name and it will make him proud of us for sure.
Great initiative..all the best
There are tons of other, more useful ways, in which the government can use the Rs 350 crores. Some of these might actually make Mumbai a better city. Please don\'t make that statue...
I do agree with Vishal.
- Shalini Balachandran,
I am a proud Mumbaikar, but i dont think peoples money should be wasted lik this ........... insted put to use for the betterment of needy people
- sumathi s,
We have already poured money down the drain for grandiose but ill executed projects like Bandra Worli sea link. This one is even worse. It doesn\'t even have the slightest hint of public welfare to it!!!
I agree with the contention.
- Sanjay Shah,
I agreed with you
Save the people from poverty and hunger. Let them grow please for god\'s sake !
rithwick chatterjee ,
this is really a great step
If govt has such huge surplus , please i request to make the qualitiy of roads here in Mumbai better .Its a nightmare in the morning driving through and dogging around those big potholes on the highways. Also if there is such huge surplus please invest it in infrastructure and defense so that we could prevent another 26/11 from happening. thanks.
I agree and vote for the noble cause
Wake - up Guys...
- Vinod Kumtha,
- Mitali Parekh,
- Anjali Rego,
- Shruti Joshi,
- Tejas Atawane,
- Jeru Jeejeebhoy,
Let\'s get real. Use money on Alive and moving beings rather than beings. Let Shivaji be real in the heart and mind not in statues
Indian cities need basic infrastructure and spending money on statues is wasteful. I totally support Mr. Dadlani.
- Gaurav Pitale ,
instead of wasting money in building statues plz use the country\'s money to help the people. plz repair roads, install more dustbins on the roads, try to combat terrorism etc.
- Chirag Chheda,
- Samarth Sahni,
I fully endorse.
Heal the world, make it a better place
Dear Govt, Pls DO NOT do this... the state is already in debt!
- Madhumita Pyne,
- Melba D\'sa,
The transport system in Bombay could really do with those funds. The roads need repairs and as the last incident of violence in Nallasopara showed, our local trains could be way more efficient if more funds were allocated to them.
We should try to spent money on education Health and not on statues and if they are interested to do please tell ministers to pay from there pockets and not from public pocket
- Shruti Garodia,
- Ishmeet Dang,
Please utilise the funds for the welfare of the poor people. Try & make India more greener
- Tony Sebastian,
- Shruti Kedia,
A very good movement........
Please make such type statues all over mumbai. We should spents atleast 3500 crores ever year in these activities.
For a City, which is soon becoming the Laughing stock of the country thanks to its Problems of floods, drought, water shortage, Slums, Power cuts, Traffic jams, Overpopulation, Corruption....this is Ridiculous.
this is a waste of the taxpayers money. if the goverment of maharashtra is planning to increase tourism using this; I am sure its not going to work.
Keep at it Vishal. You are doing much needed activism. Best, Nakul Shenoy
I agree with vishal on this. The same money can be deployed for rural infrastructure, providing incentives to various sectors to indirectly generate employment.
- Shirley D\'Costa,
- Mayank Bhalotia,
This is Ridiculous. Mumbai is fast becoming the laughing stock of India. Floods, Drought, Terror attacks, Traffic jams, Rubbish infrastructure, Slums, Corruption, Bad roads, Water shortage, Power cuts and Political Moral Policemen ! Add another reason now for the rest of the country to laugh at us. Politicians will never learn. Its too many brownie points at Stake for them ! Ridiculous
Please use the public\'s hard earned money for providing benefit to the people; not for a stamp on the government\'s sheet of (so called) accomplishments.
Farah Raina ,
Put this money instead to better our roads and ensure upliftment of the poor. Let us not throw money down the drain, yet again!!
- Saurabh Das,
- Roshni Anand,
- Sachin Thakkar,
Try to learn soem good qualities from Raja ShivChatrapati rather than spending like a dumb-fool.
- SINCLAIR MIRANDA,
- Rukmini Datta,
there are much better ways to spend that amount of money
vinit om shivpuri,
The petition says it all.....need i say more....
- Arunesh ,
Instead use this money to improve public sanitaton & could aptly name it Shivaji Shouchalaya..!!!
Nozer J Irani,
I fully agree with the views mentioned above.
- Manisha M,
- Nosher Cama,
make better use of funds!!!!
The money Should be spent on so many other projects to help the city
Please stop such misuse of public funds.
F F PASTAKIA,
Kindly give a second SERIOUS thought. Look at Health, Education, Roads without pot-holes, water shortages, power (electricity) for the public, sanitation, food for all and most IMPORTANT - TRY TO CURB CORRUPTION. Remember AN IDEA can change everones lives.
\"Since Shivaji was considered such a great man,why do we need statues to remember him by?\"
- gitanjali dang,
- abhinav jain,
We are a country of limited means and any fund will find numerous ways to use it effectively. Please make the best & optimum use of resources available to us. Let us respect mankind and provide for the upliftment of the needy.
F F PASTAKIA,
We are not a Country flush with funds, to squander such huge sums of money, irrespective of the fact, however great the individual might be. Constructive and useful things could be done in memory of an individual - so that the the soul rests in peace and feel proud of the ancestors.
- Saurabh Kulkarni,
This is money belongs to the people, shd not be used to fulfill a political party\'s poll promise,and help them win an election.
- Pradeep Singhvi,
This is something similar to Ambedkar ji\'s statue of 30 crores in amdedkar park in Luckow. We all know that was a total waste of money...and we can\'t tolerate it any more...
- Aditi Nanda,
Money is usefull for humanbeings & not for statues.Please do something for people who are living and not for dead people or statues
- Taha Khumri,
I don\'t support this. This money is better deployed somewhere than getting stacked up in some swiss bank account.
I agree with it.
Lets build the foundation for a deficit free, prosperous state first and then probably build statues to commemorate our success.
WE SHOULD NOT GO THE AMERICAN WAY WE SHOULD HAVE OUR OWN SPECIAL HISTORY INDIA IS BEST
Please do something more worthwhile.
Just like the sealink, budgeted - 350crores, goes over budget by 150 crores - Total Cost 500crores (ACTUAL COST - barely 50-100 crores). Avoid misuse of funds & save the money for our unfortunate farmers. Take the example of USA, put this statue on your wishlist and get it as a gift from another country.
- vijay rawat,
- Manas Chauhan,
- Angela Pereira,
CA Prakash Dutta,
- sanchari chakrabarty,
At a time when a majority of our kids are without education, spending such an obscene amount on a statue is a crime.
Dear Sir, firstly lets try keeping many people alive, then think of making one or two statues.
- Gayatri Tampi,
- Jahnvi Dameron Nandan,
- Abhay Sawant,
- Matin Khan,
Farmers in Vidharba are dying and these \'vote bank greedy\' politicians are planing to build a statue?!?!
another inhuman mayabati attitude .... when\'ll INDIA get a better politician, who will really work for the people..
- Uday Nadar,
- Sulekha Rajkumar,
As a Mumbaikar i think this is a waste of money and could be utilized for the road development. This is a must in MUMBAI.
more important things to pend the money on
Jimmy Abraham Thomas,
I\'ve lived in Mumbai for 26 years and love the city. It would be morally unforgivable to spend 350 crores on this project at a time when people are starving to death. The American\'s can afford it, and much as we want to be like them, now is not the time.
- Mahesh Joshi,
I think citizens are taxed for the development of a country, so I think tax collected from us should be utilized for better Infrastructure & mainly for the Country’s defense. Our hard earned money is not for building monuments. STOP USING OUR MONEY FOR POINTLESS DEALS…
Please do better things which can b fruitful to the country but not spending on statues when the economic conditions of the country are not good. Do we need a Statue or a school/better roads/ infrastructure/jobs...??
I totally agree with the Vihal. Govt.funds should be spend on meaningful causes & people should think practically & not emotionally.
Money should be allocated constructing a mental asylum for those who thought of and approved such a harebrained idea in the first place...
- Tannaya Dey,
Mumbai needs real development not decoration...
- gary lawyer,
- dr s.s.joshi,
- Raghuram Kalletla,
So who asked you buggers to elect these idiots in the first place? PIL my foot ... no one\'s gonna look at you. Quit wasting time, guys. Its futile.
The country needs funds allocated to SO MANY other things, it would be a waste to spend it on another statue. Do we not have enough roads and bridges and statues of Shivaji already?
- Srividya Sriram,
I think that if Shivaji Maharaj were alive today He would have used these funds for the welfare of the people. So why do we not remember and learn from examples set by the great leaders and emulate them. As for the great mind that came up with this brilliant idea I feel he should be flogged in public !!!!!!!!!!
why isn\'t public money used to upgrade infrastructure in general? does this vision really need a nudge? in a country where infrastructure is a real impediment and has a lot to catch up on..its an amazement how the govt. can think about \"statues\" instead....
This is an earnest plea to government to get their priorities right.
- Kavya Reddy,
Phiroze N Kotwal,
What about hospitals ?-we could do with more funding towards the municipal hospitals for better amenities etc.
This amount would be used from the taxes we, middleclass people pay to the state, it is our hardearned money and the Shivaji statue is in no way going to help any common man. We do not need any monuments, instead build some housing for the poorer classes, like the taxi/rickshaw drivers, who practically live in their vehicles and wash their vehicles either on the beaches or with the drainage water which overflows. I have seen this at Bandra east over the Mithi River. In this way we could have taxi/rickshaw pools at different locations and not see them parked by roadsides or under the bridges. They would have a decent living and not fidle with their meters to make a living. Monuments do not make the city/state, it is the people who make the city/state. Even Shivaji himself would be happy to see his people living a decent life.
- Vinay Shukla,
\"We don\'t have bread, please don\'t tell us to go eat cake\"
I fully endorse above views, spend the money on drought effected people
- P Verma,
- Rakshita Swami,
I completely agree with your views Mr. Dadlani, the only concern I have is that the 350 crore we save will end up in some politicians pocket.
- Rahul Datta,
- prashant n,
Rishiddh A. Jhaveri,
I think this project is not at all a good idea, both economically and ecologically. Lets not forget that the ocean is a great reserve of biodiversity and a small disturbance can cause a lot of loss of ecology.
No responsible citizen of India and a Maharashtrian will accept such an irresponsible expenditure especially during these days of draught when the Govt. of Maharashtra has asked for Rs. 15,000 crores to alleviate the plight of the draught hit. If this exercise goes through, I am sure every Maharashtrian will hang his head in shame .
i guess this amount should be used for something better and for some development of mumbai . makes no sense in spending on a statue , rather build some schools or health care centre\'s and take the credit .
- Georgie Thomas,
I totally agree with Mr. Vishal Dadlani. Funds should be used for betterment of poor people and development of good infrastructure. We can decorate the city afterwords.
- neeta bajaj,
- Ravina Daniels,
- Divya Jain,
thats a wonderful move.. from day 1 i am against this statue though i am a hardcore marathi gal .. and with all due respect for great warrior.. Still thats a sheer waste of public wealth.. A lot of lives of farmers in Maharashtra can be saved with this wealth.
This is the last nail in the coffin...A lot of things can be done with Rs. 350 Crs.
- Niraj Shah,
- Rachel Peters,
Govt can do a lot good from these money rather than making a shivaji statue. Rather help the poor people. Govt can make some organization which will help poor in the name of shivaji rather than making a statue which will do no ggod for state.
SATISH KR. PAANCHAL,
u r right
- Ritu Budhiraja,
Use the same money where one person will benefit from the same
- shemina ,
Rajan g Kulkarni,
We can do a lot of good work with that 350 crores Mumbai needs that kind of Money.
This is abnoxious! Please...dont let this this happen.
Dont promise just work
- janny shah,
- Vilma Mathias,
- Ravi Kumar,
- Sucheta Roy,
- Meera Devidayal,
- Shriharsh Tendulkar,
- Anwar Kasi,
pleazzzz for gods sake make better use of the money.....
- Fiona Rozario,
- Shernaz Lawyer,
That money can be put to much better use.
Use the money in some other purpose. Spending such an abnormal amount for this thing is barbaric!
Not sure that this is true:), but thanks for a post. Have a nice day
plz donot spend on unnecessary statues, there are importatnt issues to be addressed to
- Yashodhara Robin,
- di cooper,
- bhavna fatnani,
- Reena Kapoor,
- neha sabnis,
completely agree with everything vishal has mentioned. 350 cr can really do a lot of good if properly allocated
- Shelina Kukar,
Poonam R. Ethape ,
I\'ve all the respect for the great and divine personality.But I think its a sheer waste of a money which can be put to far better use.
Infrastructural development should better be our first priority. Even though it can be argued that statue is likely to generate revenue through tourism, first rejuvenate Shivaji Raje\'s forts, and other tourists attractions in Maharashtra. Please don\'t create a political issue out of this, and please do what is right!
- Shweta Sharma,
do we really need a \"statue\"? im sure we respect his memory just as well without it. do whats right, do whats in the interest of the citizens. thanks.
WE NEED TO STOP THIS
350 crore can b used for better developments than a statue ina middle of ocean.. there r so many Poor to be fed in thsi country
If we must honour people from the past, then let\'s put their names to projects that may secure a better future.
go ahead and do it if the wise men holding the states reigns think that they have no poor left and the state is prospering, the state has the fulfilled all the promises they made to make mumbai a better place to live. but unfortunately we still have the worst roads and the biggest slums !!
- Suvadip ,
this is waste of money
Spend on infrastructure ..why waste so much money
300 crore is not a joke and can be well utilised for more constructive work.....the govt. should rather that wasting money should take cautionary steps for the betterment of the poor,poverty struck kids who are ending life for no reasons...please this petition is for the betterment and not just to show off as to what we think,if we think we can work also......
- Shirin Kothari,
Well said! There are better ways to pay respect to Chhatrapati Shivaji (ways that he actually will be proud of) than build a statue!
It is futile to have this petition exercise undertaken. The senseless zealots who have thought of such wasteful expenditure will resort to violence if this statue is not put up.
There is already a statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji on gateway of INDIA, Rs.350 crore can be utilized in better way other than this......
yeah!!! what he said
- Disha Arora,
I hope this puts some sense in them.
Do not waste public money
you monkey fuck, go fuck your mom
I wholly support this petition
- farah badhwar,
There is no point in building such an expensive memoriable for a king. For people like Gandhi and Bose, it is purely understandable. Instead, use the 350 crores to help the poor people of India. Image how it would change their lives. The maharaj is dead. He woudn\'t care if a memorial was built after him or not. India, this is the reason why we are still considered a third world country.
I think Shivaji was a great King. We respect & hail his valure and strength. We already have the memorial on Raigadh and at Gateway of India. I think instead of spending on that, it should be spent on Raigadh which is in a bad state and lay some water lines to the villages which have scarcity of water. Atleaset some houses will have water not all of them in Maharashtra.
- Rachelle Rego,
No doubt that Shivaji was a GREAT KING but instead of spending so much amount on the Statue in the Ocean do not make any Sense.It may be then used for POLITICAL PURPOSES & mis use may be done of the same.
The need of the hour is providing drinking water for all, education for the poor, good health care for the poor & better infrastructure among other things. The Govt. of Maharashtra, if I remember correctly, was on the verge of bankruptcy, so where will this money come from & if it is available then it should be put to better use than building a Statue. I think that Chatrapati Shivaji was undoubtedly one of the Greatest Freedom Fighters, rulers & Warriors & this wasteful expenditure would be an insult to his memory, given the need of the hour.
We must ensure that sense will prevail and preempt this gross waste of public money.
- Aankita Malik,
- Devika Mahadevan,
- Krithica Ramachandran,
- Sanjay Hazare,
- Burjis M,
great leaders like Chatrapati Shivaji leave behind the hope for good govt. their legacy must be efficency and wise administration by successive govts and not decorative gestures. this money is crucial to our country and must be used for its people.
I wish the government would act sensible and sensitive towards the basic needs of the people. A strong economy of the nation is recognized only by the living status of the people viz,proper education, good standard of living,a good standard to health care and welfare of the people. These are the real assets of the nation.If the people in power work towards these goals,India would now now the Major power in the world. We have talents, we have resources. Let us utilize the money for the right cause. Shivaji was a person who cared for the people welfare.Don\'t let his wish go to waste in the waters.
- sharad patwardhan,
No to Statue.
- Aditi Ghosh,
We need to re-order our priorities to ensure that public money is spent to further the cause of the am admi. Surely this would be a better memorial to the great king!
- Madhura Marathe,
Yes, Shivaji was and is a king who will be looked up to but.. 350 crores for development OR 350 crores for a statue?? plz .. common sense is all v r askin for.
Its a shear waste of money, and for those who really feel something about Shivaji Maharaj, please think what he would have done with this money. build a statue or make life of his people better?
It makes me feel so sad that our politicians are so self-involved and uneducated to say the least. They lack common sense. Spend the crores of rupees on making our city better, make it cleaner, safer, and worth being called one of the best cities in the world. Fix the roads, solve traffic problems, erradicate poverty, improve the conditions in the city to avoid floods, make education a priority. This statue is not going to make a damn difference - its going to take over 20 years to build..Finish the Bandra Worli Sea Face at least! If this statue is built - we will see a whole new wave of environmental dilemas..Please don\'t build this ridiculous monument...Wait for someone to \"gift\" it to us..
We can not let this happen. Vishal, we support you all the way!
- Vera Mahajan,
What a monumental waste of money! Build public utilities, schools, hospitals, anything to help improve people\'s lives. Not statues for God\'s sake! Give us a break!!
I agree with the sentimens in the PIL & would like to support the same.
R. K. Modi,
Starving people in the state, no water, electricity, housing, road conditions apalling and I can go on and on. my taxes are not being channeled in the proper direction and corruption has had become more rampant. I want my taxes to go to these mentioned areas AND NOT BUILD A STATUE in the middle of the sea at this horrendous price.
Dr Yasmeen Lukmani,
I couldn\'t agree with you more
- archana hande,
Where does one begin...?!?
guys, we dont need a statue, we need a proper education system, a proper administration..lets work towards developing it!!!!
- Tushar Kilachand,
What an unbelievable waste of public wealth! The Government\'s sheer disregard for the Indian taxpayer\'s money, and the extravaganza it is used for bears shameful testimony to this disregard..
this is an outrage. enough of the political posturing just before elections and enough of wasting precious tax money....education, health care, better roads, lower taxes....how come we never hear about any of these? I am completely against this and any other memorial especially of these magnitude. Its just a way for the civil servants and ministers to make a tidy retirement nest egg and then some. I for one will not stand for it.
I\'ve got only three words for the ones who are supporting this ridiculous and unnecessary statue...FUCK YOU ALL.!!!
Sincerely hope this one achieves whats its supposed to!
- Maimuna Motafram,
we are always with you in a noble cause which helps our nation heading towards prosperity rather than fake show-off. Jai Hind.
- Kripa P,
One feels sad to see the name of a historical figure being used by today\'s politicians for nothing other than trying to distract people from the government\'s failure to solve real issues.
I fully endorse Vishal\'s views. This money could be well spent on aiding the farmers.
- Dean Gomes,
- Xianne Alves,
There is not an occassion we don\'t feel proud of THE CHHATRAPATI and what he stood for in his life. He is in our thoughts always, statue is not required. Let this money be used for a better purpose that will contribute to build a better, humane, just and powerful India ideals the Chattrapati himself stood for.
- Danesh Narang,
Lets stop this nonsense of catering to the vote banks..lets put food and basic amenities first!
- Dhvani Solani,
- sushma joseph,
Mr.JRD Tata, who gave us the airline facility without which Mumbaikars today would find it so difficult to be Mumbaikars,is perhaps more deserving of a statue, had we the funds, than Shivaji, who though great, has a great number of statues in Mumbai.
i agree with the points mentioned in this post
Besides the obvious mentioned in the above petition for not spending this ridiculous amount on such a project, if this is built the natural beauty of marine lines will be completely ruined!!
- Rahul Mehta,
- KALPESH SHETH,
Well!A drop in the ocean,perhaps-my signature!!! Hope it helps.The truth stares in our faces stark naked and yet the \'selfish giants\' choose to ignore it.
- Saira H. Sikand,
This is being built in remembrance of Shivaji Maharaj, so that people remember him and his great works rite? In that case how about spending the money instead on specialized training for the Mumbai police force,giving them the best and latest weapons. Also providing these people who protect us with their lives, the latest protection for themselves eg:modern body armor,communications,etc. And as for the part of remembrance? well name these large number of highly trained units \"Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Sainiks\",(CSMS),hows that?? and let them keep patrolling all over the city for protection.Seeing them people will see and remember Shivaji Maharaj and remember the values the king stood for!! Hows that? that i am sure will be perfectly fine with the masses. And for those who just believe that this should not happen,well the politicians dont care what u think apparently. So instead of wasting the money on a statue, use the name and money for a better purpose. ppl not liking the name CSMS can call it \"Counter Strike Military Squad\"!! for all i care , Just put these funds to good use.Thank you.
- Neha Kagal,
- Bina Sarkar Ellias,
How many kilometres of road can be conretised? How many new school buildings can be built? How many slum dwellers can be rehabilitated? Just think how much Rs.350 crore can do...
- Nilima Kalambi,
- Abrar S. Penwalla,
Joeanna Rebello Fernandes,
Vote politics notwithstanding, the ordinary Mumbaikar these politicians hope to appease through sentimental theatrics, would rather have steady electricity, water and public transport, and affordable produce, instead of a chimerical symbol of pride.
We already have enough number of landmarks named after the Chatrapati. How many more do we want ?? Let alone build another one . I don\'t think The chatrapati would be too pleased with this hypocrisy ...sycophancy.
- Aviral Tiwari,
- Sahal Merchant,
Please do not waste tax payers hard earned money on such things.
- Irshad Tyabji,
- Pranay Mehta,
- gopal krishnan,
We do not need a statue to remember Shivaji....selfish people
We really dont need a statue like this...we\'ve had enough places dedicated to Shivaji...do we want another? spending the public funds for something like this is totally uncalled for..
- Rupa Dutta,
- ZAHRA LATIF,
- AMOGH ,
- shazaan sharma,
- naresh sharma,
save the farmers...please
Maya and Chavan duet- Statues on land and statues in the sea nation be damned Its all about ME!
- Ravi Parekh,
- Salima Tyabji,
Shivaji\'s First priority was security to his people. Thats why he build so many forts. These politicians should learn something from him. Maybe if they listen to us, our children will built their statues in respect.
Historians may be asked to confirm whether this great Maharashtrian ruler ever set foot in Mumbai, let alone stayed there. The premier city of a great nation cannot belong only to one community or one hero. We belittle the entire Maharashtrian community if we can find only ONE great man among them.
- Neville Bhandara,
I\'d rather not have a huge statue of anyone (me included) plonked in the middle of sea, not to mention the waste of money, it would totally spoil the view from the promenade. Building statues is not some shortcut to development, but for some reasons our politicians, *cough* Mayawati *cough* think otherwise.
- arvind rathi,
\" Ens. Covey: [translating for Cinque to John Quincy Adams] I will call to the past, far back to the beginning of time, and beg them to come and help me at the judgment. I will reach back and draw them into me, and they must come, for at this moment, I am the whole reason they have existed at all. \" Amistad \"Shivaji Maharaj espoused the ideology of Hindavi Swarajya (Self rule of the natives).....with his friends and soldiers to directly challenge... Shivaji Maharaj succeeded in establishing control of a well defended segment of the present state of Maharastra in western India, during his lifetime \" Wikipedia \"Today I learned a good lesson. The poverty of the poor must be so hard for them. While looking for a home I walked and walked till my arms and legs ached. I thought how much they must ache in body and soul, looking for a home, food and health. \" Mother Theresa
- Divya Desa,
I fully support the pettition
Dr. Disha Sharma,
haven\'t we already disturbed our ocean ecology building the Bandra-Worli Link? But at least it has had a positive impact on the lives of average Bombaywallas. How is the statue doing anyone any good; the people or our ocean?!?! Who are these peole who come up with such ridiculous ideas in the first place?!? It would be a SHAME if this project was actually undertaken.
- Siddharth Idgunji,
- Gita Shenoy,
- susmita paria,
I completely agree with this petition. Thanks for taking the initiative to stand up against such wanton waste of funds.
- Arjun Shenoy,
- Kiran Seth,
- Deepshikha Deb Roy,
I am a Mumbaikar, and I stand by this petition. While it makes me proud of Shivaji, there are many more ways of showing respect. This money can be very well used in development of Mumbai, we do not have to ape NYC.
- SCHEREZAAD Y. PANTHAKI,
- A S Karanth,
- Kyra Irani,
we have enough statues on land we dont need one in the sea.we need someone like you to stand up against the wrongs that our politicians are doing.thanks for taking the initiative.i absolutely agree with this petition
I stand by this petition. While it makes me proud of Shivaji, there are many more ways of showing respect. This money can be very well used in development of Mumbai, we do not have to ape NYC.\"
Very good decision of the Court of Law. There is absolutely no reason for investing such a huge amount in a project which will not yield not a single Rupee to the nation.
I\'m very happy that you have taken on this cause, as I do feel strongly that our hard earned tax payer\'s money should be used to deal with more urgent problems that our beautiful city is faced with over and over again.
- amol pandit,
- shreekar basrur,
350 crores for a statue.. hmmm, how about 350 crores for a Public hospital.
- Neha ,
- Shirin Patel,
350 crores ka bring a huge change in our beloved Mumbai city.I totally agree with every single word of the above petition. ==================Jai Bhavani================== ==================Jai Shivaji================== ===============Jai Maharashtara================
hats off to the one who took the initiative to start this. yes, use all the money for hospitals, floods, drought, sewage,garbage,farmers, build silos ,agriculture ,produce,people cant eat steel.build roads, schools,educate the poor,give them jobs in their own villages,n make them self sufficient,look after senior citizens, protect the people, against terrorism,thefts,murders, etc etc ,there\'s tons to do instead of throwing all the hard earned money into the sea.help one another............
i agree wit whts written in the petition the money cn be put to better use wereas da goverment shld try to highlight the noble qualities of the great maratha king by educating the youth abt it instead.
- arup basu,
shivaji is long gone i\'m sure he did\'nt want to be a statue where pigeons and crows shit. He was a true warrior and we are his descendants. So beware cos we will fight for our rights. That is our tax paid money and we will decide how you to utilise it. The govt who are our paid employees have no rights for frivolous acts.
vinod k. pathak,
KARNA HAI TO KUCH AISA KARO VEER SHIVAJI KI SHAN MEIN KHUSH HON JISASE LOG YAHAN AUR WO MUSKARAYEN AASAMAN MEIN BEGHAR KO GHAR MILE ,KISANO KA GUJAR CHALE KHARCH KAREN SURAKSHA MEIN AGAR, TO BE KHAUF YE SHAHAR CHALE, NA 26/11 HO FIR KABHI , KUCH AISA INTJAM HO JANTA KE ES PAISE SE ,,JANTA KI BHALAI KA KAAM HO,,,
Please use the amount of 350 crore to achieve economic & technological superpower status even sooner, instead of spending it on a statue. Jai Hind!
- Kaizad Chinoy,
- Deepika Sorabjee,
- abhishek singh,
- Roshan Panjwani,
- Mitesh Achtani,
Don Antonio DeMello,
Spending hard earned taxpayers money on something that doesn\'t benefit anyone, is a grave crime against our democracy, especially when we require more effecient use of funds to improve infrastructure, security and a draught stricken state.
Clean the city and it\'s filthy polititians.
- preet arjun singh,
350 crores can be spent on educating the poor, hospitals, roads, power, anything to better Mumbai.Please do not let our hard earned money to be used on a statue in a park, spoiling the ecology of the sea in mumbai.
- Anand Mahajan,
- Dina Engineer,
- Meher Davis,
- usha bhandarkar,
- GULRUKH BALA,
I absolutely agree with this petition. Rs 350 crores for a status quo - why for god sake politicans ignore their regional real and urgent problems???
Please use this money to employ 1000 judges and speed up the pending court cases.
- Fatema Jaliwala,
- manisha basu,
I agree.Mumbai has more pressing problems to be solved. I agree. Mumbai has too many pressing problems that need solving. Keep up the good work Vishal.
Help the People, the Ruler of the People will definitely find peace when his people are happy.
It would only be a HUGE symbol of corruption .... of many kinds !! UGH !!
This plan is too ridiculous to even comment on. They have named the airport and the railway station after the man. Let them rename Bombay itself into Shivajinagar or something and finish matters once and for all !!!
- Homi Rabadi,
I\'m relieved that I\'m not alone in hoping that the funds earmarked for this project will be re=directed to more pressing needs. Every one in this city deserves a better life. I\'m certain Shivaji would agree.
- Kevin Ambosta,
- Sakshi Kumar,
JEROO NAVAL PANDOLE,
THIS IS A TOTAL UNWARRANTED WASTE OF OUR MONEY. PEOPLE ARE STARVING AND DYING IN OUR COUNTRY AND IT A SHAME THAT OUR POWERS THAT BE CANNOT SEE BEYOND THEIR OWN IMPORTANCE. THIS OBSESSION WITH SHIVAJI HAS TO BE CURTAILED AND STOPPED AND THE MONEY EAR-MARKED FOR THIS SHOULD BE SPENT ON EDUCATION AND FOOD FOR THE POOR AND NEEDY. JUST GO TO B.P.T. ROAD AND SEE THE SQUALOR IN WHICH OUR PEOPLE ARE LIVING IN AND THINK HOW THAT MONEY CAN BE USED TO UPLIFT THEIR MISERY. BUT I HAVE NO HOPE FOR THIS HAPPENING. OUR BABOOS ARE A SHAMELESS, SELFISH LOT WITHOUT ANY COMMON SENSE OR DECENCY. BAL THAKERAY AND HIS ILK ARE GOONDAS AND SELF SERVING.
- Uma L,
David de Souza,
pressing issues like slum rehab, rain water harvesting, and prevention of flooding, public health, public transport need to be done first and a moratorium on all statues.
- Evaristo Mendis,
- Atul Kumar,
- asit desai,
Make Bombay safe. Our money on statues!!!!!!!!!!!. GOD SAVE OUR BOMBAY>
- Micky Sukhwani,
wake up !
THE STATUE OF LIBERTY IS BUILT TO EXALT THE VIRTUES OF JUSTICE AND EQUALITY. THE SHIVAJI STATUE STANDS FOR GREED, CORRUPTION AND TOTAL AMORALITY OF OUR POLITICIANS. THERE IS NO COMPARISON. EVEN THE IDEA IS AN EYESORE. THIS A BANKRUPT STATE- BANKRUPT FINANCIALLY, MORALLY AND ETHICALLY. JAI MAHA- RASHTRA!!!
- Bilpodiwala Homai,
- sunil sharma,
- Manfred Phillips,
I support this cause. But my only question is, if not the statue will the money go to the needy or it will still be wasted on other things!!! I luv mumbai nd I would do anything to make it look beautiful, but there has to be a weekly account on how the money is being used by the government, so we exactly knw where our hard earned money is going nd how!!
I fully agree that this would be a monumental waste of tax payers money
- dr.smriti mhatre,
- navin shah,
PLEASE STOP IT.....Its a RIDICULOUS COST....With you completely...
S V M Tripathi,
I lend my support to this protest. Nut if one really wants to see the grotesque scale of statue building mania one must come to Uttar Pradesh or, better still, Lucknow!
Go Baby. Let us get together for preventing more of these gross wastage of PUBLIC MONEY !!!!!
lets spend this money on cleaning the mithi river or garbage maintenance instead
- G Chainani,
Shivaji was a great son of India.But this is no way to remember him.This is waste of public money which has many more pressing claims for its use.Chatrapati himself would have frowned on such use of public funds.
when we elect our representatives they should decide what is best for us and not for their own name and Family.
A colossal waste of taxpayers money. Who has the conscience to spend on this when the state is in financial distress with so many farmers committing suicide, and the roads badly in need of attendion? Clean up our streets , build more schools, Give the poor free medical treatment. there are lots of noble ways to spend hard earned taxpayers money !
I am with you.what a waste of Taxpayers hard earned money
- Meenal majumder,
- Deepak Jaitly,
V N DESHMUKH,
This is a cheap gimmick for votes.There would be repeat 26/11s.Intelligence gathering and strengthning security needs priority over this wasteful project.
- Namit Gvalani,
- Ekta Pardasani,
- anita mirchandani,
Mumbai cannot afford any more monuments.
It is definitely neither rational, nor practical, nor a viable plan. We can only pray that Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj somehow inculcates some sense in these politicians\' brains(?). Jai Bhavani !! Jai Shivaji !!
- rahul patel,
I can think of several ways to utilise Rs 350 crores ++ for the betterment of our city and our State. Why try to be Manhattan when we really can\'t afford the expense. Maybe after 20 years, that is, if the State is solvent at that point !
- Sudhir Jatar,
Jai D Wadia ,
Completely agree. Public money definitely needs to be spent on pressing needs for the larger benefit of society especially the underprivileged - in terms of improving education, health services, preventing malnourishment etc. We also need to improve the infrastructure and road conditions in Mumbai. Besides the cost of construction the statue being in the middle of the ocean will also require recurring maintenance - public money needs to be spent more wisely!
- archana mariwala,
- amitava mukherjee,
At this point of time Mumbai, needs any money available to it to be spent on basic infrastructure - roads,health & hospitals, schools, housing etc. and certainly not a statue in the sea. Additionally in a city of limited space and vistas, why would we want to spoil the fabulous view of the Arabian Sea and add to the desecration of the environment and the heavy pollution that we already live with?
- leah umrigar zorabian,
- vera umrigar,
- Bomi S. Billimoria,
i agree, it\'s time to stop this psychophancy! all streets do not have to be renamed...all bridges, sea links, monuments cannot be dedicated to one person... footpaths cannot be taken over by statues, what a waste! we have to get them to be accountable to us for the money they spend in the name of \"PUBLIC WANTS\"! the cops on pochkhanawala road have taken over a footpath for their \'shraddhanjali\' to the 26/11 police victims....its ridiculous! come on mumbai...reclaim open land for our sanity...for the survival of this city, we all know we are living on a bomb waiting to explode...and all because of corrupt politicians and businessman who fill these politicians pockets. what system can we devise to stop corruption? this mornings paper has william bissel suggesting a cashless society! And just how do we get these politicians to stop BRINGING more people into this city, just for their votes? 54 % of the population in mumbai lives in the shanties on account of this!!!! disgusting....something has to be done. mumbai is still under siege...from our OWN people! maybe the SHIV SENA and MNS can try and persuade the politician instead of targeting the hapless non mumbai resident.... there are, educated,highly respected, responsible, thoroughly accomplished in their field of work, selfless citizens of our city who can be consulted for schemes, infrastrucutre inputs, expenditure made towards this metropolis....we want accounts to be monitored and published to see where and why this money is being spent...( there is such colossal waste, trees planted as dividers, then uprooted, paving done, next month thats undone...roads never completed....bad design, unsafe construction, garbage dumping,public space enchroached upon,drainage, water.... the list is long, very long .... so pathethic...) there is so much to be done to make this city livable again. there must be a way!
- Tanu Balaporia,
Instead of installing statues why we are refraining from following their principles. We require atleast 10 YSR Reddy\'s for improving Maharashtra.
Lets vote and be voted! Kick these buggers out of our lives. VOTE this time!
our starving farmers,malnourished children,government hospitals and education are some of the areas that could do with this money.350crores on one statue or money spent well where it can make a huge difference to the people of our state!
Such spending should not be left to be decided by the Legislators; they should do their jobs of passing laws and enabling policies, that let administrators take decisions. The administrators should seek referendums from the city to take on such irreversible projects. This is city, state or national wealth being squandered into projects which generate no returns or value to the tax payers or those below the BPL levels in the country.
Dr. Zerxis Umrigar,
The estimate of this wastefull indulgence is likely to escalate 2-3 times if past records are anything to go by
They are %^&*(# !!
- Usha Bhende,
The statue in the sea would damage the environment, and also be a violation of the CRZ Rules.
- Devika Hastak,
such a statue itself is disrespect for shivaji\'s own vision and policy where exorbitant expenditure was forbidden....
- ROHIT JERAJANI,
- Ranjit Barot,
The idea is the worst imitation of the \'Statue of Liberty\' to the \'Statue from Poverty\'. Going by the Statue trend Maharashtra may soon turn into \"Maya\"rashtra. Mr. Thackery ---- Are you listening?????
- AKASH MEHTA,
We all are together !!! Thanks a lot for such an action...
Rather spend the money on upgrading Mumbai\'s infrastructure and providing basic amenities to all its population.
- Arpit Rai,
The city needs footpaths for pedestrians to walk!!@#!@# Not statues!
spend the money fixing roads in mumbai
It is important that this petition should be based on violation of rules, else the court may well take the stand (as it has in U.P re the Mayawati statues) that the judiciary should not interfere with due legislative processes. In this case ultimately the politicians responsible for this blatant waste of public money should pay an electoral price.
- ritu nanda,
When this statue was announced, I took pride in it as a Maharashtrian.But after hearing how can this money be better used in helping our Farmer\'s, I support this petition..Shivaji Maharaj must have definitely wanted to develop the farmers before thinking of glorifying himself as A Statue.!!
They should instead use those funds to develop all the green spaces in this congested city
- Saurabh Manchanda,
- rithika kumar,
- S Urala,
- Jean Wadia,
- Homi A. Katgara,
Yes ! i do agree with the Topic. its a waste of money. but i do respect Shivaji Raje. See the MUMBAI ROADS! Shivaji Raje gonna ride on these dumpy roads, of course not, even we dont want to. Everyone should know & confess here that the reason TRAFFIC [ 90% ] is due to BAD road. i want to Become the PART OF ROAD MONITORING COMMITEE if there is any or if we can Start one. i am rady to SPOT the POT with my camera & mobile internet.
- Manish Ahuja,
- Deepak Asher,
- Mansi Asher,
We do not need a statue in the Sea for sure. There are much greater needs for our city and money should be used for genuine causes. These politicians should be taught a lesson by not allowing this horrendous plan to go through.
- Anindita Chatterjee,
Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj & todays taxpayers would have preferred to have this money spent on farmers who are committing suicide because of indebtedness, war widows & orphans & a million other noble deeds, not on politicians who want to enlarge their pockets thru corrupt memorial building schemes.
- Urmila Guin,
- Ashwini Narayanan,
The Statue of Liberty was a GIFT to USA - they did not construct it. Already our airport is named after Shivaji. So is our main train station CST. I doubt whther JRD Tata would have liked an erection of himself in the sea !
- Malini Thadani,
Public Money should be wisely spent for maximum public benefit which will percolate down to the poorest of the poor, and not for some elitist grandiose schemes which will hundred percent cause an environmental and ecological disaster of such magnituted that Mumbai has never seen. Utilise such funds for afforestation, public parks, power, water supply, effective drainage, housing, creating literacy, and preventative health care naturopathy centres, improving sanitation, providing public toilets, improving facilities of municipal schools, and a hundred other worthwhile causes.
- P J Treasuryvala,
It\'s not just statues but there should be severe austerity measures in bith the government and private domain to stop wasteful expenditure not just at the time of elections either.
- Swaroop Urala,
- jehan Bhujwala,
Please direct the state govt to use Rs.350 crore to help the poor farmers
- DVR Rao,
- Mrs Anupam Munsiff,
1st we should look for better road.we need that statue also but not at this time.
Right on, Mr. Dadlani.
Today you want a statue of Shivaji, after another coupla centuries people might want statues of Thackerays.. Nip in it the bud, I say.
- ashmita gulati,
I endorse the points raised in Vishal\'s note. Mumbai has so many pressing requirements from security to infrastructure, surely the 350 crores can be put to better use for its people today.
- Kiran Rao,
Roda D Hakim,
My letter against this very thoughtless wastage of funds was published in Indian Express of August 12th, this is after all only a election gimmick, at our expanse wont the intelligent Bombakers see thorough this ? Sincerely hope this is not allowed we wish this PIL meets with success
The state government should make better use of the money.. No offence to Shivaji\'s memory.
Im with you mate. Full steam ahead.
- Siddharth Ranjan,
- Mangala Bhandarkar,
wasnt naming the aiport in his name enough ? will they change the name of mumbai to chatrapati nagar ?
- Adeeba Kazi,
- Arun Raghavan,
Money should be used for education and clean water for everyone and not for some odd statue!
there\'s so much space in entire mumbai, why in the sea whr over the years the water will damage it and they\'ll spend more on the redo and maintenance...
Vivek Kumar Duggal,
Use the 350 crore for maharashtra - schools, better public infrastructure, security apparatus...Shivaji himself would be disgusted to see this kind of waste...
Instead of spending huge amounts on statues tell our politicians take some good qualities & do atleast one noble noted deed like the Great Shivaji Maharaj!
I think it is such a waste of public money, and also ecologically detrimental to the ocean
- shilpa dedhia,
- Delna Patel,
- piyush dedhia,
- H S Vakil,
- ONKAR M. TENDULKAR,
It is said, \"When God wants to punish a people, He first emasculates them and then gives them unthinking leaders.\"
- Nivedita Raut,
- subhashini ali,
- Anahite Contractor,
It is not just the cost. Our administrators have already made a mess of Worli Sea Face with their poor planning of the Sea Link. Should we allow them to mess with our beautiful Marine Drive now? And What about the contravention of the CRZ regulations?
- Ayesha Taleyarkhan,
- Dina Wadia,
Spot on stop required on such expenses. Due honor and recognition is in place for the righteous, however part of the amt cud be well spent on development, cleaning, beautification, infra-structure which will add more sense to the existence of Mumbai city. The rest could be used to assist the farming community to increase production and ease their burden.
C G Kharadi,
Is the city going to get any extra revenue because of the statue like the statue of liberty?
- manjeet kripalani,
- Madhav G Bhanoo,
utter waste of taxpayer\'s money. could be put to much better use.
Any good cause will always be supported VIshal!! We are right behind u on this one !
- Priya Pai,
- Gautam Salhotra,
- S Mistry,
- pervin s modi,
- Rohit Amin,
Gaurang D. Pandya,
we r there to support you vishal keep it up !!
350 Crores is a huge chunk of money, india has many illiterate and unprivilaged people, use it there
- Gool Jambuserwala,
I completely concur with this plea from the concerned citizens of Mumbai. Such callous expenditure of the State exchequer is absolutely unforgivable in the light of the plight of the citizens, whose money it is in the first place!!
keep up the good job n if possible publish this in the newspaper so that more people become aware of it.
Shivaji Maharaj himself would have utilized the funds for the betterment of his citizens than spend it on self propaganda a\'la Maya...i.
- Sheikh Aman Alam,
- Asha Sahni,
What a collosal waste in these times.And a statue of a great Son of India who is so much in our hearts. that it is demeaning to think one needs to make a statue for us to remember him.
It looks like: \"Land space for builders and Sea space for our Netas\". First make money in Statue, then get votes and then leave it for crows and eagles and later make money in renovation .. then ...
- upasna kakroo,
Truly, this is a wasteful expenditure. There are a hundred other vital important things that this money can be spent on which will benefit mankind.
- Shefali Malhoutra,
Miss Ethel A. D\'Souza,
I don\'t believe that Shivaji himself would have approved of such wasteful expenditure. He did not have such a big ego.
- Simeen Oshidar,
- prashant chauhan,
Do not waste money on dead statues, save poor lives,eliminate hunger and poverty
- anjala singh,
Can there be anything more cruel to the poor than this? Instead of providing them succour we provide them a statue!
In the name of Shivaji,since he is so important to some Maharastrians,build some apartments,schools,playgrounds for the underprivileged.What will a statue do for the common man ????
- Jabeen Merchant,
- saiesha mistry,
Ludicrous. Insane. Totally off the rocker. Duh!
- Krishnakumar Iyer,
How will a statue be beneficial to common man
- soonoo netarwala,
Jal S Mahimwala,
How dare they spend this kind of money, when the city requires 10 times more policemen to curb crime and uncivic behaviour of our people. Drivers at night break signals with impunity but the govt doesn\'t have money to pay salaries for cops to work at night.
- Kamal Bakshi,
- Rekha Paul,
Media announced only days ago that in mumbai a few millions earn less than Rs20 a day. In the midst of farmers suicides over the last few years how peoples representatives could consider installing statue a priority. This if installed would also cause an exodus to the city centre which has a crumbling infrastructure. 350 crore is enough money to provide nearly 20000 tenements to the slum dwellers who,in a way, sustain this great city. Name this complex after the great king!There are many priorities !
- Noopur Shankar,
Unless the statue has a giant robot battle mode, I\'m not game.
What profitable good will a statue of Shivaji build by Indians for Indians (unlike the statue of Liberty) in the middle of the ocean do to anyone?
It about time Maharashtra government did something which was of some use to the state than the vested interests of some of the politicians and their political parties. Learn something from Gujarat Government and Andhra Government and not from Bihar and UP governements.
- Nisha Amin,
- Deepa Talib,
- khushru Patel,
- anjali mathur,
- K Dinshaw,
How will the statue add value to our lives.
- Meghna Puri,
- aditi seth,
- minoo daver,
- Pheroze Bharucha,
- Yazdi Tantra,
- vieta shroff oliver,
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj himself would have been overwhelmed & content if this money is put into the betterment of people rather than on his statue. I salute this GREAT KING but spending Rs.350 crores on his statue is ROYAL WASTE OF MONEY …. Wake up Government of Maharashtra n Stop This
I have no sympathy with the petitioner or with the government who is building this statue. This statue, though approved by the government and is said that it will promote tourism in Maharashtra, I protest because this statue violates the basic socio-economic philosophies of the Constitution of India. A socialistic constitution that guarantees food and basic livelihood to ordinary citizens of our country before anything. Though our courts didn\'t have enough power to ban the statues of Mayawati in Uttar Pradesh and I\'m quite sure that the same will happen in this case, yet I protest through this medium.
OUR POLITICIANS SHOULD SET THEIR PRIORITIES RIGHT...SHADES OF MAYAWATI,,SHE WILL TO ANSWER TO THE PEOPLE OF INDIA
- Anita Shirodkar,
It\'s a crazy proposition. We do not need to imitate the US [the Statue of Liberty, in this context] in these superficial aspects. The money could be used beneficially in many other ways. And to think about it, just the other day we were chuckling about how Hon. Mayawati could waste so much money in building statues and how we are lucky that the Maharashtra government has some sense...
- Sandeep Jayaram,
They should have his statue in the Vidhan Sabha or the Mantralaya and spend the money [as they are so hell bent on spending debt]on restoration of all 7 forts and make them tourist attractions.
another example of the politicians not doing what they are supposed to do..serve the people and help the mumbaikars..the roads are pathetic, the airport is forever under construction and the bldgs are not fit to live in..spend the money there..
All noble deeds can be done in memories of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaji. Use this money and his name for development of underprivileged…please don’t cement this money
- Tulika Ghosh,
- P. B. Noorani,
- Saroj Khabia,
- Varsha Swamy,
- Zubin Kabraji,
- Yvonne Sheikhawat,
I totally agree with the fact that we could put this hard earned money to good use .We should use this fund to provide the basic requirements to the people who are suffering due to the failed monsoon and open schools to educate the masses. I am sure Chatrapati Shivaji would have also done the same.
- ankit vengurlekar,
All I can say is, wake up people... its our own hard earned money which we pay to the govt... not to satisfy some political ego by way of building a statue which is 10 feet taller than statue of liberty... but for the welfare of our country.. I wouldn\'t mind such an expense if all the other basic needs of this country would\'ve been fulfilled... One must realize that the US govt guarantees the right to pursue the HAPPINESS to each of its citizen... hope that we could too utilize this money towards ensuring a fraction of happiness we wish for..!
- shivani mehta,
- penny desai,
- hw freedman,
- samhita rao,
guys wake up,before its too late. these politicians will sell their souls to satan 4 their gaddi. stand up now. protect mumbai.she not thembelongs to us,
- Mistry, A. ,
Chooxychaky yp5g nuannalopNoma ybgg
- Shireen Gobhai,
We do not wish to dishonour the memory of Chhatrapati Shivaji. Instead of the statue, put the money into public work which will bear his name
- Salil Punoose,
- boman bharucha,
grew up and schooled in pune, shri shivaji preparatory military school, where we were taught to be frugal in our expenses and caring in our values for the poor, downtrodden and persecuted! shivaji maharaj would be tortured to think money wasn\'t being used to alleviate his fellow man\'s suffering and wasted on his non-existent vanity!
- PREETI SHEKHAWAT,
- Poonam Singh,
- Ashok Gokhale,
- Sharookh Dalal,
It should apply all over India
- Khurshed Poonawala,
A sheer waste of resources. Will also spoil the skyline.
- Suneet ,
Advocate Jaya Nair,
Dear all concerned,I and our Ngo.members are toatlly against the building of the Statue of Shivaji in the Ocean.The fund which will be used to build the statue is in contradictory with many National Medias.One of the leading news papers stated it as Rs.500 crores and in some other it is mentioned as Rs.350 crores.2ndly what ever it is; your Lord-ships may please note that this Statue is of no \"constructive- use to the Public-at-large\" when this \"Tax-Payers\" money can be very well used for the Down-trodden,un-employed,Poverty-striken and the Deprivation of Education to the needy and for various others Social-Economical-infrastructural issues.Its a sheer waste of the Public-money if this Statue is allowed to build.My Lordships, may \"permanantly Stay\" the building of this Statue by the Ms.Govt..Yours sincerely,Adv.Jaya Nair, +91 9420692560, www.maharashtralaw.com
- Rusi S. Mahudawala,
- Manmohan Malhoutra,
As the petition states, I think the money to be spent on the statue could be channeled into far more useful avenues such as saving the lives of farmers in drought hit areas or other projects which we need far more than we need statues.
- Anushka Manchanda,
Why not spend this money for the farmers who are commiting suicide????
- Sameer Parekh,
We should put this hard earned money to good use .We should use this fund to provide the basic requirements to the people who are suffering due to the failed monsoon and open schools to educate the masses. We should use this Money for the Betterment of people Who are BPL
- Shalini Dewan,
Tax Payers money should be used only for constructive reasons. To uplift the poor. To educate all etc. etc.
- aparna asar,
This is the worst insensitive Government we haave in Maharashtra who is going to destroy this state with teir idiotic policies and priorities of expenditure and disregard for the multicultural nature of the people of this city vis a vis education
- Tushna Kapadia,
- VIJAYA SHEKHAWAT,
- Anil Nayar,
- Paramjeet Singh,
Prof Jaswant Krishnayya,
As one who has spent nearly 12 years of his life in Mumbai, I strongly urge the \"Statue\" be disallowed.
Dr Sonya Mehta,
Thanks you Mr Dadlani for taking this on. You have our full support and Thanks!
- harneet singh,
- Anand B. Deshpande,
- Rajinder Soni,
- Rashna Bilimoria,
invest money in Education for poor people
- ranbir singh sidhu,
- anchita ,
I support this petition whole heartedly
I am sure Shivaji himself would not have approved.
Do we really need it?/ considering their are so many more valid issues at hand...
VisHAL SIr....I always have faith in u nd i kno whatever u will do will always 4 d bettrment of society country nd m lso ur gr8 fan..Eagerly waitin 4 d audio release of AlADiN..
- Mala Bhambhani,
Please save our city from such clutches.
- Anu Shivdasani,
Dr. Vijay Parekh,
Shivaji is revered & remembered because of he praticsed what he preached. His ideals were honorable and his deeds exemplary. But to think that he is being respected by erecting a statue is a big joke and collosal waste of scarce resources
Lets make a big change to our city\'s running.
Extending my full support! I am an ardent fan of Shivaji Maharaj myself, but this? My conscience doesn\'t allow it. Keep up the good work, Vishal. It\'s very inspiring!
- Arvind Kirloskar,
Please find a better way to show case maharashtra to the world, we need not copy the statue of liberty for this
- Aditi Upadhya,
There are so many problems that need to be dealt with and building a statue is just and not a priority.
- Ashima Narain,
- Sandhya Potdar,
why not build a sea water desalination plant in the name of why not build a sea water desalination plant in the name of Great Maratha King Raja Shivaji ?
Farmers in U.P. are selling their wives while Ms Mayawati is building her own statues. Why is the government of Maharashtra following her example while farmers in Vidharbha are committing suicide.
- Hiti Rangnani,
I grew up playing on Bombay\'s beaches, Tax payers I am sure, would prefer to see more efficiacious use of their money. Clean the city.
- Parneet Mehrotra,
Abhishek K Mathad,
\"We can definitely erect the statute after India\'s immediate top priority issues are resolved\"
Nita Luthria Row,
Shivaji\'s greatness is legendary. Instead of spending so much money making his statue let us make him proud of Maharashtra by becoming a model state - one in which we celebrate its culture, its heritage, its bounty by treating the state we live in the respect it deserves. We can start by making Maharashtra a clean, environmentally-friendly, educated state.
if at all we are serious about our dreams of an INDIAN society based on justice we cant waste money when thirty percent of our population is below the poverty line. god be with those people who dare to stand up to such wrong practices and for sure they will have my full support
- Zeenat Sadikot,
- suhas mishra,
- cherag bardolivala,
- Ranjit nambisan,
Full support to this PIL, don\'t need to waste money over statues.
- sanjiv shah,
- Shernaz Chinoy,
- A Vaz,
- Sarita Tanwar,
- Maku Byramjee,
- Rumi Palia,
Even Shivaji would have cringed to see his statue carved in stone when thousands of people are starving
- SHYAM BAJEKAL,
- Shubhangi Karnik,
Please do not waste the money. There are too many hungry mouths and poor children to feed. Put the money towards good use, like education and the poor.
- Leela Malhoutra,
with all due respects to shivaji maharaj,money should be used for developement for uplift of poor people.even maharaj himself would approve it wholehearteddly.
- Sonia Daryanani,
- Nowzer Batliwalla,
- Jesal Trivedi,
India will truly be shining the day a BPL (Below Poverty Line) child is not compelled to sleep hungry.
350crores..wow.. if i get even 1% or 0.1% of it, i can sponsor atleast 1000 or more kids down in tamilnadu for sure..
- Nandini Sardesai,
This is so true and I am very happy that somebody is taking initiative. I am in... with my full support.
SUHAS S. KINJAVDEKAR,
There is no question about the greatness of Shivaji Maharaj but taking mileage out of it that too from taxpayers\' money which would otherwise can be utilized in peoples\' welfare only if our vote hungry politicians could think otherwise.
- N S Jambuserwala,
What a shameful waste when the state has more urgent needs for development- more water power and infrastructure. Is the Maharashtra Government any better than the Mayavati\'s Government. Is this what I am paying for in taxes
- Zubin Lilaoowala,
- Maithili Parekh,
- Nikhil Kumar,
- mana mehta,
- Bhavna Kumar,
It is well said and 100% true...over time the 350 crore may increase..and moreover if you want to spend that on developement only than why not help in the sea-links to build it fast and then naming the sea link... today when the state of maharashtra is mostly declared drought hit and the prices of sugar and other consumables shooting up why dont you use that money??
- kamal panju,
- Zeena Merchant,
- Arjun Rajendran,
- Preeti Mudliar,
- Samvar Mavani,
- J Jehangir,
PLEASE USE THAT FUND FOR DEVELOPEMENT
Use this money for the poor kids, rural development and other such most visible areas and with this Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj would smile from top there.
I am all for pride in our heritage, but see this investment in our children and their education as a more pressing area to spend money on.
Pls stop this nonsense and use that money for a better cause. There are people starving and others who suffer. So pls help them, not our \'intelligent\' level-headed educated politicians who only want to do this for a power trip..
- Pinky Rajani,
350 crores .............. ahaaaa WHY DONT YOU USE IT FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY, ILLITERACY, UNEMPLOYMENT, ETC...AND MANY OTHER MAJOR PROBLEMS . Think about it...........
- Tyaba Ali,
- Chaula Poddar,
This petition is not regarding just this monument, but all the unnecessary expense which out government does, and has being doing it since ages. If we go to see practically, we have lit more money, which can be sufficient for 10 monuments, including the infrastructure, but as we know, corruption has taken over humanity, sincerity, and dedication. The government charges for so many stuff, and looking at the population, where does the money go? Just because we are tolerant, the government has no right to spend our money in the way you want. Spend the money on other things. Use ur brains on how to save billion liters of rain water which is drained every year into the sea, and we don’t have problem of water shortage throughout the year. First spend our money on basic needs of the country, then spend on such things.
- Anup sasidharan,
This is a waste of money. Use the money to build good schools and upgrade some of the third rate hospitals for the poor in our country.
Thank goodness this PIL is being filed.
No more statues Pleeeeeease!!! What a waste of money! When will this foolishness stop? Haseena Vahanvaty
The Mayawati Plague ..This is exactly what the current State Government is ailing from ..building statues as the State machinery slowly comes to a standstill due to \'insufficient funds\' . Well if the cabinet had not allocated money to these projects in the first place Uttar Pradesh may have seen considerable social development. Let us not allow these foolish minds to take us down that path. Tourists will come to Mumbai regardless of water monuments if the streets are clean, If there are educated individuals who respect each other\'s rights as citizens, where social development has improved the lives of the general population. Shivaji Maharaj was a great man. A man we all respect highly but if he was alive in today\'s day and age he would gotten onto that horse of his...rode into parliament and challenged this very Cabinet with his mighty sword of justice. He was a man of the people. People don\'t pay taxes so people from Japan can come with their little cameras for a kodak moment. They pay for progress. This is not progress. This is like buying a Louis Vuitton bag when you can\'t even afford to pay your electricity bill for a day. Absolutely Disgraceful. May the Judiciary take the Government to task. Jai Hind.
This outrageous - what else can we do to stop this
- Ameya Naik,
- Rajas Kulkarni,
- Piroj Wadia,
its a great thing that vishal has done....for this can never be achieved if it only has the common man\'s name attached to it...great going vishal!!:)
D. K. Mewawala NJ, USA,
Are the stones, bricks or motar or whatever to be mined from the heads of the worthy politicians?
- Ranjeet Bubber,
- Riya Patel,
I don\'t live in India, however this is one reason India is not getting far,politician and gov. is corupted, sorry but it is the fact. I love India, it is place i was born. I am happy that people are taking incharge of there country and not letting Gov. go crazy and ruin the country.
- Camille Framroze,
- Richie Mehta,
- Kedar apte,
Please donot distroy our Mumbai
Having this statue build at this phenominal cost is not going to make Shivaji any greater than he already is in the minds of his followers. I am sure that he too, being the astute and clever person that he was would approve far more to this money being spend wisely - health care, education, eradication of poverty, conserving our fast diminishing wildlife, better roads and safety..... The list is endless. Let us not be blinkered in our approach to the future. There is tremendous work that NEEDS to be done for our people and building statues is certainly NOT one of them.
- Sunaina Talwar,
- Shriya, Bangalore,
- Tarini Kumar,
- Aditi Pinto,
- Bomi Framroze,
The Funding can indeed be used for development of our country and to curb the problems of poverty, unemployment, illiteracy that our country is facing
- Mihin Shah,
- Yash Malhotra,
- Natasha Cooper,
- Shawn Rodrigues,
- Francis D\'Silva,
the money should be used for the hundred other things that mumbai actually needs
- Loylin Castelino,
- Roopak Vaidya,
Lets use our cash reserves more effectively.
Dr. Cyrus B. Toorkey,
Shivaji will always live on in the history books and memories of the people of Maharashtra. I am sure he would not want this kind of money to be spent just to glorify his name. He would want the money to be spent for some worthy cause to uplift the poor.
- Shabbir Laila,
thank you Vishal... in times when we all are submerged in our own problems it is praiseworthy that you\'ve put in your time for this cause... as you rightly said the money can certainly be used to finish the incomplete work on the city\'s roads... not only will the money be rightly used for more pressing reasons it will also boost our economy as lesser fuel would be required, which is otherwise wasted by vehicles stranded in traffic jams... (especially in places where there is a traffic jam every single day, and as such have been for almost 10 years...)
With the entire Mumbai in a mess, with roads and infrastructure the way they are; with our idea of civic sensea and all the problems of finding suitable accomodation for the slum dwellers and the whole of the nation waiting with bated breath for the next terrorist attack, I think this is one monument we can do without. Let\'s make Mumbai a better place for its people who struggle in their lives day after day, rather than plan a monument for a personality who is no more. Lets inform the citizenry of his deeds and motivate our people and most of all, our netas to emulate them.
- Hilla Kanga,
Totally in agreement with the views presented. I think more then any landmark the people, efficient infrastucture and good governance of the city make it worth. This PIL is step taken in right direction and i hope it goes far in gaining more support and a final sucess. I love my city please preserve it!
What are our priorities? Feeding the hungry or building unproductive edifices? If honouring Shivaji (who was a great patriot) is the goal, why not earmark the money towards setting up an irrigation project in rural Maharashtra and dedicating it to the great warrior?
- Sejal Bhimjiani,
Very sad that our politicians cannot see the true priorities as so many signatories have already listed. Basic education, clean wate, health care, clean air, affordable housing are still unavailable to millions. Surely these should be areas of priorities. When all basic needs are met there will still be so many more. Let the Judicial system reflect and support the true needs of the people. Thank you.
- srivats srinivasan,
- BINA PANDYA,
- T. Irani,
I feel that the words \"and as Bombayites, Mumbaikars, Bambaiwallahs,\" are unnecessary and distract from the purpose of the petition. Please consider shortening the sentence to \"We the citizens of India, Maharashtra and Mumbai, pray ...\" etc. I also feel that the last paragraph, about handing surplus funds over to a committee of eminent citizens, should not form part of this PIL. It may distract the attention of the court from the main issue at hand and unnecessarily prolong the hearing and judgment.
the Mah govt should rise above electoral gimmicks. already the arabian sea has been festooned unnecessarily and expensively by the BWSL and certainly any statue is one too many. it is time we honour our heroes and heroines in spirit and actions.
If built it will be an ugly display of politician writ over sensible justice.
- Deepika Sood,
we don\'t need a statue of shivaji to honour him, we honour him with our actions.
- Sheila Christian,
Thank you, we have to be vigilant & oppose such environmental matters.
- Rebecca Correa,
Do something for all MUMBAIKARS\' that Marathi manoos will be proud to show not only India but the World, that we have thought of all the local people who have made Maharashtra, and no political angle or milage is attached but the betterment of the Maharashtra state as a whole. Ceers.
- Yasmin Divecha,
- Shiv Sahgal,
- Beth Citron,
the money the govt. is wasting to glorify shivaji , by making his statue can be well used to educate millions of uneducated kids thereby ensuring the next gen a better future.
PLEASE USE OUR HARD EARNED MONEY TO HELP THE POOR-TO BUILD HOUSES-TO EDUCATE THE POOR--TO IMPROVE THE INFRASTRUCTURE-TO HAVE MORE BUSES-ETC. ETC..
- najoo sohonie,
- Sanaya Sethna,
- MAMTA MANGALDAS,
Somewhere our dear politicians fail to acknowledge and recognise the contribution that this King made towards his people. Instead of using the resources to develop infrastructure and for social good these self declared SHIVAJIS\' deem to glorify a name and not his dedication to the welfare of the polity. SHAME ON THEM FOR CRIMINAL WASTE OF PUBLIC FUNDS.
- Nina Venkatarman,
- Nilakshi J,
If statues could cry I am sure this one would have (if/when constructed)!!! What a disgrace to the great leader!
This is pure insanity on the part of the government to even think of using 350 crores of our hard earned money to build a statue when over 50% of population in the city of Mumbai lives in slums and where the rate of farmer suicide in the state is one suicide every 8 hours due to debt.
- Shermin Gheesta,
- Satyam Viswanathan,
- Mamta Dalal,
- sonali Goculdas,
- nina subramani,
- Daksha Choksey,
BUILD SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS INSTEAD
- Hema Viswanathan,
- N Gupta,
The dreams of transforming Mumbai into another Shanghai will not be achieved by building statues...don\'t we have enough already?. There are many things the money could be well spent on. There are many pending issues that needs to be addressed on a top priority and urgent basis, like bringing in accountability, taking care of the electricity problems, eliminating corruption form the governing bodies and the public,population control,environmental protection,teaching cleanliness and moral values in all municipal and other schools.. Then perhaps will today\'s young generation be better citizens of tomorrow and bring about a positive and a much needed change.Today\'s public is quite fed up, aware and intelligent and will not tolerate this absurd and foolish waste of their hard earned Tax money if the govt\' goes about in such wasteful and anti progressive plans.
- J S Kothari,
Adv. Neelima Mysore,
It is mandatory to take Environment clearance certificate under Rules of Environmental Impact Assessment Notifications 1992. Please check whether the authorities have taken such certificate.
I do not agree that a statue be built at a time when the city needs more money to build infrastructure
- Kavita Nanavati,
- Shalini Coelho,
- THERESA COELHO,
- concerned citizen,
- Zal Sethna,
Absolutely right. Money to be spent on building the statue should be spent on basic infrastructure which is lacking. Once we have everything in place then we can have the statue built at a later date
- Manny Mendes,
- Amita Chauhan,
In this year of drought to even contemplate this kind of wasted expense is a tragic indictment of the lack of caring for the poorer sections of our society
- Aarti Gupta,
- Yohann Setna,
- Vidhya Muthuram,
- Sujit Nambiar,
- Rani Day Burra,
the environmental cost of such a monument will be ridiculously high as will the impact of the same on local fishing communities. please consider this aspect as well.
- Renisha Bharvani,
- Shibani Jain ,
- jessima mustaffa,
I would suggest that every paisa that this state or city can afford to spare must be used to upgrade physical and social infrastructure. This 350 crores should be diverted to the extension of the Bandra sea link to Nariman Point.
- arati luthra pinto,
DR. ABHI DESAI MD FACEP FAAEM, LOS ANGELES, USA,
Please consider this: IF we have ALL the famous and revered Leaders of Maharashtra , we would be doing a diservice to our Ocean,which will be filled with statues and countless marine lives ,that will be affected; Let us use our God-give Sense , that we forget so many times: Common sense! Thank you.
let\'s not become another state like the \"elephant\" state and utilise our resources for the betterment of our people.
- Janhavi Apte Kothari,
- jasmine mehta,
- roshan bahar g,
s s sharma,
there is no need to form a committee as the state is reeling under drought and farmers are committing suicide and hence the money can be diverted if surplus to developmental works
- Poonam Kalwar,
- Prashin Lalvani,
- ROWENA CARNEIRO,
- Neerav Parekh,
This money needs to to used for the needs of the state - infrastructure, education, medical facilities, water for irrigation..... thus honouring the memory of a great king who cared for his people.
- Rishabh Pande,
Can it get more annoying than this? Our tax money on a statue when there are millions who are unable to get a square meal a day. Not only should this entire project be squashed, the ones who have raised this issue of erecting the statue should be sued for diverting public funds
- Jamshyd Sethna,
- Prabha Krishnan,
We can better our infrastructure - roads, rail,more sealinks or solve our water problems forever by putting desalination plants in the sea and naming these in the memory of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
not only it shoudl not be allowed, but such politicians should be disqualified from any major political decision making process for being so parochial
There are better ways to spend public money like educating and providing housing to the poor rather than erecting statues which is a total waste of money!
Please use this money for improvement of our beloved city, in removing the slums and providing housing to those dwellers, in education, in beautifying the city by upgrading the roads, eliminating the rampant corruption. Our beloved city of Mumbai attracts people from all over the world. I am very sure the great king that Chhatrapati shivaji was, he would have used that money towards the greater good of the Mumbaikars, instead of his statue.
- Rustom Vesavevala,
- Nayantara Sabavala,
- Ramona Parsani,
Dr. Mahesh Goel,
Instead of spending 350 crores on a monument, the broke Maharashtra Government should look at using these funds equity capital and further raising another 650 crores and developing the marine drive bay as a marine sports cum tourist attraction project that will generate revenue and increase tourism. The government will get more votes from Mumbaikars by proposing such a project. Myself, as a marine infrastructure expert, can help them to conceptualize and implement such a project taking the PPP route.
- A. S. Parekh,
I wonder what is the difference between Mayawati and our state leaders. Possibly, Mayawati would not erect Shivaji\'s statue.
- Paula Sheikh,
- Rayomand Karkaria,
- Doreen D\'Sa,
Kekoo H Colah,
A scandalous and utterly wasteful project; there are any number of worthy infrastructure projects to focus on instead of this absurd statue. The Trans Harbour Link, in limbo for decades, would be an infinitely greater testimonial to Shivaji and be of infinitely greater value to Mumbai\'s citizens, so we can only hope the Govt will focus on that.
- Prashant Shah,
First Mayawati, then this. Charging the taxpayer to reinforce the historical delusions of the ruling party is nothing short of a criminal enterprise.
- Masarrat Khan,
- Sam P Simon,
- Kiran Gulabani,
Its shows that how gov\'t are misusing our revenue on statues.Mumbai will not become shangai by doing these type of investment.Chhatrapati shivaji maharaj was the great leader who fight for our freedoms.So jaago gov\'t jaago....
- swagata mody,
Please save money for the needy. With all regards, Rohit Dass
- Frederick Divecha ,
Our politicians are ruining our country for their own personal economic and political gains!
- Divia ,
- Natasha D\'souza,
- Sherry Kalyaniwalla,
- Anita Singh,
- Karan Deshmukh,
- Kaizad Mehta,
The Maratha politicians are making a \"Mayawati\" of the great Shivaji!
The money can be put to better use for development of the city and the several other problems the city is facing.
- Aakash Mehta,
C. S. Pathak,
Let the scope of the PIL be limited to the prayer to restrain the Government of Maharashtra from undertaking the buillding of the monument in view of the stringent financial conditions, heavy borrowings already outstanding and the drought conditions. It is out of the jurisdiction of the Hon. High Court to issue administative directions to the constitutionally elected democratic State Government.Let there be no cause for rejection of PIL and or Appeal to the Supreme Court.
My sincere request to our govt is to plz use this crores of Rupees, to improve our Infrastructure also for badly Drought hit areas , stop the game of Politics
We urge the courts to restrict the use of public funds to essential civic, health and security services.
- Sunjay Kapur,
Vinay Kumar Ojha,
Its not just about how we gave them respect. It is just about helping those people again for whom these gr8 warrior have given their life
Can\'t the money be put to better use?
Please save the money for the needy!!
I am sure the government can think of better uses for Rs 350 crores for Mumbai City
- Harsh Mariwala,
- Lalit Mohan,
An optional way to spend this money is public transport. Implementing 2 more tracks on both of IR network would ease the rush in local train during peak hours.
Building a Rs 350 cr statue in today\'s times is against basic common sense!
Ms. Ashraf Macchiwalla,
I thoroughly agree with this petition and am glad there is a movement against it. All the best for its success.
Stop this unnecessary wastage of Money. Please !
- REKHA. S,
- Shakeel Sutarwala,
- Harsh Parikh,
I can understand the need - both political and otherwise - to want to put up the statue. But Rs 350 crores? That\'s ridiculous. Even the USA got the Statue of Liberty as a gift from France, they didn\'t pay for it themselves! If you have to honor Shivaji this way, fine, have a statue in the sea for Rs 35 crores. Spend the rest on the city, the people - that\'ll also work politically for the vote bank, so it\'s practical from every point of view.
350 crores....the possible positive use of that much moneys is endless...and all they cud come up was a statue :) now do u regret not turning up to vote??? Ha ha
Professionals Party of India, for Better Governance! www.ppi.net.in (although pegged at 200 crores,, the project when completed with a boulevard & museum will cost the excequer not less than 5000-8000crores! please beware of this sinister design of our unenlightened political managers.
Dont you guys dare to play with my money
- Risha Naik,
This nonsense has to stop
Please use the money to improve conditions in Bombay
- Jehangir Chinoy,
- Gandhaar Sangoram,
well i definitely agree....its not a good option to spend the Tax Payer\'s money on such a hopeless cause..what are we trying to prove?...no offense to Chhatrapati shivaji Maharaj...i respect him a lot....but not a statute plz...
I\'m sure Shivaji himself would disagree to the 350 cr statue of him. This must not happen.
- Vikas RIpote,
we don\'t pay taxes to support your frivolous whims.
- Devesh Sahney,
- Sowmya Raoh,
- Afraaz Masters,
Ridiculous waste of public money
Look!!! And if you can\'t then LISTEN!
History is all about the past. And there is really no point burning precious tax payers money trying to create monuments that hold on to the past. Especially when this is at the cost of precious infrastructure which the city is absolutely in need of!
- Ashna Gupta,
350 cr can be spent on- 1-repairing the drainage system of Mumbai 2-Repairing road works 3- Improving the water, electricity condition of Maharashtra 4- Improving condition or giving farmers hope and money and stability in their life and business so they don\'t commit suicide. there too many other things that could be done to improve India and Maharashtra from 350 cr then built the statue if Shivaji which is not going to be of any useful . We all love him and respect him but m sure if he would have been living(in case) he would have help him fellow maharashtrian people then built something like this.....please Govt dont act like politician and act like humans.....
- Thankamani Subbaraman,
its extremely ironic that the very people who\'s interest are going to be harmed with wastage of public money are the ones who the politicians are hoping to appease. How many poor kids could be educated if this money was put to proper use.
There\'s an endless list of priorities other than a statue. Let all help up to Rs.320 crores be in name of Shvaji. he will be much better remembered by all.
- Aliya Munsiff,
- karthik madhavan,
We most definately love Shivaji and respect him for his work for the land. But this is not the way to show respect. Dear politicians please work and sacrifice like him to honour him and his work. Building statues won\'t help.
- Ankita Prasad,
hahahhhaah@ all of you who signed this , thinking that they would stop jus because you guys signed a petition. this is india.
- Pragati Saigal,
\'Politicians don\'t know to rock \'n roll...\'
Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is a widely respected figure in Indian history. It is a shame that his name is used by politicians to gain personal fame. This money is public property. Use them to create funds for the Maharastra farmers and name the funds after Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. That will be showing true respect to him.
- Suzana Ghai Chaturvedi,
- Dhiren Salian,
Please use the 350 crores to teach crores of children! You have a good chance of willing the next election that way.
Its high time our politicians stop behaving funny. dunno what they wanna prove by making statues? rather put in the money where required and take some blessings of the poor needy people. wasting 350crores?????? wake up n stop dis folly. n we citizens need to wake up and protest in ordre to stop them fro mthis non sense.
Feeding the poor and providing infrastructure to the country coupled with not allowing the enemies to attack are most important than building structures at this cost. Even the Great Warrior sivaji would welcome this.
there sure is a better way of remembering Shivaji by putting up hospitals and schools for the poor.
- Phiroze Contractor,
stop spending the people\'s money..more than the statue..feed the hungry kids!
- Anand Pandit,
- anish kumar,
- Vaani Arora,
Please Stop making Statues (of either current or historic importance) and rather do something LIVE for the Living People!
- Yogesh Deshpande ,
Let this money be deployed to cut down our travel time within Mumbai! Local train travel time (Borivali- Churchgate)=1hr 15 mins (Min) This Distance (Approx)= 38 kms therefore avg approx Speed of local train = 33kms per hr If this speed by use to technology is increased to even 60kms per hr then the travel time would be hardly half an hour for this distance!! This would reduce the load on the trains too as more trains would ply in the same time!! Same case, the roads,pathetic bottlenecks everywhere. Another suggestion use this money for building a top state of the art residential township facility for all the top govt officials of railways, BMC, MMRDA etc but keep the location in a far off place , say BOISAR OR VIRAR OR KARJAT!! Make it compulsory for these officials to stay there only. And soon enough they will think of deploying our moneies into projects to cut down thier travel time within Mumbai to work!! THUS HELPING THE COMMON MUMBAIKAR TOO.
- shivani sangani,
- Rajashree Talukdar,
- ADI GODREJ,
Use that money to help the pooe instead or build them good houses, instead of this statue.
- Aban Kapadia,
- Anushka Shivdasani Rovshen,
- Abhishek Mishra,
Chhatrapti shivaji maharaj worked for welfare of common people and instead of wasting money like this and causing ecological disaster politicians should initiate a plan for welfare of farmers under his name!
I completely agree with what\'s been written in the above article, and give whole support to the cause being promoted here...
- Ariff Bham,
Not only is this is a waste of money and resources for a needless activity, it is a major concern in terms of damage to environment and ecology.
Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is a respected figure in India.He was truly a brave solidier.If he would have been alive he would not have supported such act by politicians. We all have seen such act by Madam Mayavati who wants to blow her trumpet. Please do not spend public money for this. Thankyou
Please use the money for development of the city of Mumbai which is in a complete shambles.This will be a better way to honour the great king shivaji - a monstrous statue will achieve nothing except line many pockets !!
- Dinshaw Parakh,
- Paragi Mehta,
waste of money. seems vote driven. use the money to help the city and the poor, then go ahead and use Shivaji\'s name.
Why dont the politicians and the people who want to build this statue do so by removing money from the personal account. Why are they wasting our money like this. I am a concious tax payer and i paying the tax so that I get something in return what am i getting bad roads, horrible trains, flooded streets, inflation, unemployment, suicides.............. SAD REALLY SAD.........
- Vikram J S,
use the money in better way. we has many problems to be solved than buildin a statue on ocean
Stop erecting Statues..and stop again investing on protecting these statues...in the name of stopping communal riots...Why do you waste our money to waste again and again for no reason better than just respecting a Maharaja.... I feel even he would not have agreed for this blind....waste of money... Be accountable for common mans money.....
- Seema Mehrotra,
- Sunayana Kumari,
I am sure there are more urgent and worthy causes to spend this money on.
Let us stop making \"dead memorials\" to get political brownie points and focus on \"living memorials\" that honour the philosophy of great persons, such as providing affordable medical facilities statewide in rural areas. And by the way, does Maharashtra have only one hero that all public buildings and facilities have to bear his name?
- Prateek Sen,
High time the judiciary looks into this kind of public waste. Only they can resolve this.
- Shiamak J Marshall,
- Pranvesh Tripathi,
i definately agree to tne above mail. these funds should be used for the betterment of the less previlegded of our society. this way we will be moving one step towards our dream india.
Shriram Bharathan R,
350 C can be better utilized for infra for the rains instead of a statue.
- Ahila Johnson ,
- Ashok Shah,
how about spending the money for the welfare of the common man???
- Niki Nirvikalpa,
- Firdos Fanibanda,
Sir.. Please use this funds for the development of Mumbai (urban and rural). Mumbai needs lot of potential focus in terms of police, coastal and infrastructure. Focus more on what needs to be done. Let mumbaikar enjoy the benefits in a proper way.. but not by wasting the public money.. By the way whose money is this.. ? Public money.. Right..? Save mumbai and mumbaikars. Please stop this. Raaghav.
Mrs M D Forbes,
Hope we succeed
- ankita pai,
- jenifer lazarus,
- vishal dhawan,
- Naazneen Heptulla. Mumbai,
Dear Politicians, please don\'t waste public money on a statue of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. He was much beyond statues. You\'d rather spend this money on a world class educational institute or hospital which can be named after Shivaji Maharaj. Further, the figure of 350 crores is just the beginning. By the time the project, if at all, takes off, the figure will be three times more.
- kinjal shah,
- Feroza Jamshed Mody,
- Tanmay Bhat,
THIS IS A WASTE OF PUBLIC MONEY, THIS PROJECT HAS TO BE STOPPED AND THE MONEY SHOULD BE USED TO BUILD HOUSES FOR THE POOR AND NEEDY
Let there be sanity.. please don\'t waste public funds
I would add the so.called Iconic tower coming up in New Mumbai to this list of misguided expenditures!
lets be wise...shivaji has a place in our hearts...lets spend 350 crores for noble causes like food, shelter, education for the ones who really cant afford them.
Yeah, agree totally tht spending funds on education and instilling civic sense in the common man,is the need of the hour.
The city is falling apart..slowly and gradually. This is no time to spend time on luxurys..however \'worthy\' - Rahul da Cunha
Sir, you got to stop this.
- Victor Sassoon,
- Jimit Shah,
If we can support in any other way, pls do not hesitate to tell... coz the whole idea of the Statue sucks (sorry for the language)
In case of drought, famine, flood and other crises it is not the statue that is going to help but the used in an appropriate manner.I am sure a visonary like Shivaji Maharaj would also not be in favour of such an act.
If u have so much money.. put it to better use for the poor or development of the city and a cleaner Mumbai rather than this useless waste of good money!
- tulika devidayal,
It\'s no surprise when we\'re listed as one of the countries that spends less than 1% on their public welfare because what we spend on is statues, inauguration for those statues, vips that inaugurate these and security not only fr the vips but also for their kin. There are so many obvious reasons for not going ahead with this ridiculous plan that listing it all out seems silly. We\'re living in an open sewage...it\'s appalling to think of how nothing...death, drought, dirt...nothing matters to people who come out with such brilliant ideas!
This is just another reason for the politicians to make some bucks. I really don\'t understand why these people are upto doin such silly things, when there are loads and loads of other important things to be taken care of.
- Samuel Abraham Nadar,
- Mona Gandhi,
Completely agree ....
Thank you Mr. Dadlani for initiating the move against this rediculous idea of a ststue of Shivaji in the middle of the Ocean.Such waste of funds when the country needs all the money for Drought hit states & other areas already mentiond by you.Thank you once again.
YOU POLITICIANS FOR GOD SAKE DO NOT MISUTILISE OUR HARD EARNED MONEY BY DOING THIS CAN YOU REPLY JANTA WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO ACHIEVE BY DOING THIS DEEDS BE FRANK IN YOUR REPLY IT WILL BE APPRECIATED.
- manohar lulla,
instead of making that statue in bay use that money for better infrastructure of city,like though we are in metro city list we still didnt has metro train which im hearing from 1993.
does anyone even pay attention to statues anymore?? they are just remain decorations... a statue won\'t help the next time the roads are flooded, or there are uneducated children begging in the streets
please meet me. i want to help. i am in the fort area.
- Tanya Dubash,
DO NOT WASTE PUBLIC FUND IN WATER AS IT IS LOT BEING WASTED FROM END IN ALL THESE YEARS NOW FOR GOD SAKE STOP THIS GIMMICKS.
Please find better ways of blowing up our hard earned taxed money.
S P Mirchandani,
Yes I agree, we need to look at the present inferastructure which is of price imporatnce like good roads and reduce traffic congection to enable people for a better living, this amount can be spent there to effective use, and save the planet earth of its valauble resorces and man hours Suresh
truly a waste... put it for good use
- Minaal Pednekar,
I would like the families to be helped from this kind of money rather than build statues, the actual soul of Shivaji Maharaj will be more happy and thankful to us
Hope we succeed
- Celita Kizilbash,
I Agree that it is more important to spent public money to better the current and future society by providing education , healthcare and other such essential things... glorious leaders like Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj have always have been and always will be remembered and revered... they don\'t require such attempts of glorification.. its time we look forward rather than continously looking behind.
- Uttam Sirur,
- Munira Baldiwala,
- PADMA NAGARAJAN,
I have been in Mumbai for 3 year. I have seen how the comman
\"Sir,you are the only power who can stop this wasteful expenditure.\" Jai Maharashtra
Life are more important then Statue ... Country will progress is in the hand of this life and not by status...
- Mary Ann Joseph,
I really hope this PIL works and the erection of the structure is stopped.
- Amit ,
Plz use the money in right way!!!
PLease do not waste this nations resources on trying o copy the statue of liberty concept with shivaji - who was a brave warrior and always on the side of the people. True homage to him involves reaching out to all and giving them something to look forward to in their miserable humdrum lives Mala
- janhavi acharekar,
If we would like Shivaji\'s statue to be comparable with the Statue of Liberty, let us first ensure that Mumbai is comparable with New York in terms of its infrastructure, healthcare, cleanliness and most importantly the safety and security of its citizens.
- Jayant Prakash,
we have other areas of severe deficiency which require vast funds and have been well enumerated in the petition. after the funding of priority areas are met with, the state can think of such non-productive spending.
- Aditi Ravi,
- Gloria D\'sa,
- Parag Rajda,
Dr RP Khubchandani,
We already have a statue at a very prominent spot ie near the Gateway of India
this is yet another way of making money,and maintaining the same will see and assured income for years to come and that also in the middle of the ocean. please stop this wastage ,isint it time they realised to do something good for humanity instead of stashing money in a swiss bank. dont get me wrong SHIVAJI IS MY HERO. And to syphone out money in his name is totaly disgusting
- Nitin Rajan,
Shivaji Maharaj Stood by his people fought for his people and was there for them in their times of necessities. I believe by using this Fund (350c) for the people of Maharastra would be a great blessing for them and that would make him proud of us that till date we follow his virtues Besides his statue is already there in Shivaji Park (Dadar) So i dont think another one is an absolute necessity
- M N Chandragiri,
With the drought affecting Maharashtra at this time and so many farmers who have given up their lives frightened of all the debts they are in how can the politicians think of wasting money on a statue? For votes the politicians will sell their wives and mothers too. This is why India is where it is and will never rise in levels of the welfare of their citizens only bcoz of politicians who want to fill their pockets and be inhuman.
The amount of money that has been proposed to be spent on the statue can definitely be put to better use given the drought situation and the really sorry state of infrastructure and hygiene in the city. I am sure if Shri Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj had that amount of money and if his citizens were facing a drought and an infrastructure crippled city, he would have taken care of them before erecting a statue of himself. Please let the money be used for better purposes and lets name all those establishments after Shri Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and when all is well, lets build a really grand statue!
- Ankit Khandelwal,
I fully endorse and support the suggestions.
Preposterous idea firstly! this is a mockery of basic intelligence!
mrs. hufrish j irani,
the statue is not required
- Prem Khera,
I completely agree!!!
- Vignesh Manjeshwar,
Yap. Please find a better way of using this money.
This is wastage of money in the era of economic crisis. we should concentrate on our defence and retreate capabilities not on statues.
- Farokh Tarapore,
- Sharan Sirur,
- Waridhi Joshi,
I too fully endorse and support the suggestions
Criminal waste of money
We need to set our priorities right!
we are trying to copy the statue of buddha which is lodged in the middle of the man-made lake Husain Sagar at the twin cities of Hyderabad-Sikandrabad. Surely we have voted a government who we trust with our money to be spent wisely on public convenience and not to pander to political party whims.
Vatsal J Mehta,
Kudos!!! You have my full support. Keep up the good work. Thanx to good citizens like you we can continue calling Mumbai our home.
The project to commemorate the memory of Shivaji Maharaj is a great idea but the timing is bad, we should take up this project only when basic needs of citizens in this country are being taken care off, the amount is by no means a small one and would have great beneficial impact if used in developmental activities. Having said that i do not like the idea of building a new monument for Shivaji, he himself has left such a vast heritage of monuments (forts) all across Maharashta, the money would be put to better use to restore and rejuvenate these historic monuments that are in themselves a testament to the greatness of this hero
Good move, i am Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj great fan. I am happy that people like Vishal M. Dadlani with such a great visionary are there, and off course those who have signed this petition, I suggest one thing, those people who have and will signed this petition can credit an amount of Rs 1000 each to add to an contribution, I am ready for that. And i will also suggest hon. Mr. Vishal M. Dadlani to co operate this procedure.My email id is firstname.lastname@example.org Abhari aahe. Jai hind, Jai maharashtra.
I had chance to be in Mumbai for 3 year and had seen how the common Man live their life with all frustrations of basic need. It was completely deferent experience for me than the rest of the India. I wish they should give first priority to the Human being and their life then the Statue.
- Diwakar Rao,
- Rohit Sareen,
- Vrushank Mehta,
- Anirban Sengupta,
Clean up the mess, make this city stench free... All you people who run the city clean up the gutters and your acts too!! A statue will not lend any charm or beauty to a perpetually stinking city!! Start at a basic level of hygiene, roti, kapda and makan... Decorations, monuments and street ornamentation should be implimented after the grass roots have been perfectly sorted and maintaind like any other refined city of the world.
- Promilla Rajpal,
- Jigyasa Sharma,
- Tommy Fernandes,
sheer waste of money which can be used for better things by the goverment
- Neale Murray,
- Alokik Advani,
Suresh Rathod ,
yeah it is outrageous to spend crores of rupees on a statue than what is the difference between MAYAWATI AND OUR STATE GOVERNMENT. it is better to utilize the same funds to build some bridges, subways , parks, garden\'s which the city needs badly
- sonal sancheti,
We don\'t want any more statue in \"Mumbai\". If government has so much money to spend, please spend on more serious cause. We don\'t want to see our money wasted.
I\'m totally against the building of the statue. There are graver issues to be dealt with in the city as pointed out by Mr. Dadlani. I hope this petition is taken seriously.
- Himabindu Chitta,
I fully support the petition. How can the Government squander away public money like this, when a lot can be done for the welfare of people. It\'s really unfair and downright silly.
- Gulnar Mewawala,
- milan luthria,
- Hema Lalwani,
By making statues or monument, you cannot say that you really respect Shivaji Maharaj. Its only learning from his works and following it i a right way, u can say u respect him. Money which is spent for this statue belongs to people first and people should be considered as a priority. farmers are also our people and they shud not be ignored at all.
First UP and now Maharastra is following suit. Utter disgrace!
- Vipin Sehgal,
Please do not build the staue. Instead use the money on educating the young children.
- Jay Kantawala,
While I agree that monuments are important, I think the priority of public transportation and housing for the city of Mumbai are a pressing need and far more important. I do not think we can afford the finances of a monument at this time either.
- Jo Singh,
- Usha ,
- Prajakta Deshpande,
- N Lobo,
If this is one the lines of the statute of liberty, then it\'s an utter waste... USofA didn\'t have to spend a penny to get the liberty lady to stand there... it was built to be a light house, that the country which built it didn\'t want... the tax payers money shud be used for doing good to them... not for utter waste like this... isn\'t it enuf v take care of all the VVIP security for ever other politician n film star n for the weddings of their kith n kin with the tax money ??? is this kinda of daylight robbery also required ???
- Vanessa Da Silva,
- Ruchyeta Bhatia,
- Sorab Dalal,
The petition is well-founded; but why the SERVILITY?
- Mrs.M Almeida,
the funds definitely need to be put to better use.pl lets get our priorities right!
- Marie D\'Souza,
- Ryan Rego,
- jerusha edge,
I fully agree and support this idea, Maharastra Governement should think about removing poverty and crime from Mumbai.Rich are becoming more richer,& poor more poor. Give a roof to poor who are sleeping on Mumbai foot paths.Industrial & educational developement, remove poverty, crimes, remove prostituions,remove cut throat competitions,redeuce Income tax burden on working people.These actions will bring change in India and not by making a Statue to copy a Liberty Statue of America. Gate Way of India....is an Icon of Mumbai..let us save our heritage.
Kindly DO NOT HAVE THIS MONSTROSITY BUILT.
I sincerely thank Mr. Vishal Dadlani for this move. I really hope that the government do the needful and take proper decision for the points given by Mr. Dadlani and do not waste any of the funds which can save so many lives. We all would appreciate if the government do even one or two things mentioned in the letter. I am born and brought up in Mumbai and would love to do anything for my home town. Thanks!!!
- priyanka singh,
Total waste of money IMO! They cannot even build proper roads and they want to build a statue in the sea!!
- monica prakash,
- Chandan Desai,
These guys need to grow up
- Ann Ferns,
- Jaideep A. Sippy,
- Shyam Parekh,
- rohini pinto,
- Nilufer Ulde,
- priyanka ahuja,
With due respect to everyone, there are several projects that need the money. The great Shivaji does not need a monument built to remind us of his contribution to Maharashtra!
- Anusuya John,
- Monisha Mullick,
I can think of so much else to do with these funds - which would have so many far reaching benefits and provide far more respect to the memory of Shivaji.
350 crores can computerise every single school in maharashtra.
Please let us live in the environment
Maharashtra Government is acting like Mayawati. No concern for the welfare of the people, yet a massive amount has been allotted for Shivaji\'s statue. Even Shivaji would not have approved such a vulgar gesture in the face of so many problems. The Maharashtra Government is doing it in a spirit of one-up man-ship over the Shiv Sena.
- Tushar Ashar,
good idea it ll b a new place for birds in sea to take some rest!!!!!!;) but is it really necessary to put money on statue? de can even invest tat amount on developing Maharashtra/Mumbai or even forts of Chhatrapati Shivaji(if u really wanna to waste tat money on name of a gr8 person). better idea s put tat money on his vision for developing better state i guess tat ll b a better idea....... those politicians r really looking @ dis money as profit making and vote bank issue as assembly elections r aroud!! shame on them they wont spare gr8 souls even!!!!!! n its shame on me also as m d one among crowd who s providing help 2 dem by electing dem as people to run such big organization called government... do they really deserve dis?? nw its time to add one more option on EVM saying \"NONE OF THE ABOVE CANDIDATE IS SUITABLE\"!!!!! n if 5-10% of votes goes into dis account tat candidates should not b allowd to contest ny elections in country for life time....... of course dis is my opinion hope many of us has same feelings.......
Please take this matter seriously..
- Manish Gurbani,
- Seetu Jagtiani,
i fully support the petition. we could try and beautify the city with monuments and statues post having made sure that no one in our city sleeps in an empty stomach, the city is clean and dirt free, children have been provided with sufficient education for their betterment, women are protected, transport is hassle free just to name a few.
P F Hataria,
A criminal waste of Tax-payer\'s money. Already a lot of places are named after him.
..so why the fuss about Mayawati then?? This is so India...ridiculous! Stop it...
if the coffers can stand this largesse how can they explain why doctors and teachers do not get paid for months? its our hard earned money that they have collected for the greater good. and other than physical infrastructure, it is our fundamental right to education and health that ought to be addressed. the politicians have to wake to ground reality at least now.
- dr prachi khandeparkar,
I whole heartedly agree to this.
- shubha godbole,
- ritu jain,
its time that the govt and its duly elected officials paid more attention to the needs of the citizens rather than pandering to policies and projects just for political gain
Stop wasting our hard earned money.
- Mustafa Motiwala,
- Hemendra Shroff,
- Sanjay Yalavatti,
- Ashutosh Phatak,
Bullheads need to grow up
In a country like ours, there are teaming millions that require basic necessities. Spending funds on Education is the most imp longterm solution for uplift of the masses, but in the short run this amount can be spent on giving food and water.
- Aati Kapadia,
- PINKISH SHAH,
- Pakhi Bajaj,
- Bharat Anuj,
- Cheyenne Krishan,
- sanjay vora,
- Ajay Chauhan,
there s alot to be done with this kind of money...schools..hospitals...better infrastructure...list is endless..
- Pratheek M C ,
Zenobia Percy Kaikobad,
I fully agree with the contents of this letter
Kiran K. Vani,
Spending an amount is Secondary to spending an X amount time and again maintaining the statue. Why should Tax payers hard earned money be spent in this fashion to fan someone elses thrills.Feed & Educate the new generation of poor.Erradicate Polio. Distribute Swine Flu vaccines at a discount, if there is so much money in the coffers.
it\'s a SHAME that the money is NOT spent on the poor instead !!
- Sahil Garg,
- Z. Bhiwandiwala,
- Brinda Malhotra,
- Candida Dantes,
i do totally agree that this must be stopped
Instead of a statue , why not build a home for the old, poor and displaced ?
- Aditya Baliga,
The funds should rather be used for development and making basic facilities available to the poor. Such projects should be taken up only once the country can be called a developed country.
we do not need any more monuments in the city. I am against it .
we agree there is a need for funds to be used for needy than to build statue now, ofcourse latter, after we have taken care of all problems
Please leave my city alone. Do not spoil it more for political & personal motives
Nice initiative. In other way we can propose the mechanism of public polling for approving such bulk expenses in the projects which are suspecting of addressing the public interests. For every project, be it fly-overs, dams, schools, transportation development and so on; the analysis , benefits and other effects should be shared with the public by publishing circulars.
I absolutely support the petition, and strongly suggest a constant effort is made to file such petitions, atleast in those cases where the nonsense is stark; this kind of action has to be taken collectively to diffuse the ire of those wanting to get away with utter unreasonable rubbish!
- Harshali B,
This is utter waste of tax payers money and a classic example of incorrect allocation of funds
Makes sense to me! :)
- Ishita Chaudhry,
there are many better ways to spend the money
Maharukh M. Dosabhai,
Good someone is making the politicians fall in line !
Money saved can be well spent for educating our children and making Mumbai a safe place.
If we are serious about our aspiration to make Mumbai a world-class city, we need to ensure judicious and progressive allocation of the limited funding available. This statue is a terrible idea for many reasons and should not be built.
- Sheetal Nariani,
With all the respect about Shri Shivaji maharaj, I strongly condemn this Idea of building this monument, though myself is a Maratha. It is nothing but a sheer votehungryness of our governors who are using the name of the king as laddre to political success. I appeal to the people of Maharashtra to oppose this foolishness of the Government with full voice. Personally I am ready to follow any legal way of opposition whenever needed.
- jacqueline ,
I would like to oppose the same of building a Shivaji Statue right in middle of the ocean.
- vinay Nambiar,
- Mehra Dalton,
- Havovi Mirza,
I agree with all that is said and it is in the interest of the city that I am signing up for this petition. I hope this initiative helps in stopping such wasteful expenditure.
I agree with Vishal & thanks for the initative.
There are farmers in Maharastra are dying because of hunger and non payment of loans. There are no good schemes to take care of drainage system in Mumbai. The education levels in schoolis not good and people participation is also not good. The agriculture minister is not worried about the price increase on essential commodities and tackling inflations. Money is not spent in these areas where it is must. Money is only spent on these cheap politics just because the election is nearby. For India to change, all these people should be rooted out immediately.
- Kavita Vaswani,
Create a new and stronger Coast Guard division and name it after Shivaji. This way the country secured and also bring jitters to our enemies...which is what Shivaji was.
Dr. J.A. Kohiyar,
The money could be better spent in so many other ways.
I totally agree to the views expressed in this petition. Please consider them.
It is time we got our priorities right; with millions living in woeful conditions,it would be criminal to let all that money go to waste.
- Maureen D\'Sa,
I guess more than building a monument or a statue, if they spent half that money on the Infrastructure, Education and benifits for Retired people, our major cities in India would truly be world class. (Just for a reference, if today, right at this moment, any of of the Officers who are responsible for the roads, drives down to the Mumbai airport, you could see the state of the roads and the cheap solutions being undertaken to cover up the potholes caused in the rains. Why aren\'t these contracters pulled up and how is it that year in and year out get away with robbing the people hard earned money by doing these shabby jobs.
Honour Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj by working for what he tried to achieve: a strong, independent and glorious Maharashtra (and India); building a huge, expensive statue, will only benefit a few of those who are directly involved in the statue project.
\'Mahajanare u crazy. Our Maharashtra Govt is ONLY spending Rs 350 crore! Its not heavy for our pockets. We are contributing to it bcoz Shivaji was OUR king. We may spend 1000 crores too. Its an INTERNAL MATTER OF our state Maharashtra and we can do it on ourselves. We dont need any ADVICE or TAUNNTS or CRTICIS from other Indian as its none of their business!
- Uraaz Bahl,
- Ragini Sharma,
- Ritika Rajpal,
I am totally against use of public funds for such purposes. This should not be allowed to come up. It is disgusting to what depths these vote-hungry politicians would jump to for a few votes.
Please use the available money judiciously! A statue is not going to get us what we lack from becoming a developed nation!
- Indu MG,
- Prakash Gurbaxani,
- Aditya Bhandary,
- navroz mody,
- Suhani Jain,
Please create more jobs and infrastructure for Mumbaikars.
The politicians are going overboard in their enthusiasm to win votes
We need such actions for many more such vote-centric wasteful ideas.
I hope and wish this PIL get some sensible understanding to the Goverment of any political parties which will emerge after election and stop this willful wasteful expenditure.
The Great Shivaji Maharaj does not need a Rs. 350 crore statue to prove his greatness. INDIA has come into being because of such great people. I condemn the statue being built and THAT \"FUND\" can be regulated to more purposeful needs that will help Maharashtra prosper.
Yes I truly support the petition , the perfect way to use this many is to the indian military,because nowadys they are not having the enough many to purchase the proper weapons outof 3 gernades only 1 is possible to blast i think so shivaji maharaj also would also use the many for indian military yours faithfull
The money should be used for a better cause
Yes I truly support the petition , the perfect way to use this many is to the indian military,because nowadys they are not having the enough many to purchase the proper weapons outof 3 gernades only 1 is possible to blast i think so shivaji maharaj also would also use the many for indian military yours faithfull
The said amount of Rs 350 crores should be donated to needy farmers or use that amount to improve infrastructure of Mumbai city.There are two statues of Shivaji Maharaj at prominent spots of the city,one at Gateway of India & other at Shivaji Park ground .There is no need for the other.
- Joan ,
- Lalita Uttamsingh,
It is hight time politicians start taking the opinions of their voters seriously
I agree that there is no need to have this statue. use the money for a better purpose.
- ujjwal mehta,
Let us honour the name of a GREAT MAHARASTRIAN,and a visionary by using the money to improve the state and the people Shivaji Maharaj loved and protected.
Politicians have, since independence usurped public funds for gaining vote banks, ahoy once again they strike. Lets have a uninturrupted view of the sea from the queens necklace and not make a home for birds and crabs
May greater wisdom prevail !
The ppl who proposed this 350cr statue should be given a tour of Mumbai. They probably havent seen the potholes, lack of sanitation, lack of overhead bridges, etc. If this statue is erected, it would be a criminal waste of tax payers money and a slap on our so called democracy.
- Payal Shah,
I fully agree with whatever has been said against building of the Statue. The same amount can be used for the better cause. The middle class in maharashtra the politician should know how they are living, look at the condition of the roads I will say namely at Andheri East Pump House area.The Sky Walk is being bilt for what? who is gonig to use it and think of the inconenience being caused to us till it is finished. all these is not enough that now Statue!!!!!I think it is high time The Great Polition know that we will not keep quite now enough is enough
Why not help the poor students to fund their studies,thousands of students would give blessings to all concerns involved in doing so.What would a statue in middle of ocean be useful for?
- Vishaal Mehta,
Lets not make this another U.P.
- Nilesh Parekh,
Its shaameful that the govt can think of using funds for such things rather than using it on the needy and the poor..Please help in not making this possible,guys.
- Anand Prakash Dujari,
Shivaji\'s memory will be better perpetuated if this money is put into education & development of values of Maharashtrian children
Yes I truly support the petition. My suggestion is to use this money for the lakhs of farmers in the Vidharbha district of Maharashtra. So that the suicides should stop. We can save our agricultural fields, farmers and can also control the rising prices of foodgrains by using this money for various irrigational projects, rain water harvesting projects, artificial rain projects.
Shows that the pesons in charge are not fit to handle the money. What about more public conveniences, rather than have people watering the waysides? Are we not the so called elite that did not vote? We pay the price.
spend this money on better infrastructure
- Gauri Burma,
Completely agreed, I think Govt. should come out of all such unnecessary expenditures and start focusing on issues like poverty and natural calamities. it is sad to note that richer is getting richer and poorer is getting poorer. Please provide poor with some monetary help rather than wasting it all on securities of politicians and making statues and all, it will be appreciated.
- vibha rupani,
please use this money in a better way, its not small amount, use it for the development of the city
- Husnain Heptulla,
I agree with the written letter given above.
- Marzian Mowji,
- Marzian Mowji,
LET THEM BUILT A SMALL ONE AT RAIGAD INSTEAD WITH MONEY OUT OF THEIR POCKETS
- Shelialla Cama,
Motiwala J S,
Hope our tax money is not spent on such useless things
- Marzian Mowji,
- Trupti Indulkar,
Are we so rich that we are ready to waste money?
- gayatri gauri,
I think its absolutely ridiculous that they are spending taxpayers money for this when we have millions starving in this country...Its really a shame
- Tina Jagasia,
- tushar mahadevia,
- pallavi sahney sharma,
- dipti kapadia,
It\'s sad that after a huge hue and cry and plenty of crocodile tears later post the attack last November, the politicians still don\'t think they are accountable to us. This thing doesn\'t make sense and it\'s good to know at least someone is doing something about it.
Nawaz Modi Singhania,
Globalisation?? Is the country moving forward or backward???!!!!
Priya Relwani ,
1) provide the citizens of mumbai with better infrastructure across : - security - civic amenities - roadways 2) if at all the government of Maharashtra wanted to demonstrate its allegiance / respect to Shivaji, why did it not consider naming the bandra worli sea link after him? why such a debate at the time? it should have been quite an obvious choice without the mindless furore it created!
- saira master,
- Yogesh D.,
I agree with \"We could certainly do with more schools/colleges, providing education to the underprivileged at no cost. These could all be named in memory of Chhatrapati Shivaji.\"
- Cyrus Mistry,
- purnima k.,
- Shruti Inamdar,
I completely agree to what has been stated as above
Help the ppl in need of money.......y to waste in makin monuments....
A truly wasteful expense. And if there is a comparison made between the Statue of Liberty (as was the case when the statue was first proposed) the Statue of Liberty stands for Liberty and Enlightenment. Shivaji\'s statue will stand for nothing more than just Shivaji\'s statue. Let Shivaji\'s name name be associated with something better than waste and show.
- Neela V.Raman,
- mehernavaz vesavevala,
- Y. Kapadia-Dittia,
- Nisheeta MAshruwala,
- Margaret Dlima,
I agree and respect the fact we all have stood against this decision of the government. If we all could think of what should be done with this money for the betterment of INDIA then i ask the government, \"Why dint they..?\" From what i think should be done is build a School for the needy poor children and donate books of History which has the stories of Shivaji and his great achievements, rather then have his statue built which would make no sense to them.
- Pooja Vir,
- vishal kadakia,
- Monica Tata,
Lets be realistic nd practical and think bout the progress of our country rahter than investing money in things which aren worth
Why only Shivaji\'s Statue ? We must oppose for all statues anywhere in India. See how UP Boss is looting public money by installing her own statues in dozens. Shivaji, Ambedkar, Gandhi, Ram never indulged in such Tamasha of Loot. It is the mafia turned politicians who just for their personal benfefit indulge in such activities. We must educate people not to vote for almost 95% of these politicians & must hang them in public.
- Vaishali Kamth,
- Garima Sood,
- Amit Maitra,
How can we think of wasting so much money in these recessionary times
And we thought cursing only \'Behnji\' in UP wd do, when drought hit farmers of Bundelkhand are selling off their wives to survive...it\'s shame for the nation.
I am sure even Shivaji would agree with such a bizzare thought.
i am agree.
- Fiona Fernandez,
- Imran L,
- sashi kala,
Hi Pepple we need this money for Education, better drainage system, and for development of the house for poor people
I am against such unnecessary investment, instead invest in upgrading existing forts of Shivaji Maharaj, or start some educations institution in the name of Shivaji Maharaj, I love Maharashtra, as it has given me place of birth.
- Shiben Dalal,
Really, great leaders, it\'s a matter of prioritization - lets get more AC-buses on the road, point to point routes, short loop routes in the business districts, work to reduce cars, maybe even cycle lanes in very congested churchgate and nariman point? that could be money well spent
- Ruchi Ahuja,
- Jitish Kallat,
- Urvi Sheth,
Not to forget all those who have lost their jobs in this dwindling economy. I suggest that efforts be made to ease the situation as of to day to revive & restore the economic stabilityfor all.
- sejal kshirsagar,
Why not rehabilitate the existing forts built by Shivaji instead, protect our rapidly deteriorating environment and help the homeless on Mumbai\'s streets as a true tribute instead.
- Youla Khurana,
- arvind dubash,
i agree wth the petition and sincerely hope the chief justice does justice to the petition
i completely agree with all the points that Mr. Dadlani has made and that the government which is foru our people will work for the people.
- Siddharth Khaitan,
- dipika chikhalikar,
Come on! A statue will do no good to anyone. Shivaji will be happy if the money is spent on public utilities.
- Maureen Fernandes,
i think the same amt of money can be invested in the worli nariman point sea link,it will make life much easier for all
pay for the statue from your own money ,not from public money
- Anuja Gupta,
- Rachana ,
- Saloni Jhaveri,
Manoj R. Basrur,
The statue of liberty was a gift from France aka FREE , don\'t think our politicians know that ..also I\'m sure Shivajimaharaj himself would have been the first to put a stop to this nonsensical, environmentally disastrous and perhaps soon to be eyesore of a monument . name changing of places when you can\'t beautify them etc.. is OK but this is an absolute waste especially when our city can\'t take care of it\'s existing structures and infrastructure.
- rashna imhasly,
- Samir Chikhalikar,
- miriam mahapatra,
Mehul Mike Patel,
We definitely don\'t need this statue, the funds can be utilized for other good initiatives and Sea should be spared too!
Shahnaaz K. Bhende,
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. ALAN COHEN: It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power. ANAIS NIN: When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow. GEORG C. LICHTENBERG: I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.
Help Mumbai from this politics of vote bank.
- dhimant mehta,
- Rama Krishnamurthy,
\"Maha\"rashtra must re-gain it\'s glory and remain a beacon of hope for the millions that look upon it. Bringing Mumbai and Maharashtra truly into the 21st century with better amenities for all is the only way to do Shivaji full justice!
- kastur maroo,
Stupidity to even think of it. You might as well burn it for heat. the time to spend money on monuments for monuments\' sake is gone. Build a road, a bridge, a new transport system. Please wake up - there is some coffee that has your name on it.
Can we NOW wake up to the gravity of the situation??
the government is sure to win many more votes if it puts the money to provide basic amenities to the people of Maharashtra.
- Anand Shroff,
- Nandini Kapashi,
- Chetna Rathod,
- Moiz Wangrelwala,
- Aban Setna,
Per our own track record, when we are unable to even upkeep most of Shivaji Maharaja\'s original heritage sites, why add to our own burden and that of our posterity? Lets keep our current priorities right and focus on keeping our vast shoreline secure always 24x7. That will be the best tribute to our own Shivaji Maharaj and \"he\" would spontaneously approve of it.
- Robert Khongwir,
- Ajay Kalra,
- Rashi Saraogi,
Its unfortunate we are witnessing this. Such wasteful use of public funds on a statue?, its high time the authorities and the politician realise people are outraged with the recent events hitting the city. What good is a statue going to do for the welfare of society in today\'s time.
Sir, You would agree that, 350crores is a flyspeck amount that doesn\'t justify the richness that Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj added to the pages of Indian history.So, why don\'t we try and invest it in better pursuits; like education? If Rs 15000 can build a school in the toughest of terrains in Pakistan, imagine what we can do in India, where the political climate is so much better and where we have democracy! A hint in the same direction: http://www.threecupsoftea.com/greg-mortenson-bio-and-professional-photo/
i really hope the concerned people wake up and take notice....atleast now..
- Geetha Nair,
Building this statue... the Govt might please certain class of people..... but by not building it, Govt. will win hearts & respect of millions.
When the politicians are involved in scam worth 1000\'s of Crore,Cant we afford a statue worth 350Cr? Mumbai is a Economic Capital of India, And can afford the respect to Shivaji Maharaj....Its better than erecting \"Elephant Statues\"
- Mudit Mathur,
Yet another project aimed at benefitting no one and serving no concrete purpose,except to fill the pockets of those who\'ve planned it.Rs.350 crore will go a long way if diverted towards feeding and educatind our needy masses.
There are many more important , needs to be MET, before we allow this money to be splurged on a non-nessicity
Disrespect to non...but lets be eco friendly and avoid the Statue as it will help NONE
- Devashri Mukherjee,
- Niraj Nhatia,
A sea link from worli to nariman pt in shivaji\'s name would b paying a better homage to him & the people he fought for!
Funds of Shivaji statue and parallel proposal of Dalit statues by Mayawati in UP should instead be diverted to underprivileged,malnutrioned kids, child abuse cases and other bigger and practical requirements of the country
- Meena Almaula,
There is no honor for Shivaji Maharaj here.. It is only a way of fattening the bank accounts of some ministers, bureaucrats, officials and some contractors. We should no only sign the petition and forward it, but actually ensure that the construction of something like this is physically stopped.
Why don\'t our politicians use these funds to fix the potholes on our roads which are more like craters! Or build more public toilets or do something about garbage disposal. Building a statue in the middle of the sea is an insane waste of money when our city is falling apart.
I, as an educated Maharashtrian,Mumbaikar,a born Vidharbhaite and a police officer\'s daughter beg the Maharashtra government to put this money to better use. What use are these grandiose plans when the State and Mumbai itself is languishing??
It is disgusting to know that our politicians on whom power has been bestowed upon by us the citizens of the land are misusing this authority in squandering with our money that we the people have painstakingly and religiously paid as taxes for the land we live in. In this time of economic slowdown, drought, inflation, lack of energy resources, lack of good basic infrastructre and facilities(the sole reason we pay our taxes) such wastage of our money would have been vehemently opposed if the great King Shivaji Maharaj, if his Highness would be ruling today. He wouldn\'t have even spared anyone doing so. I plead to the judiciary of India to come down strongly on such \"cheaters\" who will are taking their land and its people to misery.
Another poor attempt at uniting the uneducated and to badger the fanatic within the Maharashtrian to garner votes through this futile exercise. Let\'s face it, this isn\'t going to be the Statue of Liberty that people will throng it in millions needed to fund this cheap bit of publicity.
- hoshnar kaikobad,
B S Pai,
At a sitiation like this in the state, the amount 350Cr. can be used for helping the farmers as well as others who are BPL
- Aditya Rege,
I have & always will revere Chatrapati Shivaji; being an astute warrior that he was he would deplore the fact that if this statue erected in his memory meant that in the future there was serious destruction of Mumbai & Maharashtra for lack of funds to defend the state.he would eternally never rest in peace thru his journey in the cosmos.
- zia sawhney,
- TIRATHRAJ SHAH,
- NAVAZ MASTER,
- Karun Sanghi,
- Vikas Sethi,
Think of N no. of welfare schemes on which this money can be well utilised for the upliftment of have-nots.
Our country has much greater needs at theis point, in themidst of economic crisis... it will be appreciated if the hard earned tax payers money is spent on fruitful activities such as developing the country\'s infrastructure, etc..
- angelina manjit,
- Irfan Kermani,
Statues are worthless. A Government that gives so much importance to staues may just display its worthlessness in times when there are other issues to be resolved, as mentioned in the petition. Can you truly say, \"I understand Shivaji - for his greatness, for his wisdom, and for his higest regards for the common man?\" wait till that is established, the statue, and moreover the Government will truly be respected.
- KETAN MEHTA,
The great leaders are to be remembered and establishing a statue for him in Mumbai is of no harm. I would welcome that ofcourse. But, doing it in people\'s money is a big question to be asked loudly. Why cant the politicians or other icons of bollywood or cricket can donate their money to fill up the budget ?
- Feroze Engineer,
The amount of Rs.350 cr. can be used for helping the poor in the state.
Why dont we look after the great forts put up by Shivaji. All these forts are rotting, murud janjira. One has to see them to believe how awesome they are, and instead of looking after his legacy by maintaining these forts this broke state wants to blow away the ex-chequer\'s money on some monument which is just political propoganda!!!!There are farmers dying, roads from pre historic ages and no electricity in this state and we have 350CRS for this? Was this the great Shivaji\'s legacy???If we want to ape the west then why not first adapt the infrastructure, justice and comfortable living enviroment they offer their citizens. JAI HIND..JAI MAHARASTRA
It is really sad the way the city and the country as a whole are being ravaged by politicians for their petty gains. We have to stop letting them get elected again and again?
Jasbir SIngh Dhiman,
Firstly we make the statue of 350 cr & then the cost of maintenance ?
- Prashant Gupta,
I only feel that it is a waste of precious money that can be utilised in some worthwhile community project.
Why is every Government that comes into power want some Mega structures built in their tenure,only to be stuck on their chairs.But these politicians in their own vested intrest have forgotten that these mega structure if built, then the consequences that we one and all will have to face by MOTHER NATURE will be too MAGNIFIED.....INSTEAD SAVE MOTHER NATURE AS SHE IS STILL LOVING N NUTRING US....SPEND MONEY TO HELP GOD\'S CREATIONS SAVE HUMAN LIVES WHERE EVER WHENEVR NEEDED...THESE POLITICIANS DO NOT VALUE THE HARD EARNED MONEY OF THE PUBLIC...ITS HIGH TIME THEY REALISED
- Bernard Imhasly,
- Vasudha Mehra,
I feel that this money can be used for the upliftment of the poor, give them better housing, food to eat instead of building a statue of shivaji.
- Gautam Prakash,
It\'s amazing that our country with 300 million people living below the poverty line spends public money on such extravagances.
The message say\'s it all. The money can be spent far more constructively than this proposed construction.
Sunilkumar K.V., Mumbai,
Shivaji, if lived today would throw these petty sweat-lickers to dogs. With this money, we can set up world class schools and / or colleges in each of Maharashtra\'s Taluqs.
Whoever has proposed this should be made to build this from his own pocket..our tax money should be used to have better and cleaner roads and surroundings...
- Ratan Karanjia,
I strongly support this petition as at this time the amount of monies to be spent on this could be used for more credible purposes. Further, there is no guarantee that the amount would be restricted to only INR350 crores.
- Jalpa Punjabi,
power crises , load sheding , water cut , people still do not have Toilet facility use railway track and other public area , no proper transport in rural area etc. Govmt. should focus on these basic needs of the peolple instead of spending 350cr for building statue .
This kind of money can be spent more prudently on other important, priority projects.
STOP WAISTING tax payers money. Let the politicians pay from party funds.
- rajul parikh,
- Bibiana Fernandes,
sheila miranda ,
In the year 2009 we can only boast of pathetic roads, deplorable civic amenities, glaring poverty, disease ridden slums, pathetic hospitals like Kasturba, people living on footpaths etc etc .... and our ministers want to spend Rs.350 crores on a statue. Shame on you Hon Chief Minister and your coterie of dim witted sycophants. It is time citizens stood up against such deplorable taste.
The Statue is not the need of the hour
your mom had sex with a bonobo in congo ? right ?
waste of public money that can be so much better utilized!
Utterly useless and a supreme waste of resources...!!
Jaago Re!!!!! this is what we probably have to tell our elected representatives.......
Rather putting statue of king, the money should be utilize for development of country.
- RADHIKA MEHTA,
Raj Kumar-singh Arora,
As a proclaimed socially sensitive & responsible government of a semi-developed democratic country,functionaries are morally responsible to prioritise scarce resources - equitibly & with judicious care.
This 350 crore may please be used to fight corruption, terrorism & religious intolerance.
Waste of Public money.Use the State govt money to save farmers in the state that as commiting suicide rather than this waste.
If at all people in this country were more foreward looking we wouldn\'t have had to do a signature campaign for as sensible an issue as this. But alas! it takes a lot to move the unmovable political will.
I agree, the funds can be used in a much better way for the development of the economy as a whole.
Iam totally against this absurd tokenism. It is ridiculous in a country where people die of malnutrition and hunger every day to spend ridiculous amounts on building a memorial of a man who has dozens of public utilities honouring him. Don\'t we stop somewhere. Why don\'t they use the money to improve sanition in this city or just spend it on programmes that would benifit the poorest of the poor in the state. I just cannot understand why the money should be spent on a great son of this country whose feats have been feted and felicitated enough. Even he would have hated such wasteful expenditure on himself. Our politicians will never learn. I am totally against this environmentally unfriendly project.
Our government needs to start using funds a little more effectively.
- Sunil Doshi,
This is no point in doing this.... We already have so many problems to fight with and I am sure everyone will agree that this is not at all any kind of disrespect.
agree 100%. I do NOT want my tax money to go towards this futile activity
- Nikhil Garg,
- Ipsita Chakrabarti,
Lets use this money to better infrastructual capabilities of this city, roads, power, public transport
- Dr Riddhika Maitra,
That we as individuals feel overcome by the state of farmers in the state, whom we only know as much as the media allows us, is just about the most pathetic indictment of this narcisstic state governement. Shame.
This huge amount of Rs. 350 crores should be used in some sort of social /nation building work /in drought effected areas / hospitals /research and technology for various fields example:new medicines for various diseases.. /or some constructive work/welfare programs for the widow and physically challenged people /POW/ to strengthen secularism , the list is endless.AT present times nation is undergoing such a lot of natural calamities condition / / hopsitals/ new road construction/so many other such noble responsible tasks still lay to be completed/ improving the standard of living of people/ strengthening law and judiciary
This is very sad that the Maharashtra State Government is taking such decisions and the Central Government is letting the State Governments to waste large amount of money in making statues etc. On one side many States are facing the drought situation and on the other hand States like UP & Maharashtra is investing hundreds of crores in making statues. I can remember one dialogue from the movie Munna Bhai, where Ghandhi ji says to remove all his statues or photographs and request to accept his learnings, the State Governments need to accept the similar learnings.
- D M,
From the first moment that I read about this proposed statue, I felt very strongly that it was such a phenominal waste of public funds, which could certainly be put to MUCH greater use than this. We already have a Chhatrapati Shivaji Domestic Airport as well as an International airport and Victoria Terminus has been renamed CS Terminus. Feed the poor, improve roads complete civic project on time, improve infrastructure to improve our lives in the name of the great CS, but don\'t waste it on building this statue which is a pipe dream of some group of politicians.
- Mehjabeen Raja,
We have people dying of starvation,we have farmers committing suicide,etc do they really feel justified spending this much on a statue? With all due respect.
- Nainesh Kapadia,
Indian Politicians are wasting time and money. Outrageous behaviour
- vanessa Creado,
- N. Rao,
Fr. Gerard de Souza,
Let the govt. first come out of the red and then think of all these stunts.
- Mr. R. Mistree,
Please for heaven\'s sake can we spend the money on more important things that will benefit the citizens that contribute to the taxes.
- Sabah Siddiqui,
- Yasmeen Van Baugh,
- V DSouza,
- Jeevan Philip,
Yes Roads...............Mr. Politician..... I plead to you and any thread of sanity that remains with you and I am sure The Great Shivaji will also bless you, if you could use this money to improve infrastructure in this metroplois which seems on a brink of collapse in the not so distant future, where infrastructure is concerned .................will vote for anyone who can do for Mumbai what Sheila Dixit has done for Delhi. why do we pay extra for everything and see the infrastructure only worsening
simply ridiculous!..... high time we need to stop this...
- Mino Gherda,
Shame. We cannot relocate the slum dwellers, but need to waste money on the unneccessary.
why do we want to spend 350 crores for a toilet for birds.birds are lucky enough than humans.
- Anita Kripalani,
- talha salaria,
Please do not waste tax payers money. There are many more serious issues at hand than building a statue. This is such a shame....
Vote ke Leyae Kuch bhi Karege
do constructive work towards growth of people, not constructing statues
- DAPHNEY ANDRADE,
The government should be criminally prosecuted for looting the public exchequer.
This atrocities needs to be stopped. first they use to poach our lands now eyes on sea ?
there are so many imp things whr we can spend 350 crores for a great and noble couse.... i am hardcore believer in maratha and the shivaji raje ...i am against of the statue
1st save Mumbai whenever there are heavy showers,
we need to get our priorities right.They would not do this if the money was from their pockets.
Arrange to use the allotted fund for infra projects inside the city, or pls just better burn the said money in public.
That money can be used more efficiently such as improving the drains and water supply to Amchi Mumbai !
i agree. such idiotic ieas only stupid indians can think of
- shahbaz temkar,
This is appaling! Our tax money needs to be used for building the infrastructure of this collapsing city and not for some silly statue. The government should be ashamed.We have appaling public transport and roads, why not put in that. You rather make a skytrain for peoples benefit that a useless statue which nobody cares for except some politicians.
Does anyone has guts to find out where this dirty money is coming from ? Public who support this shit are fools - 350 crores can do good for thousands then spending money on such costly toilet in middle of nowhere ? All this money ? Where does it come from ?
a pure WASTE. put up a poster instead.....ill sponsor the poster to save the 350 crore :)
Try to improve the slums instead of pouring crores to water.......
- Rajashree Khalap,
Please wake up. it\'s time to change so pls help us do that.
Is anyone actually filing this in court?
- Shyam Peri,
- Preetha Athrey,
most stupid idea
R L Lalwani,
Please sanction the funds to Bandra, there are lot of hawkers on the roads, the care takers can use this money rather than take from hawkers and get rid of them
- farida fatehi,
- Shirin Dara Contractor,
It is a sinful waste when we have so many poor to feed.
- Rohan L Gidwani,
I support this petition without prejudice or bias. Let us first develop a state in which all people can have access to education, housing, health care, nutrition, a state with better infrastructure and public utilities, a state in which all people feel secure and equal. A state that Chhatrapti Shivaji would be proud to have his statue in.
tell them if they want to make the statue all mps of maharashtra should surrender their mplads funs. and make it. as such no mp uses his fund for welfare of public
- raj m,
- Rohit Suri,
Do you think Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj would be proud of this construction?
- audrey haldankar,
\'Iss madness Se Hame Bachao\'
- Dwayne Das,
Dear Chief Justice, Pls keep ur hand on ur heart & ask ur self is it necessary. if ur heart says yes pls go ahead we respect it..... I am shour one cannot lie to himself
A WASTE OF MONEY WHEN 80% OF iNDIA IS STARVING
- jyoti aryan,
There are better ways to show respect that by wasting tax payers money, which should ideally be used elsewhere...ones that even shivaji would deem appropriate!
- Nilkanth Sudhir Jatar,
- Aditi Singh,
just spend that much money on infra stucure and to help poor peoples
- divya bhatia,
what a waste of money! what a waste of thought. Public property, heritage etc. Shamelessness ka peak, especially at a time when there is drought looming our country.
- Jangu Sethna,
The money can be put to much better use especially when majority of our population falls below the poverty line.
Rupam J Das,
\"Try to improve the slums\"
- dr.parvin desai,
same funds can be diverted in housing projects for the homeless and named after Chhatrapati Shivaji two things taken care !!!!!!!
- Sonal Kapadia,
- sudarshan malpani,
- Abha Matthan,
Terrible idea to make a statue in the middle of the sea.
please do not go ahead.
With you Vishal!!
What a stupid idea!!!! After all common sense is not so common amongst the politicians!!!!
They should put a statue of him - at their cost - on top of the Ghats where he belongs.
- Gaurang Poddar,
While a city like Mumbai needs and even deserves a lasting monument, this is not one that stands the test of commonsense. Let the be money be invested in the future of Mumbai rather than in memories of long-past glories. Let it be put to use helping the deserving needy with the means of earning a livelihood on the one hand and by building the infrastructure that the city needs most desperately on the other. I\'m pretty sure that\'s the way Shivaji would have thought too: build for a lasting future rather than dwell in the past.
the govt shold first make some roads, clear these dirty slums and build a decent city instead of wasting money on these dumb statues. I would like this to be stopped right now.
We want better accountability & a responsible use of our money. We work very hard to earn it & pay all our taxes diligently.
All sensible Maharashtrians must surely be embarrassed by the multiplicity of locations and structures and such named by the one and only Chhatrapati. The waste of it all apart, it demonstrates the hilarious shortage of Maharashtrian heroes! What a bunch of clowns.
- Aziz F,
- Minal Singhal,
- Divya Muzumdar,
- varsha kewalramani,
i think what ever youhave stated is absolutely right.. we have many real problems to tackle till the time comes to give our city an esthetic value..
- a malik,
- azhar meer,
- Rukhshana Sholapurwala,
Mr. Maheli M. Amalsadvala,
A very appropriate reason to lodge the protest. Trust the Petioners are recognised against the might of the politicians.
- Pereena Lamba,
- Pradip Thakker,
We dont need this, complete bloody waste.....
- natasha alpaiwalla,
I absolutely agree with Visahl.
- shashi merchant,
- Anuradha Pandit,
If the Maharshtra Government feels that a statue is what the people of Mumbai want - let them (like Lalbaug ka Ganpaty)take up a collection from people who want it - not spend general tax money.
- lalita khurana,
- Amar Sheth,
lets not dwell into past anymore n pay attention ahead. there are a lot many issues whick needs to be sorted out ....aaam janta has nothing to do with these statues what we want is peace n prosperity n please Mr. Ministers dont put our hard earned money into these things...
- zakir ahmed,
- Umesh Kothari,
Dear Mother Theresa, theres no thought for you nor for the good you did in India and witnessed by our generation, alas there is no tribute for you being discussed by our Leaders. They are fixated on a 16th century icon they never saw who\'s name already adorns a Train Terminus, an Airport, a Political Party, a Playground, a Statue, Public Holiday, a Street, a University and many others. Yet You will always be cherished in our hearts.
- Monica Grover,
- mehr Ursekar,
I\'m absolutely agree!
hey fuckers, whats up
- Homi Dhunjibhoy,
What a waste of money. Invest in slum redevelopment and literacy of the country instead. What happened to India being a potential economy?
kishore d .f,
shivaji is in the history books forever and dont need more validation.
Completely Agree with you Vishal!!
- Lyla Dhunjibhoy,
zarir j cama,
waste not - want not ! We cannot afford this waste !
- Priyanka Lahiri,
Skyrocketing prices of daily commodities, farmers commiting suicide, pathetically ill-equiped police force in times of terror , etc. etc. do not matter as long as our \"mantrijis\" get to inscribe their names on inaugural slabs under statues that they get built with the publics hard earned money. Wake up citizens this shameless waste must stop. With the highest regards to the maratha warrior who envisioned \"Maharashtra\" as the whole of India, and not just the state.
Trishul M Wadhwa,
Forget the statue, Forts ko Yaad karo please
- Carina Dhunjibhoy,
WAS 35 LAKHS GIVEN TO THE PEOPLE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FIGHTING ON 26/11 ?
- Dev Lamba,
- Shane Dhunjibhoy,
message to politicans abolish vote bank politics and start governing
- vatsal deshmukh,
This is what happens when we choose these illiterate people as our leader i can imagine where they are going to lead us.
- salim dhakwala,
Completely agreeing with the points made here.
This is only for political gain and will not benefit the city in any way.I do not support this.
A stalky terrorist was Shivaji so I researched, and with \"world terrorism\" at peak these days, this is just it - finally a strategic plan from our idle minded Ministers that should thwart an attack from the sea. Is there really no other distinguished icons that Maharashtra has witnessed since 1630?
- Mrinalini Sharma,
Stop dragging the city into political matters.I do not support this decision as it will do no good to the city in any way.
Beautiful thinking Vishal...I am with you.
- Udit Patwardhan,
- shibani Wadhwa,
- D. Gilder,
There are definitely netter ways to utilize the taxpayers money than erect stupid statues which do not contribute to the progress of the city in any way. END THIS DIRTY POLITICS.
- rukhmini krishnan,
- Mrs Jenai Banaji,
The great Chattrapati\'s army marched on a full stomach.Their descendants toil on half full bellies at the mercy of unscrupulous politicians. The great Marattha warrior would never have tollerated wasteful expenditure before the interest of his people.
S R Paranjape,
This waste of public money must be stopped.
- Mihir Chauhan,
- Neville Daruvala,
Jayanth Vasanth Nair,
This is a pure waste of money. The very government promises to help better the education scenario and then ends up squandering our hard earned money..I dont need this statue..India doesn\'t need this statue, hell Shivaji doesnt need this statue. PERIOD
Nix the statue and extend the sea-link upto nariman point. much more needed.And an even better looking landmark. methinks even Shivaji Maharaj would agree
Public funds should be used for the public welfare. Erecting statues is an archaic custom - we have enough of them already.
This is not just a Mumbai/Maharashtra issue but a national one. Injudicious spending affects us all.
- Rudabah Dadachanji,
shabbir s mohommed,
If the attempt is to recreate the feel of Liberty Island and the statue of liberty of New York, its sorely misplaced. How would the statue in the ocean repair the dismal states of our roads, drainage/sanitation, public transportation, water supply and so many other basic amenities, the list being endless, that mumbaikars need. Provide the most basic level of efficient/functional infra stucture first and then we can consider beautifi- cation of the city, and when all that is achieved i would gladly be the first one to sign a petition supporting such an endeavor. Till then let no money be spent on anything but things that improve the quality of life of the common man in mumbai.
- Dara Gandhi,
- Faiyaz Khambati,
Guys, hats off to you\'ll for putting in motion what we only sit and crib and complain about . Three cheers to ur team and I for one definately support this petition. Pls keep me in the loop for any developments. thx
Have a heart politicos and give a healthy one to Mr.Jayant Dhamankar(milkman - TOI Sep.07 page5)or the next tsunami will wash away our esteemed Chattrapati.Dont let this happen please.
- Niki Sorabjee,
- Zareen Watson,
Even if the statue is made , instead of 350 crores it will cost the governments crores more as half of the money will be siphoned to corrupt people . In short waste over waste.
- Coomi Dubash,
- Aditi Bawkar,
- Rishav Kanoria,
My complete and whole hearted support.Where are the environmentalists, the fisherman not protesting????
- Krushna Ranaware,
- Prince Joseph,
Please stop wasting money. Use that to buy some garbage sweepers in the city and clean it of its dirt.
Building statues is an insult to the life achievements of a person
- Dhiren Pania,
- Setu ,
Thanks Vishal Dadlani .. now is the time to unite for a better 2morrow ..
- Boman Yezdani,
Good job Vishal, Iam wit u.
Well done Vishal for voicing this concern, our idiot politicians have done it again (they look for ways to make a fool of themselves) poor Shivaji Maharaj must be thinking that all his struggle & sacrifices have gone to waste. I don\'t think our stupid politicians have a clue about things like national deficit, inflation, farmer suicides, poor infrastructure, poverty, hunger faced by the sons of the soil that they want to waste 350 crores on a statue. They should be reminded that public funds must be used for public welfare. If they are concerned about giving our birds another place to sit / shit on , they can do so from their own pocket (I am sure our wealthy netas can shell out a few crores from their deep pockets for Shivaji Maharaj\'s statue)
Could politicians please follow the teachings of great men instead. Why not open schools/colleges hospitals/old age homes - the best way to utilise OUR hard earned money.Name it the \"Shivaji Institution\" why not- but for God\'s sake-not a statue-we\'d give you more votes for the Institutions but no vote goes to you if you plan to build a \"Statue\"
public money is for public welfare
Let us concentrate on a better Maharashtra free of corruption than on putting expensive statues which even respective legends would have opposed
I object more to this for being a hazard to the environment than it being a waste of money!Mumbai does need a monumental landmark but not at the cost of the environment!
with airports n railway stations n more being named after SHIVAJI can any mumbaite forget the great maratha warrior? the money should be put to better use, please.
- Anshul Doshi,
- Esha Chauhan,
- Sanaa Shaikh,
- tariq baig,
- RUCHITA SHAH,
- Varun Purandare,
Whats the idea behind having a \"Tourist attraction\" when the city is not tourist friendly??? Work on the infrastructure Idiots!!!!
- rina mehta,
If the govt really wants to honour Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj why don\'t they create a new drought/disaster relief fund and name it after him?
Thank a 350 Crores times.... requesting 350 crores people of the world to join this movement .....
I understand the seriousness of the matter and request an immediate action in this regard.
The money should be spent in a way that it will improve the quality of living- therea re so many among us who struggle for the want of infrastructure and amenities, and what about thedrought affected- can we lighten their burden first
this is an example of what ails india and keeps it from becoming a great nation - leaders who use pandering and sycophancy and communalism to misappropriate resources that need to be appropriated to the real needs of building the missing infrastructure of our secular democracy in the 21st century, especially with the added burden of our population explosion, denuded forests and pollution.
- Punit Bhatia,
The vast area to be reclaimed with massive land fill will have a major effect on the sea currents, which will cause shore erosion of disastrous proportions. This will be against all environmental protection norms.
- Euphrasia D\'Souza,
- Agastya Chopra,
- Azim Khakoo,
the money should be utilised for the well being of under privileged.
- Anirudh Parekh,
Good Man from U.S.A., please kindly kill that politician for me since I am not in India anymore. Stupid moth*rfukcer wants to build a statue. WTF????
Like it was mentioned above, 350 crores is a lot of money and should be spent on infrastructure and development, instead of a statue. Im sure the shivsainiks and other groups are gunning for the statue, but hopefully our government doesnt crumble and give in to this ridiculous demand at a time like this...poverty, starvation, scarcity..these are grim times..please put that money to good use..peace
- Poonam Sarup,
- MIRA KAPADIA,
roads and better infrastructure...these overhead walkways (like already built in bandra) are useless for the people they actually should be useful to -- Sr Citizens, rather put escalators there.
- rashi jain,
The first priority for any of the politicians is to keep the city safe from attacks and equip the force with proper sophisticated ammunition and bullet proof vests....the rulers of this city better wake up and smell the coffee....instead of building statues....
- Mahesh Khatri,
Instead of wasting crores on a statue spend that tax payers money to improve the quality of life of the aam aadmi
mrs esmie jacobs,
unbeleivable--who ever thought of this project obviously not aware of the needs of the people of this state--no disrespect to Maharaj Shivaji--but he too would not have agreed to such a collosal waste of money
- Yogesh Sharma,
Drought, Recession, Inflation, Corruption yet we have meaningless statues coming up.
- Rajlakshmi Purkayastha,
The media should be encouraged to highlight the wasted expenditure,and suggest more constuctive use of the tax-payer\'s funds
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M D DAstur,
Any form of reclamation or landfill will result in tidal disruption apart from everything else. The environmental impacts will be far reaching and deadly and must be stopped.
- Rajnish Dhall,
Our government must rethink on this project and consider these other options to pay due respect to Shivaji Maharaj.
- Ekesh Desai,
WE DONT NEED STATUES WE NEED A CLEANER & GREENER CITY
- Sadanand Bhagat,
- F. Forbes,
I agree with you. We desperately need to arm our Police and our Coast Guard
- Aruna Bhinge,
intelligent politicians in the current breed...an oxymoron
- Gayatri Ugra,
National Interest is of Prime Importance, compared to any other Interest.
I think the money should rather be used for better infrastructure and development.
please stop this waste
INSTEAD OF WASTING MONEY THEY CAN USE FOR NEEDY PEOPLE.
- Dr. Dilip Panikker,
- Krishna Desai,
- Altaf Tyrewala,
- zeenat jaffer,
- Peter de Sousa,
- Arvind Swadi,
Mr.S and Mrs .T. . Daruwala,
The venerated most popular of Maharastra\'s hero deserves a better memorial than this not easily approachable and likely to be damaged by high waves. A much better use of this large sum of money whould be to open a school to train male teenagers in martial arts and girls in self defence and after completion of training call them \'Shivajites\' or another suitable title!
gerson da cunha,
is a political stunt and goondagiri against its opponents the way to honour a great name?
- Khorshed Sidhwa,
- Farokh Sidhwa,
- Ashwini Ailawadi,
- Nari Chothia,
please stop this at any cost
Indians, Please wake up. Politians think of citizen\'s welfare while spending tax payers\' money.
- Tanya Mann,
Our state or country can channelize this huge amount on Police qtrs, municipal schools or Hospitals all in pathetic condition ( No funds Ha... Joke ? )
Please stop wasting public money on projects that we don\'t want
do not waste our money on this ...our city needs so many other important facilities!
VILAS B SHETTY,
MONEY SHOULD NOT LIE IDLE OR SIPHONED BY WESTED INTEREST.
There are better things that the city fathers can do with Rs. 350 cr. than erecting a statue off the coast. Please consider any one of the options that could actually make a diifference to the people of Mumbai!
- devansh mehta,
Stop wasting the public\'s moeny on stupid things like this.
- shreya wadhwani,
Its an appropriate PIL. If we do not protest, there will be several similar projects in future.
Out of this money...50% will be channelized to the bloody corrupt Government Officers and Babus....
Adrian de Souza,
Maharashtra can do with water management and specifically a better irrigation system instead of a statue in the middle of the sea.
This money could be used for a better purpose! Stop wasting it please.
In todeay\'s TOI newspaper there is a milk man who needs to undergo a heart surgery. His appeal to politicians/govt have fallen on deaf ears. The people to whom he supplies milk are helping out in their own little way. But it will not cover the cost. Reference is also made to the unnecessary huge expenditure on this proposed statue, the same money which could be used to helping this poor milkman and the other less fortunate of our State.
- Dhun Tata,
BY PUTTING UP THIS ULTRA EXPENSIVE PROJECT WE R NOT GONNA BEAUTYFY BOMBAY. INFACT ITS A CRIMINAL WASTE OF TAX PAYERS MONEY.HOW ABOUT GIVING BOMBAY PROPER ROADS N DRAINAGE SYSTEM INSTEAD!!!!!!!!!
Please stop this senseless move. Why can\'t you use the money to improve people\'s lives instead?
- soniya lalla,
Well... lets get real.. Rs.350 Crores... We can definately use this money for better infrastructure... which is priority... with all due respect to Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj..
statue may made from water dessolve elements which will not become hazardous to marine flora and fauna
Wasting People\'s money on stupid things like these is a crime. Please use the money for better purposes.
Sylvia de Souza,
Spend the money on supplying electricity and drinking water in Maharashtra\'s villages
Rs 350 crores????? Why don\'t you use it for better infrastructure? Stop wasting people\'s money. Politicians are only here to waste people\'s money, aren\'t they. Please stop this.
- RAZIA GANDHI,
As a tax-paying citizen, I would rather have this money spent on building footpaths and cycle lanes, or improving the sewage system of the city.
- Prathmesh Oke,
Though a statue of Shivaji would be a fitting gesture, the city is currently in severe need of alternative transport and an upheaval of all its other infrastructure systems. I believe that our government shouldn\'t be allowed to spend money on such frivolous ventures, such as a statue to commemorate Shivaji, while it claims it has no money for infrastructure projects, and takes loans for the same.
Alim S. Currim,
Please build a hospital for the economically chanllenged - you can call it Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj (Free) Hospital if necessary
No need of something like this
- Alison Saldanha,
- Amrish Vaidya,
- Parag Kabadi,
D J Gilder,
Considering that we live in hope of a good monsoon year after year, and we live by the sea, Rs 350 crores should be used to put up a desalination plant that could bring some semblance of a back-up in case of a failure.
We have Shivaji statues all over Maharashtra.Use this money for the poor people in Mumbai and relocating the beggars,street children instead.
- Binaifer Karanjia,
s d raj,
Would the hero of our history the great Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj feel it an honour to see the people he fought for dying of hunger? or would he put this money to better use? Walk in the steps of the great man please. Our main stay -the farming community need this money more than we need a memorial statue costing this amount.Improve things that need to be done? We certainly have more sense than this don\'t we? Wake up please there is much more you can do for this country.
- Aayush Kamani,
- sapna agarwal,
Forward the money to me. I will use it for an excellent cause. Seriously - the statue-in-the-sea idea is atrocious. Three generations from now, our kids will spend a fortune demolishing it, and wondering how their ancestors were so vain, so wrong, and so uncaring of nature and the environment. So let\'s save them the hassle, and yes, send the money to me.
I vote against the proposed construction of the statue.
do something worthwhile...and maybe the next generation will erect YOUR statues!!
I vote against this proposal and suggest the state government use this money to develop the areas that need help!
I am sure the hon. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, if in his right mind, would have agreed to this petition.
Respect the people who have done their duty and gone, but care for the people who are ALIVE. Don\'t misuse the hard earned public money.
The money definitely needs to be put to better use.
- Rohit Jain,
- Shahfreen Elavia,
- A.P, Sharma,
shivaji\'s memorial shud be built at a fort which he occupied, not mumbai where he did not come at all.
Support this petition and stop this insanity!!!
Besides being a colosal waste of crores of Rs. The construction will pollute the sea waters. I doubt it that Shivaji himself would have ever allowed it.
- Manka Kaur,
300 odd crores I understand was the original cost of the sea link.I f at all the politicians want it let them pay for it out of their pockets.
better teh governemnet first invest money in building infrastructure and help poor farmer badliy hit by irregular monsoon..
Yes , I do agree for the same. Best Hospitals and Schools in the name of Great Leader Shri Shivaji Maharaj is most welcome!
Besides the money being used for the above mentioned above it could also be used for maintaing and restoring the forts built by Chatrapati Shivaji.
- Anita Garware,
Money should be used for the state of maharashtra and its citizens. Even the valiant king himself, if alive today, would abhor such wasteful expenditure.This is nothing but a political manouvre at peoples expense.
- Maxie Cooper,
Sunil K. Danda,
Yes , I do agree Go for a cause which will enrich everyones life. Maharaj will give u a blessed smile for making it a people friendly cause than..... a unwanted monumental loss. Jai Bhavani Jai Shivaji Maharaj..
- Ameya Sahasrabudhe,
Ridculous way to spend money by Maharashtra govt. Make Mumbai more beautiful by providing parks ,garden , good roads,flyovers and a green city to live in
- kim m,
- Shaila Mallik,
- Falguni Oza,
Hopefully, after the state elections, the project will be given an environmental (sea) burial.
Bhavna Jain Bhutta,
There are many more and highly important issues for which the state can use this kind of money.....roads, schools, hospitals, even beautifying the city otherwise....this is sheer waste. We love our sea as it is.
adr. F. F. Bharucha,
Could not be a more brutal a way to disfugure marine Drive and Mumbay
Percy Russa Patel,
We can find much better ways of fund utilization than flitter it away this way. Already Shivaji Maharaj\'s memory is carved out in plenty with areas named after him as well as statues all over Mumbai. Appreciate reconsider such frevolous expenses to put to much much better use.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj inspired and united the common man to fight against the tyranny of Mughal ruler Aurangzeb...If he were alive, I\'m sure he would now inspire & unite us to fight against this ridiculous idea of a statue in the middle of the sea - when destitute Maharashtrian farmers are committing suicide for not being able to repay a measly Rs 3200....Has the govt lost all perspective?
We need better ammunition for the mumbai police than just that mere \"danda\" they carry around, they need to be trained... to protect the glory of maharashtra... what else could be a fitting tribute to a King who fought valiantly for the pride and security of maharashtra ...
Are we trying to beat the americans by building a statue bigger than the statue of liberty? Why ? Lets make Mumbai a better city than New York with better infrastructure, less crime, better quality of living for our people.
- R K J KHAMBATA,
- Nidhi Sonawala,
- sabiha ghiasi,
This is a noble cause! May common sense prevail
- Asha Nayegandhi,
No disrespect to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, but this does not seem to be in his glory.
rajen n. parikh,
The Chhatrapati karma bhoomi was in the mountains. He was not a naval admiral. His place is not in the middle of the sea.
Rather spend this money trying to improve life of poor in city
im happy that people have taken interest in the state of affairs of their respective cities . I have studied Shivajis life history in great detail and the one thing he was famous for was keeping a check on unneccessary wastage of resources and extravagace . These politicians are doing just that in his name. but in the same breath i have to say that PILs in India DONOT work like the Class Action Lawsuits here in the U.S. im still supporting this cause, since good thoughts should be encouraged. good work guys, hope theres at least one PIL which goes in the favor of the public.
How dare they spend my hard earned tax money to glorify a mountain rat!!!! Shame!
- S. Gopal,
I fully agree with the petitioner that it is wasteful spending on such meaningless project while the same money can go towards building better infrastructure in the city.
spend the money on bombay. shivalji would have wanted the city saved rather than his statue erected in the sea
I suggest the people living in Maharashtra send this big amount in nurturing the Agricultural growth....rather than on the Statue...
- deepak ounjabi,
- Prakash Mehata,
- Hafiza Chauhan,
- I love my India,
- Om Joshi,
v do not need any artificial thing to attract people...this state is known coz of him, if v save the state n country from dying , v will b making him a very happy man... long live maharashtra ... long live India
- Puneet Thakar,
stop missusing tax payer\'s money
- Jitender K.Sodhi,
ridiculous.. Government of Maharashtra is totally out of their minds... arent the ashamed to even think about a statue in te sea of 350 crores, while people are starving... DAMN..
At a time when the Congress Party President has requested her own party functionaries to curtail their own salaries, I feel it is shameful that her own party is building an exorbitantly expensive and wasteful statue that would truly make a gallant soldier like Shivaji cringe with disgust.
- Anu Bhatia,
- Rochelle D\'souza,
- Patrick D\'souza,
I am a Indian and am proud of being a Ghati. I am apalled at the extravagance despite the poor infrastructure and lack of adequate security. Will the common man please stand up, think from the head and unite to raise awareness and accountability amongst those who govern.
- Arvind Hareendran,
Please help the state and its people....we need the help more.....
- Mrs Kajal Shah,
- Bhrgu Sahni,
Shivaji maharaj must be very upset to see/hear how his name is being misused by his so called \"devoted followers\".
- Shernaz Vasunia,
Honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Please give basic infrastructure projects preference over such a huge budget beautification project. Thank you.
let us not spoil our oceans. What a beautiful home we have, this Blue & Green Earth!
this is the most foolish idea from a stupid commitee who cannot think. Are they blind and dumb?
- Ritika Kotwani,
- Antoinette De Mellow,
- Dhruv Malkani,
- vyoma parikh,
Pls use the funding and the energy for the betterment of the people and improving the infrastructure of the city.
- Shirin Petit,
- rusi namerian,
- Ramesh Poola,
We indians are looking silly. There has to be a limit to Shivaji veneration
Use the money for the benefit of the poor people not for pootlas.
- RAJAT DASGUPTA,
- Shakun Batra,
As if we haven\'t lost enough of our history by naming everything in the state after the only king worth speaking about in a couple of thousand years, now we wish to distort our scenery. Appalling.
can we first provide basic necessities to all.
- Ruchi Bhimani`,
- Dhimant Vyas,
- Vandana Jain,
- Priya Kaul,
- S K Bharucha,
Such a waste of taxpayers money! This money should be used to improve the infrastructure of the city.
- Sonia Anand,
Please use the money for the poor families in Maharashtra / Mumbai
Please lets use that money to clean up Mumbai and improve its infrastructure
This money sure can be put to better use.
- Prerna Dar,
Let us respect our Historic leaders not by playing with the emotions of people. These honourable leaders command respect & not demand respect.The politicians should stop taking us for a ride. Enough is Enough
Build a statue by all means. But don\'t build one for for votes; don\'t build one to foster regionalism over nationalism; do not take help of historical figures to cover up your own impotence and lack of achievement; and do not dishonour the memory of a great warrior saint by turning him into an eyesore - a danger to the very environment of the nation of which he was the protector.
There is much more to do to elevate poverty than erect statues
H P Daruwalla,
The same money can be used for housing or some other purpose for the poor, and that can be named after some dignitary.
- Shirley Williams ,
I agree with the above thought and sincerely feel that the proposed sum of monies should be spent towards upliftment of the underpriveleged or used towards infrastructure improvement within the city.
I thoroughly support this initiative.
- Merle Almeida,
better use for mumbai...basics requirements need to be put in place......or this city will sink
we have far more imp priorities in health and education
- Keshav Sanghi,
Dr. Gita Shah,
Surely the huge amount can be put to better use. Mumbai needs good infrastructure!!!Better transport ,water etc. Do the politicians think at all?
Dr. Gita Shah,
Surely the huge amount can be put to better use. Mumbai needs good infrastructure!!!Better transport ,water etc. Do the politicians think at all?
Mumbai for Mumbaikars! Bombay for Bombayites! Let the proud legacy of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj shine through in the lot of his people not in insipid monuments!
- Ajay Chandru,
this is an unnecessary expense - the money can be better spent on improving living conditions for the millions of Mumbai
- Ashesh Dhawale,
- arzan khambatta,
- Diana Kotwal,
lets do something to represent the future... not the past gone by. Instead of statues spend to improve the city... clean it up...improve infrastructure... beautify it in a manner that will brieng in tourists
- Pramod Patankar,
Shameful waste of money. Please use this for more needy people.
build up good infrastructure in Mumbai, stop the inflation rate of essential commodities. Don\'t waste public money.
A wasteful expenditure that can easily be avoided and the funds utilized to fortify the\" Mumbai Kila\"
- Sunil Ahuja,
- shilpa karkhanis,
this is stupidity to waste public money on shit like this.
This money could be better spent in helping the millions of people who are dying due to starvation and lack of basic amenities.
total waste of money , people in our country need food clothing shelter and education , lets provide for the living humanity first ....
Time to let these guys know that our hard earned money which we pay as tax should be put to better use than this
- sapna nath,
I support this petition as i believe that honoring the dead without honoring the living is not only hypocritical but also an insult to those great men who have sacrificed their lives for the welfare of their nation state, such as in Shivaji himself! We do not need to show our appreciation towards our great hero by erecting a statue and overtime watch it get dilapidated due to our indifference towards it. On the contrary, attacking our indifference towards our people would be a greater service to them then building statues and monuments which do nothing but divide our people into castes communities and the likes. I sincerely wish and hope that this wastage of funds and resources are channelized for better purposes.
- Gayomard Mehta,
Please use the money for a sensible and needy cause.
- Shama Jetha,
Please use the money for good quality infrastrcuture, raising the standard of living of the average Indian, eradicating poverty and filth that hits one in the eye when one comes to Mumbai.
There are many uses of this money, so I wouldn\'t elaborate on that, but we\'ve to find ways to keep our politicians in check for good.
- Gerard Rebello,
- D. Zaiwala,
I fully agree to your views. We do nto need unnecessary expense in a city where huge investment in basic infrastructure is the need of the hour
- Honey Mani,
You couldn\'t have said it better. I will echo that we mean no disrespect to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The memory of his greatness will be better perpetuated by spending the money on more philanthropic causes.
- Dipali Dhanak,
- Arindam Nath,
It makes no sence to do this, pls stiop this.
- Seema Rungta,
if our goals are education, health, infrastructure, & this monument is not achieving those goals then is not important enough!
- Ankita Bakre,
- Simmone Chakraborty,
- Divya Rishi,
I refuse to let my tax payments be used to fatten a corrupt/rabble-rousing politician\'s behind. Shivaji Maharaj would slaughter these parasites himself if he were around today.
- Hiral Shah,
- Khurshed Dastoor,
- Amol Hosing,
- Anisha Padhee,
- gulzar karmali,
- Havovi Dastoor,
- Zenobia Kabadi,
I really dun understand the fuzz.... I really dun mind a statue of shivaji at the bay... it will add a landmark to the island city. And as people we have already destroyed the beauty of the city by polluting and littering.. So no need of such petitions and pointing fingers to others.. letz improve ourselves at first place.
- Augustine Dominic Fernandes,
And here we go again this is what all our tax goes for instead of helpin the who actually need it...nthin new ... ihope this petition makes a diffrence
- Dean Vaz,
- Parmeshwar Godrej,
- Charu Thapar,
- TRIPTI SRIVASTAVA,
It\'s a sheer waste of money, let it be utilised for a better cause
- Punita Shah,
With due respect to Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the Statue will only cause more confusion and excuses to start a riot in our beautiful city(which once upon a time was a very peaceful and safe place to live in)The large amount could be put to better use.
- Neela D\'Souza,
The same money could be used to educate and feed people, I do not believe Chatrapati Shivaji would approve of this unnecessary glorification when so many children are starving in our glorious Maharashtra.
- Freddie F Turel,
I agree with the comments... there are enough statues to be taken care of, which are at present neglected... a humble request
Keep up the good work my support always for the cause of environment. Thanks and all the best.
BHAVIN R. SHAH,
A wasteful expenditure, the money can be better spent on improving living conditions for the millions of Mumbai\"
- farida nicholson,
- nadir khan,
- Viviana Pinto,
- sunita poojari,
- shushma shah,
- alpa vasa,
- Bishakha Datta,
Money being used by the Government for the right reasons would never bother me. This really bothers me. 350 crores for a statue...? Did anyone run this by us?
WASTE OF MONEY !! I am sure Shivaji Maharaj would be very happy if that money was put to the uplitment of his people . The politicians are free to build what they want FROM THEIR OWN MONEY !!!
We need more educated politicians in our country. This is ridiculous.
- Zubin Madon,
- Girishchandra desai,
- sugatha menon,
Each time I think we have seen the ultimate act that is utterly disgusting our politicians and their lackies pull out another out of the bag.
- C M BENDRE,
- Asavari Honavar,
There are better ways to use this money.
Please get your priorities right!
I agree with the PIL. The great Shivaji attained his greatness and respect not by dwelling on glories of the past but by striving to improve the current lot of his people. That\'s a lesson we need to take before choosing to glorify our past (by building yet another monument to the great man). Please try to improve the current lot, instead of trying to enhance a memory which is already held in great esteem, respect and love.
y waste money on making a statue of someone whoe\'s great enough to be known all by himself....truly speaking does a figue like Shivaji need a statue to prove he was gr8??
We have follow and adopt the virtues of the Great Leader and not built Stautues of no wroth
I stand dedicated to the cause as a responsible Indian.
please spend on education rather than statues!!!
With both the domestic as well as the international airports as well as the museum named after Chhatrapati Shivaji, it is unlikely that any of us will forget the Great Maratha in a hurry. I am sure once built, the statue itself will shed tears of anguish at the selfish motives of the self-serving politicians.
- Neha Mehta,
- ashish bhatia,
- Kavita Kanthan,
- Sulaxmi Laud,
- Viresh Shah,
Its a sheer waste of public money. As usual, politicians just end up wasting money on statues either of themselves or historicals figures. This amount should be spent for a more pressing cause like our farmers instead. And those who support having this statue built should contribute it from their own pockets.
- Betty Solomon,
Murad Ali Sayed,
This is indeed very ridiculous that when an average citizen has to shell out one - two months hard earned salary in form of various taxes our government has this kind of money where our politicians can think of spending it as per their discretion. If all the infrastructure woes and debts of poor farmers have been taken care then a paid world class theme park or a tourist attraction would be a better option to generate more income for our state / country
I don\'t see the harm in building his monument. There are a million buildings that could be disrupting the environment. Besides ofcourse the fact that we as people of this country are quite good at pointing fingers at the Govt., but do nothing much in the name of ethics and civic sense. I sign this petition, but I strongly believe that even if the construction of this monument is stopped, thr\'s not much that can be done about our country unless we all take matters in our own hands.
- Kerry Lobo,
Statues are not a sign of respect, emulation is. Respect the ocean and spend the money on education for poor children.
spend the money on education instead, or giving us better roads, less crowded trains, creating employment...instead
- Deepak Kumar Dash,
agreed hundred percent on what is written.
Its high time we speak up. Politicians please do whats immediately required for the city! Votes will auto come in
- Shimul Gupta,
- Avan E. Patel,
With due respect to the greatest warrior of all times...Im sure CSM will be happy if this money is spent on sumthing which is more important to the people of Maharashtra... If at all any organization wants to get it done, let it be done thru their exchequer and not from the state Govt\'s exchequer.....JI HIND JAI MAHARASHTRA
Pls dont let this happen. It will destroy our sea
- Dr. Dhananjay Rau,
- ashish hemrajani,
- Karan Kulkarni,
Aditya Vyas ,
Really the politicians are making a fool of themselves and Shri.Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj would have flogged such administrators to death if he knew that inspite of so many grim issues to be resolved they are erecting wasteful monuments. All of us should, in memory of the greatest king, like Shri Shivaji Maharaj, oppose with full vigour ,these politicians from misusing his name and insulting our intelligence.
- Odette Dsilva,
We al have great respect for Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. IF we want to show MORE respect then the money should be used for something useful like mentioned in the petition so that he can be remembered with awe & respect by the future generations.
- F Rustomji,
Please use the citizens funds for the underprivileged and not for glorifying some politician.
- parikshit dar,
- behram mullan,
The government should toss these ideas into the garbage (NO OFFENCE TO ANY RELIGION/CAST), I think all our Politicians who are heavily loaded (as everyone knows) should contribute and build this statue which I am 100% sure they will not, but if they do decide to go ahead then they should be given the go ahead by the court only if they can completely achieve 3 tasks: 1.= 100% literacy in Maharashtra. 2.= 100% Corruption & Poverty free Maharashtra. 3.= 100% Crime / Terrorist free Maharashtra. With the fulfillment of the above I am sure our Politicians will not have to contribute as all the citizens of Maharashtra will be happy to do so.
I highly oppose this since we are passing through recession. That money can be used to upgrade the infrastructure or for the poors.
- Tushar Desai,
- Rumana Rangwala,
This is a good idea
- Mudar Rangwala,
- Aneesha Mistri,
Just waste of money, no one is going to benefit from the statue
They compare this statue to the Statue of Liberty in New York. What they need to know is that the Americans did not spend money on this monument- it was gifted to them by the French.
- shirin mehta,
I agree 100% with this letter
Lets put the taxpayers money to better use and in service of the community (not ststues)
- ranjani datta,
please lets focus and spend our resources on what we need and want. it is our money after all. we want to spend it on education and infrastructure. please oblige.
I was born in Mumbai (Bombay) when it was a very pleasant uncrowded and clean city. Today it is the sad opposite. We have not learned to balance the needs of our people for a quality environment. Let us spend the money to improve the lives of all of Mahrashtra\'s people and clean up Mumbai before building expensive statues.
- Nibha Kaul,
- Akash Bhatia,
- shivani vakil savant,
It seriously is a waste money rather use the money to make better infrastructure......its a pity that the taxpayers hard earned money is spent on things which will not add a bit to infrasturcture or development of the state. Rather use the time and energy and moeny for some more productive work........give free education to children, free food for underpriviledged, repair the potholes so that we can see the road..... i think mumbai has more sretch of potholes and lesser seen road.......important issues first please.
We need to check this statue menace facing our nation, lest the whole of India becomes a UP, where Mayawati and Kashiram\'s statues are posing a serious environmental challenge!!!
Unnecessary. Completely unnecessary. Our city has miles and miles to go on the infrastructure and social welfare front before we can start building statues in the sea with the taxpayer\'s funds.
- Husain Lucknowwala,
Govt does not have funds to pay salaries to genuine workers like teachers et al, but hey have plenty to undertake foreign tours and wasteful expense like this. Wehave enough statues & memorblias, could we not think of something else???
- Kushal Mamoowala,
please avoid this atrocious waste of public money. even chhatrapati shivaji would like the money to be used for the upliftment of the people of the state...
\"We all should have great respect for Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj as he was a Great King. If we want to show more respect then kindly utlize the money in such a way that his people who are starving in Maharashtra and his good soul will be happy.
Please use the money to bring relief to the farmers dying or committing suicide, due to lack of funds.
- Pete A,
- P R Viswanathan,
- Jared Tasho,Mumbai,
- Homi Adajania,
- Aniket Sharma,
With due respect to ChShivajiMaharaj, such extravagant expenses are not needed when lots more important requirements could be looked into.
- Charmaine Luis,
While we all respect Shivaji Maharaj and have already accorded him a befitting status. Such lofty ideas are merely for garnering votes in the ensuing elections. Using such a large sum of money for the underprivileged under a \'Shivaji......scheme\' will be more meaningful
- Devika Soman,
- Aarti Bajaj,
- Sudha Seshadri,
- ARUN SHROFF,
why spend govt money on these people who want these statue to be erected should collect the amount from like minded citizen and build the statue why use taxpayers money which is the easiest route for all the politicians
Education over politics!
- mukund jaisingh,
the money earmarked for this project should be used for upliftment of the poor, education of the masses and other humanitarian issues
I totally agree with all that u have said, & would urge the concerned parties to co operate
Shahrzaad X. Panthaky.,
I agree with the above PIL completely and that the money could definately used for better purposes. In the same intent, Shivaji\'s soul would be happy.
Even Shivaji Maharaj would have not allowed such stupid expenses and would have done something for his people with this money.
- Preetam Chandhok,
Building a monument for Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is not going to add any good fame to the great legend.Instead starting a trust in his name taking care of the needfuls in Maharashtra will certainly make one proud of be being a resident in this state.
Such a waste of money, when people are suffering,system is collapsing , monsoon has almost failed, farmers are killing themselves, roads/schools/infrastructure needs funds.. and they want a statue!! ( does not matter if its ganhijis/ambedkars/shivajis/or anyone elses.. its ridiculous.
I\'m so through Bombay being known for just this one person... So many other ppl have gone into making it the big city it is today. If we can\'t honour them all with nice roads and clean water, screw making a statue for the small joy it will give to the small little coterie of @#$ lickers.
- Sadaf B,
Agree with you. Infrastructure is major priority
get some road works done instead .. ..
Being a great fan of the great Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj, who was one of India\'s best warrior kings with exceptional tactical genius - spread the Maratha kingdom far and wide - however had nothing to do with Bombay or Mumbai. In fact he never stepped on the island complex or exerted any influence on it even in his heydeay. This city was identified by the Portuguese and developed by the Brittish as a springboard to the newer and undeveloped cities of Singapore and Hongkong. Unfortunately the latter two have surpassed us now in every way. If anyone has a claim to city besides the pot-purrie - it is the Kolis - who have been completely marginalized from their erstwhile pristine homeland which was this island complex known as Heptanesia in Roman times. I am sure Shivaji Maharaj\'s greatness included fairness and he would not have liked to be lauded for something he was not associated with. Perhaps he would have preferred a tribute to the Kolis.
I could think of a hundred other ways to use thi money more constructively!
- tanaz bahadurji,
I Beleive in Statement & Wish Betterment for Mumbai.
- Cyrus Daruwala,
I fully agree to what has been mentioned. It is a sheer waste of money and environmental hazard. There are many more serious issues which need to be tackled.
\"Please use the money to bring relief to the farmers dying or committing suicide, due to lack of funds.\"
We can certainly put this money to better use for the infrastructure of our city. May better sense prevail!
i am against this wasting of money. can be utilisied at many other places.
By hook or Crook these politicians will get the Monument erected. To hell with Citizens, how much can i make out of these estimated Rs.300 Crores. Also today the cost estimated is Rs.300 crores. Once the contract is awarded, these politicians, through back door entry will intiate some litigation process though some dummy front and delay the project so that the cosrt goes up and they get more money. Bandra Sealink and various flyovers are linving exanmples. STOP THIS LOOT
- sneha r,
i am against this wasting of money. can be utilisied at many other places.
- Jui Biswas,
An alternate option is that, each of those \'leaders\' who have proposed the erection of the statue, shell out from their personal funds and that of their family, enough to make 3/4th the total cost. the balance 1/4th can be taken from the public exchequer towards the last leg of the project. The funding by the politician must be shown in his books of accounts.
Seriously! What next? What will it take for our Government to wakeup and get real? Do you realise what a disappointment you are?
- Varun Mukerji,
We can use these money to create better infrastructure for Mumbai
We have tremendous admiration for Chatrapati Shivaji. One shudders to think what would have happened to the deccan plateu of this country if he was not born. But yet, there are better ways to remember Shivaji than to erect this statue- and the money being spent on statues in a few states of this coutry can be utilised to provide two square meals a day to poor and the farmers of Maharashtra who are committing suicides at regular intervals.
- Namit Gupta,
- Anand MP,
It also seems as if we are trying to copy the Statue of Liberty!
Please do not waste hard earned tax payers money without asking them
- Sam Bagli,
- (Mrs) Roshan Bulsara,
Please stop wasting tax-payers\' money which can be put to better use
- Vidushi Kamani,
- kanan shah,
- Parikshit Vaid,
I\'m against the statue from an environmental,aesthetic and financial point of view. Nothing against Shivaji. How about building a hospital or school to commemorate him instead?
- ujjwal kabra,
- Vaidehi Chitre,
- Gracie D\'Souza,
And for the residents of Marine drive kindly take a poll before obstructing their view and the beuty of a clear sea with a statue.
its our money. we have a right to choose where to spend it. we love shivaji. we will always, but i do think he will be very pissed off by what u are doing. we named our INTERNATIONAL airport after him. i am sure he will always bless you whether or not u put his statue in the middle of the ocean. isnt land enough?
What a waste of time and public money. What did Shivaji do for Bombay? He was a mountain rat.
Would this be passed if it was done by a private consortium who would then raise funds for it and have to make sure that they made it a self funding entity instead of taking hard earned money from taxpayers. Look a the state of monuments and historical sites in the country it is appalling. Does the govt care about any of the crumbling Shivaji forts that still exist.
It is only the greed for votes that this issue has been taken up by the base Politicians. Perhaps they dont even have much knowledge about Shivaji, but this is just an election appeasement Policy.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was a great ruler and he deserves all the honour one can bestow on him. Accordingly I do not see anything wrong in erecting a statue in his honour.What is unjustified however is the proposed use of public money from the exchequer of Maharashtra State for this puropose. One must instead collect voluntary donations from the public for such a purpose. I am sue there will be a spontaneous and massive response from the public. Let the money from the exchequer be used for providing security to our children from the terroristswho seem hell-bent on destroying our country. Let us also use the Exchequer money to better the lot of farmers in Maharashtra who are committing suicide in large numbers due to the unprecedented drought.
- Pinky Rodrigues,
Arlene F Rodrigues,
\"Seriously! What next? What will it take for our Government to wakeup and get real? Do you realise what a disappointment you are?\"
denaz tata ,
This money rightly belongs to all tax payers in maharastra and public monies should not be used frivously .Rather for the farmers in drought areas and not for votes
- Pramod Basrur,
- Meena ,
please don\'t spoil the beauty of marine drive..
- Shrima Rai,
- tara sahgal,
- Miel Sahgal,
its one drop of sea of inproprer manner with out actualy accessing the fact but want to do anything from govt.fund , its nice he has come up with great to show the entire country i will request to come forward to hold this mashaal all to gether. thanks gyanatth
- Satish Pasar,
Let us stop this drama in the name of a towering personality like Shivaji. The personality is towering enough and does not need any statue or other monuments from a bunch of politicians who do not even know where Shivaji died.
There are more important uses for this very large amount of funding at a time when the ordinary people of Mumbai are living in such difficult circumstances.
- LEENA KUKREJA,
Congratulations for raising the issue andtaking an action.
With due respect to Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, this city needs much more focus and initiatives on infrastructure. If Mumbai has to continue to be world famous for its glory and charm, infrastructure challenges need immediate attention, otherwise we will soon see Mumbai losing its name as on of the top cities in the world. This money must be utilized to improve the city\'s infrastructure.
- VISHU LALA,
the money should be spent at the right place. There are bigger issues to address than building statues. These things will not fetch them any votes. look what happened to mayawati in UP after she spent crores in building up those statues. Indians are wiser now and realise the importance of their votes, so please stop this non-sense enpenditures. Are we paying taxes for this ??? i wonder...
Shrabanti Roy Pereira,
I completely agree with what Mr.Vishal Dadlani has to say.
NO way! you do not do this to Marine Drive! No Disrespect.. but one does not touch marine drive
I FULLY SUPPORT THIS PETITION
- Ritu Sharma,
There are a million issues to be looked such as education of children and health care, before we pop the money on statues.
Jai Ho Maharashtra! But please spare us the statue.
There are several million children starving of hunger in our very own land of Shivaji - cant we spend the money towards their basic needs as opposed to a ridiculously expensive statue!
Bombay is a cosmopolitan city - so we should maintain this status unless other cities or places where the locals dominate. Bombay was developed by the Britishers as well as the Parsi Community and many other rich and well placed communities not MAHARASHTRIANS who are all out to destroy the beautiful commercial caity
- Janine Braganza,
Louie Fernandes. RaLpH,
Great stuff! Hopefully, this effort can lead to some responsible spending of a large portion of our hard earned money taken away under the guise of taxes.
- Ram Puniyani,
No roads, no water, no public transport, no money (state government does not have money to fund infrastructure projects). People have to drink dirty water, travel packed like cattle in outdated trains and buses, walk on roads because there are no pavements. And our wise political leaders want to spend money constructing a statue! Some of the suggestions such as building a hospital or a school with the money are excellent. As also is the one that the politicians shell out part of the cost from their personal treasuries. The priority is development of the state and development is not about statues, it starts at the grass root level. Spend the money on education, welfare, food, please don\'t waste it like this.
- S Gokhale,
This is simply ridiculous - waste of our hard earned money cos the salaried employees are the only section of society who are honestly and sincerely paying up income-tax and all other perquisites taxes which is being squandered by these so called ruthless MAHARASHTRIANS
- Durriya Iyer,
I support this petition. Please use our state fund for the development of its infrastucture and the quality of life of its inhabitants.
- S Chowgule,
Please use our tax money judiciously. A statue is not what we need.
I agree with Preeti. Why doesnt the Government get the funds from our own elected politians who are doing us proud by Hoarding lots of property and money extorted through us, the public and the various PSU\'s who have an upper hand in such extortion, who do these thing legally and in all unfairness og genuine small tenants who are not allowed to earn their bread but are destroyed to give up their hard earn monies earned over the years for such frivolous activities.
Mandar M. Juwatkar,
What next!!! List all the names of Politicians who want to do build the Statue in middle of water and just pass the verdict that they must sell all their assets and savings and then build gr8 free for all Hospital / centre for under Privilege children. Also make them pay for further Maintenance, 70% of their gross salary on monthy basis. And then use our hard earned tax payers money only if required. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj / Mahatma Gandhi / all other gr8 leaders of the world will also be pleased if this is done. Also Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj him self would not have done any thing like wasting of public fund to make statues.
I fully endorse the view. Political whims and fancy has to end sooner or later else a new social civilization would take over
- Vinita Sanghi,
- sunil devnani,
For the sake of votes the govt. is wasting tax-payers money when this money could be used to better the conditions of the farmers, the poor and needy and infracture improvement. Shame on the govt. for this wasteful atrocitity.
- Lynelle Braganza,
Lets honour the living before we honour the dead. Issues like infrastructure, healthcare, welfare of the needy deserve more attention than building statues.
- Rujuta Mody,
- zia sud,
Please use the money for developement of poor people.
- Freddy R Sanjana,
Please use the money for education of poor children
The money generated by our taxes should be used for the benefit of the impoverished people and infrastructural development of our great state and city, not for meaningless purposes such as building statues. There are millions of poor people in the state who have to be considered if we want our country and state to develop and progress into the future.
The money to be used in this project could certainly be put to better use. Please don\'t build a statue, build better roads, better infrastructure to handle heavy rains, better lives for the people of Mumbai.
GOVER NAVILL CADAMSTER,
If Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj had been alive today would he have accepted this proposal? I don\'t think so. In his memory heaps of statues are already erected. Isn\'t that sufficient? There are many other Heroes who are eligible for such pomp and show. Maharashtra is a cosmopolitan city. It is an insult to the other citizens who reside in Mumbai. This money could be better utilised for our fellow beings who are dying of hunger everyday. Save our farmers and defence personals. Take their blessings. You will be doing a huge favour for utilising this money for a better cause.
- Hozefa F Topiwala,
Priti B Mistry,
Kindly make sensible use of the peoples money.
Creat public infrastructure which is useful like hospitals/roads/drainage system...Maharashtra should first serve the needs of its people.
Dear Chief Minister, Please use this money productively - improve our roads , infrastructure , education and farmer aid !! This is our hardearned money which we have paid as taxes for the development of Maharashtra ..It is our right to decide how the money will be used.
Ladislaus L D\'Souza,
How dare the government, elected to serve the peple\'s interest, spend money on its own interests? If this is not for the purpose of scoring brownie points and more votes in the coming elections, what is it?
- Anahita Mehta Havaldar,
It might be better to spend money on roads, drainage, public service projects - before money is spent on erecting statues of our leaders in the middle of the bay.
Government spending should be accountable and the voice of the people must be heard. Conversely, it is time that the public also take accountability for adopting a passive stance when governments indulge in vote bank politics. This petition is a start. Hopefully Mumbaikars will take more of an interest in ensuring good governance and proper prioritization/allocation of tax payers\' monies
- Jeroo K Ichhaporia,
- Samir Shah,
Dr. Girikar B,
Jai C.S.M. ki. Jai Maharashtra.... I feel definitely this is a wasteful expenditure to the tune of a very huge amount. Can be better utilised for some infrastructure purposes of the State. I request the organisers to reconsider their decision to go ahead with the project. Let us pray to Almighty and CSM that wiser counsel should prevail on every one of us in this regard
A mass movement is required to bring a stop to such foolish and whimsical thinking of politicians!
stop the mad uneducated herds take control of this beautiful country\'s reign. dont make the educated compelled to leave the country, stop it, stop it now, stop it this time.
Lets honour the living before we honour the dead. Issues like infrastructure, healthcare, welfare of the needy deserve more attention than building statues.
- GEORGE B DANIEL,
- Rahul Kochhar,
- Abhishek Chopra,
If we have so much money to spend, let\'s do Shivaji proud by helping our farmers in Maharashtra, especially at this drought stricken time
- Rohini Bhagat,
MY FAMILY FULLY ENDORSES THIS PETITION.HOPE THAT OTHERS JOIN IN TO STOP THIS ATROCITY !!!
- Sweety Sobanam,
make something worth for living people rather for who are dead.
- Ramakrishnan S.,
- Vanita Bhagchandani,
I\'m a Marathi girl and proud to be one, but i guess these politicians has not get the true essence of being Marathi Manus. All the great saints and leaders born on this Maharastra land never utilize people\'s hard earn money for such USELESS WORK. If Chatrapati Shivaji had been alive today he would have killed all these stupid decision makers with his own sword. Erecting a statue is bloody SHAMEFUL TRIBUTE to Maharaj, his noble thoughts and behavior. Plz stop humiliating his Aatma anymore.
- Poornima Subramaniam,
well done keep it up. thanks
It is better and wise to care for the living then to deploy resources for wasteful memorials which even the persona in whose honour it is supposed to be would have vehemently opposed.
- Samar Farooqui,
I feel it is just waste of money we should use it for better purpose.
Vivian Pinto ,
Kindly send that money to terror stricken areas, which are still recovering from lastyears aftermath, specially in Orissa.
- Dhawal Tekwani,
stop screwing our beautiful city u bunch of hooligans!
- Rishita Patel,
- amy fernandes,
I really agreed with poornima ,please don’t waste money ,in that much money please give subsidy to educations, parents can give good education to there children. Devang Sanghvi
- s saikia,
Gurvinder Singh Sethi,
Just in Mumbai more than 1.2 million people, 10% of its population, earn less than Rs 20 a day. And we are going to spend Rs.350 Crores on a statue/memorial.
- Asha Uppoor,
What a waste of money. We do not need this \'white elephant\' in our city. The vast amount of money can be spent on making a township in the name of Shivaji that will house thousands of slum dwellers.
In complete agreement with what has been stated above.
- Aarti `Dubey,
- Samit Malkani,
The Tax payer\'s money needs to be used in a better way... not wasted
It\'s a simply waste of money & spoiling environment
- Nikesh Shah,
Please put this money to better nad more needed use.
- Pramila Shivdasani,
- Karan Dalal,
Farhad S. Nathani,
All this wasteful expenditure should be directed only towards infrastructure first. The rest later.
- anil bhavnani,
Sujata Lewis Sisodiya,
Is there any benefit that the common man will derive in any area of his life or help in the socio-economic welfare of the city? This supposed beautification/ political motives will only open a pandora\' box, wasting time, energy & money, placing all other relevant issues on the back-burner
- Shanoo Bijlani,
I totally agree with Vishal on all points.
- bhavna daftary,
L M Khanna,
Leave the nature\'s aesthetics as it is on the Marine Drive.
- M Saroj Lasrado,
- Hashim Kathawala,
instead,strengthen our homeland security!
- Yash Gandhi,
- S Bakshi,
totally agree with you vishal
Dr. Sonal Chhaya,
Surplus funds can be utilised for urgent issues like famine struck areas in Maharashtra, Sewage and drainage which is a mess during monsoons, the list is endless.....
We must support Vishal\'s move
Shilpa Sharma ,
Many of the projects of govt. is pending due to time constraints or money constraints... so plz invest the money to the benifit of local people... & not in establishing the Statues... Shivaji Maharaj is an Appreciative personality & he always dedicated his life for his praja... so follow his footsteps and not establishing his statue.
- Arshiya Fakih Eappen,
- Neha Singh,
- Lamont Dias,
- Viren Desai,
Please put this money to better use. There are many more things required in the city to be improved... Roads for example!
- shaina a,
take care of your living.
- kiran nichani,
this absolute abuse of taxpayers money. shivaji wont protect us. better security will
The money should be put for better use. Improve roads, security towards state, use for keeping our city clean. Clear up garbages. Use money for poor farmers, who inspite of doing great service by sowing, are suffering and opt for suicide.
- simone narsi,
Probably half the money allocated is meant to reach the pockets of politicians
- burhan karanjia,
- Kishen Narsi,
- afsar karanjia,
- ruby narsi,
- Rishita Chandra,
Manoj Jayantilal Shah,
I support this petition as I think that installing Shivaji Maharaj\'s statue in the middle of the sea is sheer waste of money and wasting Rs. 350 crores is not only silly but no sane person will agree to it.All like minded citizens should support this petition and oppose waste of public\'s money. I would like to suggest that if this money is utilised in a better manner then many poor people will sleep happily.
Totally agree with Vishal
for heaven\'s sake, it seems the govt doesnt know what\'s priority, they do of course, but they dont care, with drought looming in the state, water scarcity, infrastructure, power problem, cant they consider people\'s needs first before fattening their pockets
For a state that is starved for better inputs in the agricultural sector, better security for its capital and improved basic facilities like water and power, surely we are not going to allow the tax payer\'s money be used for a statue!
Shame on people who even plan such projects - it\'s all for petty and vested interests of a select few who\'d like to take the money from public coffers for their own personal use .
- Zia Raie,
If only priorities can ever be acertained by the politicians.......wasteful expenditure while turning a blind eye to many,many immediate concerns of Mumbai!!!
Mrs Veona D\'Mello,
I support this petition. The funds earmarked for this project ought to be diverted to the farmers in our State.
- niranjan desai,
I think this is sheer waste of Money to meet whims of the poticians which have a shallow thinking. We respect shivaji Maharaj but this is extraveganza par idotic to show your respect. Instead why not give a tribute to Shivaji by following his true character of Courage and Greatness inculcating knowlege about him at School level? Same monies that they will spend for the statue will be sufficient o do it.
K. B. Sethna,
Spend the amount for any WORTHWHILE CAUSE which are a plenty in our country.
keki v. dehnugara,
THIS IS UNWANTED WASTE OF FUNDS.
Where is our sense of priority? Why do we undertake such meaningless projecs?
Resources should allocated and used more for the need of the hour of which is infrastructure and stopping farmer suicides.
- manoj parpiani,
Use better Money!
Please pay heed to this senseless activity and prevent it from happening..
There are many grave issues to address in our city & money should be put to better use.
use for proper infrastructure and for the welfare of the farmers
About time the High Court decided against such criminal waste of funds !!
Stop the criminal waste of money.
CHOOSE PRACTICALITY OVER SENTIMENTALITY
- Divya Chaudhry,
Please use the funds for the right cause. Shivaji Maharaj would have never appreciated 350 crore to be wasted on a monument instead he would have used for the less fortunate in the city, state and country - JAI HIND
Please use this fund to educate the under privileged.
\' a very valid point made by vishal.....i totally support this\'
- Divya Prabhu,
- Abhishek Madhukar,
I agree with the above absolutely. The money should instead be used for helping the thousands of poor people we have in the largest slum of Dharavi. People understand polititions very well now. Vote Bank politics wont work.
This must be stopped. It is nothing more than a political game and is of no use to any citizen of Mumbai. This money should be spent on development of the city\'s infrastructure instead.
- sunita naidu,
- Niilesh S Bhoite,
Please use our money Sensibly...dont trwo it in the sea.....
This is definately a wasteful expense, and an Eye Sore. Spend this money instead on improving Roads, Haji-Worli Sealink, and subsequently extend this to Nariman Point. Declog our roads, remove unauthorised slums, and improve Hygeine in our City .Open your eyes and see the filth, and not just Publicity Stunts of Grandeur to grab Votes. Why have you not yet started work on the Pedder Road Viaduct which is hanging in the limbo since the last 2 years ?? Please explain this too
Is it necessary to appose every thing government does, have you visited statue of liberty at New York, Vishal? Appose its existence? Why we keep photograph of our parents/grand parents at home is it waste of money? As citizen we should do our duty
Keki N. Colah,
Heaven and Earth should be moved to stop this madness...
- Padmini Mirchandani,
- Franklin Lobo,
- RAKESH D DHARIA,
I too am against the statue being put up
what good is this going to do to the public??? is it going to lessen crime in the city, sort out traffic, provide jobs, help with sanitation.. if so then it would make sense.. but I\'m sure it won\'t!!! This is a very foolish endeavour.
- Romil Parikh,
- Jincy Viju,
- Vinti Mehta,
Mahafrine K Eduljee,
WHAT A WASTE Instead, use the money for some sensible cause. Mumbai needs proper infrastructure etc Not mouments.
- Samridh Sethi,
i hope good sense prevails. further more the sea link also need to be extended, which may further get delayed if this Monument is errected..
There are enough statues of one hero. Why add more
- Meher Dar,
This is a really honest petition.. makes a lot of sense.
ARVIND A. MAHADIK,
instead of builing new structure in honour of great king shri chhatrapati shivaji maharaj, why dont the polititian look after the great forts that built and conquered by him. this will also attract more tourist to rural parts of maharashtra.
- Gaurav Gupta,
- Payal Dalal,
I\'m amazed they can think of spending such a staggering amount of money on such a harebrained idea.
What a sheer waste of resources. The govt should get it\'s act together to make Mumbai a better place with the money..
Statue will not going to make us to live a life.
- shams ruhani,
- Roda Ahluwalia,
- Vaishali Bafna,
Another small step in the right direction...Kudos Vishal
waste of money
The project should be postponed till the economic crisis becomes stable, also taking in consideration all the big and small issues being resolved .
Instead of wasting Money, Govt. should use ideas & wealth in creating lasting Infrastructure.
Just wish they could use the 350crores for developing our lagging infrastructure.
No offense to the great king but this is an utter waste of money and the government would do well to stop this and use these funds in more deserving and needy ventures.
Criminal waste of tax payers money. This city needs desperately needs good public infrastructure. I hope someone stops this complete madness
Please don\'t waste precious public money on building statues when people of this state are in dire need of basics such as clean drinking water, roof over their heads and schools and many more basic needs.
Pls spend this money in upgrading quality of life of Mumbaikar\'s rather than beautifying the sea.
\"Just wish they could use the 350crores for developing our lagging infrastructure.\"
THAT SURELY IS SOME GREAT WORK. kEEP IT UP VISHAL
- Harjiv S. Swani,
This is just for political mileage and an absolute waste of our money and resources and destruction of natural beauty and environment too.
Its a sheer waste of hard earned money.Could be utilized for a better cause.
- Nicole Dastur,
\"\"Just wish they could use the 350crores for developing our lagging infrastructure.\"\"
Spend the money on more worthy causes
I agree with this view.
Apart from being a complete waste of money that could be put to better use as mentioned above, the structure would also ruin the sea view from the small piece of beach that is known as Chowpatty. Build or support 350 existing schools/hospitals instead.
enough is enough , donot waste our money.
- Vijaysinh Maurya,
- Sabina Himani,
- Manish Jethalal Popat,
Thank you mr dadlani for taking up this issue against government\'s irrational & irratic idea
Dinit R Karania,
The money should be use for some better cause. Probably to improve the transport system to give a daily relief to millions of commuters.
Really? Another monument for another hero? With water cuts, electricity blackouts, terrorists killing us at our doorsteps, if not then influenzas or simply bad healthcare, roads with potholes to \"die\" for and just one frickking cross harbour bridge to name for \"development\". We need another statue to waste hundreds of crores?? Just return our taxes instead!!
This money can well be used to provide better infrastructure and living conditions to the residents of Maharashtra.
- Neeta Bhansali,
In my the view the amount if spent on the developments of infrastructure and security aspect of the state would go a long way in increasing the investments and tourists into the city which will add on the the revenues of the state.
- Niraj Kothari,
Kaizad Aspi Pastakia,
Rather than erecting statues the govt should think of utilizing the same money towards welfare & education for the poor & backward for their betterment & empowerment.
- Anjana Mehta,
- Sridhar Ganesan,
I totally agree with you, there are a million ways to show our love and respect of the great Shivaji
- Lalit Wadhwani,
Please save the farmers of Maharashtra than spending 350 crores. Its an insult to the people of maharashtra. jai hind
- SHERNAZ VAKIL,
- parul sheth,
Can we please get a new hero for Maharashtra. Shivaji has no context or significance in our live stoday.
Will taxpayers money ever be used for the welfare of humankind or will it always be wasted on unnecessary projects like these?!
This is a total waste of money.It could be used for more constructive purposes.
- Stuti Somani,
- Najoo Gazder,
Mumbai is one of the lucky cities in India to get the larger chunks of the government grants and a sanctions and the amount this city has progressed , its not the same everywhere, what i mean to say is Mumbai is not wholesome of India,, there are many many issues still at there nacent stage and needs to be fulfilled so that the citizens of this country can enjoy the same level of infrastructure as any big metro city. At this note i would like to highlight the petiness of this expensive,show of power project-- with no disrespect ment to Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Kindly take this petetion seriously and discontinue this project.
- iti maroli,
- Vinky Patel,
- Manish Mehta,
- Kabir Hingorani,
such a ridiculous wasye of the nation\'s money MUST be stopped.why don\'t they make something for the poor & orphans.
I think Shivaji would have fed the farmers with this money..
Looks like the Government is dozing....wake up and take stock!!!
Don\'t want his statue Want his ideals
Bhuvan K Ajmera,
pls try and utilise the funds for better things like, starting ferry services all around mumbai as we have an amazing coast line, so as to reduce traffic congestion.
Please focus funds onto issues of infrastructure, education, and health.
- Rahul Bhowmik,
- Tannaz Daver,
350 crores is the initial expense. A big amount will be spent every year for the upkeep. We must use this money to bring about infrastructure improvements. I am sure Shivaji Maharaj will bless us for spending the money judiciously.
Will the statue make any difference to the suffering of people alive? I think not.. The money has better uses.. Lets start by potholes fixed once and for all.. not refilled every few weeks...
Mumbai and its people have made it the prime city of India - let us continue with the use of our commonsense and use any surplus funding in a way that will add to the city\'s reputation for welfare and philantrophy.
Education, public facilities, the environment, health, don\'t we have enough to do? A giant statue in the middle of the sea? If this is someone\'s idea of a crummy joke,I\'m not laughing.
There should be a general vote of all those staying in MAHARASHTRA on this issue, and if there is a majority vote then only the sanction br granted. Till then it should be postponed.
- Nimisha Dutta Chavan,
Spend the money on education.
- Shireen Vakil,
I have no objections, but would stress that politicians need to stay away from the project and develop an areas where families can learn and enjoy a day out. We need such options in our smog choked city
Way to go Vishal - we Indians are a very docile lot and usually follow quitely. A few brave ones like you raise your voice. I have no qualms about admitting I am one of the followers but I will willingly follow anyone to the end of the world as long as it is for a cause (Like yours). Count me in Vishal - always there !!!!
- ezilda fernandes,
- Megha Shende,
- Sonali Shah,
High time, govt. pls. wake up.
- Shreyas Munim,
WE REVEL IN GLORYFYING OUR PAST BUT I DOUBT OUR OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS WILL REMEMBER US IN THE SAME MANNER....ITS A SHAME WE ACTUALLY NEED PETITIONS SUCH AS THESE TO STOP NONSESICAL EXPENSES.
More important issues to be handled by Govt. rather than Statues!!
such pil`s should be encouraged in other states as well.
- Karin Dutta,
- Mamta Somaya,
- gayatri wagle,
How will this landmark help the economic situation... 450 Crs... could be used towards improving the education facilities in the city. Th
Of all the people, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja would have hated this idea the most.He was the king of his people, lets glorify his name by actions which can be fruitful to his loved Subject...
we want to build a statue to commemorate Shivaji... whilst the forts he built are lying in ruins... hats of to the idiots that run this country!!
- paulomi ,
- Shilarna Vaze,
- Sushmita Sarmah,
It is a bad idea to damage the envorinment and I am sure Shivaji had he been alive would have opposed it. I am sure it will do nothing to promote the values and ideas that Shivaji stood for. hence i oppoase the idea
This should not be agreed upon, to invest our hard earned money to go into the oceans
- dr. jagruti desai,
same money can be utilised for the upliftment of the backward class.that will help a humane cause.
- Shubhada Mundul,
Please distribute cost of erecting such statue to under privilege community
dont built the statue..hurrah!!!!
- Nisha Sabharwal,
- Arnaz Kotwal,
A statue serves no purpose other than to give miscreants more chances for desecrations and create disharmony in society. Let the govt take care of his forts and statues that are already standing across the state.
I dont not give you the right to build a statue till you have each and every farmer in this country well fed and looked after. - the one who voted for you this year too.
- Venkat R,
- shirin sethna,
- Zareen Battiwala,
these guys have no business using Rs. 350 crores of our precious money on a statue in the middle of nowhere. my vote does not go for these idiots who call themselves politicians. i hope sonia gandhi wakes up before it is too late.
Tapan K. Chaudhuri,
It is time for the politicians to think about the people they serve
DONT WASTE OUR MONEY ON STATUES!!!
i fully agree with the sentiments
- shaila rao,
I read somewhere, that the Sea Link to Nariman Point will not be allowed due to this Statue. If this is a fact, this statue should be allowed under any circumstances. Mumbai\'s traffic problems need super urgent attention. Apart from this, I do not see any harm in the statue being built as the way it has been designed, it will be a tourist attraction and may recover the cost within a reasonable period. Also, I wonder why it is not being thought of on the Gateway of India side? Infrastructure like Ferries are already in place there.
Our Politicians are crooks and thugs. I pray that God punishes them and makes us the citizen of this country strong to fight them. I thank you for the initiative taken by you.
Necssary issues such as slums, roads, water, etc. should be looked into for making our city a better city for which i m sure even SHIVAJI THE GREAT would appreciate from up there.
Why doesn\'t the govt put more trains, clean up bombay\'s streets thoroughly, build more green spaces, jazz up the sea front, educate all the slumdogs (no offence) who\'ve been constantly ignored and made to live the same way.... the list of issues goes on and on.... The middle-of-sea-statue will do nothing for US -- the public who\'re working the wheel of Mumbai every day. NO STATUE!!!! We DON\'T NEED it!
- DR. RICHARD PEREIRA,
- Perviz Dastur,
This statue can\'t even be categorized as a luxury - it\'s purely waste. And in times when even needs of citizens aren\'t being met, how can we afford a wastage of Rs. 350 crores?
- Allwyn Rodrigues,
- suman kirloskar,
Salim Raza Khan,
this is just the stunt that Mayawati has pulled in UP and wasted thousands of corers of rupees on her own statue and other stupid statues
- Jeanette Dsouza,
All politicians need to understand that my hard earned money that i pay out as tax is not meant for statues and other excesses!!!!!!!!
- Amish Kothari,
- Vishal Gondal,
This is DISGUSTING. The money should be used for things we actually NEED it for. And anyways, no one wants it.
- sharayu thampi,
- Noopur Agarwal,
Spend our money on good, efficient infrastructure instead. Votes will come !
- ajay doshi,
- Sanaya Ardeshir,
I think its a frivolous attempt at publicity. Stupid politicians couldnt come up with a better idea. With respect to Mr shivaji, what da fuck is his statue going to benefit the citizens of the state..Dumb politicians!
PLEASE THERE ARE MANY MANY MANY MORE other things we need the money and attention for in our country than making one more statue
This is absolutely ridiculous a proposition. Pls nip it in the bud itself. Regards Manish
Sarita Allan DSouza,
please \"politicizing\" the essence of our Bombay (Mumbai).
- Upendra Sawant ,
These Politicians wont stop at anything.First it was Mayawati making statues of herself, Then Our Hard earned money in Swiss accounts, which if brought back, can clear of all our International debts and now this.Outrageous.If you respect Shivaji don\'t allow him to be used for political gains.
Rs. 350 cr on a statue when farmers are starving, children are being forced into labour, vital infrastructure remains unbuilt... it\'s an insult to the Chhatrapati!
I truly agree on the above and expect that this suggestion of the vast population of Mumbai is taken seriously.
let us look after the living before we commemorate the dead.
this is absolutely disgusting,instead of westing public money this way, better utilise it for better road, infrastructure,in rural india.
Its great to see the support this petition has.
- Salil Ranadive,
- Vishal Sood,
Regional Politics has now come of it\'s age......
i m extremly happy that someone has taken the initiative to stop this ridiculous proposition . I m with u guys all the way
- Almas Manekia,
- Akshay Tandon,
350 CRORES IS A LOT OF MONEY!!!
I do not intend any disrespect for Shivaji Maharaj , but instead spending this money on infrastructure would be lot more beneficial. Politicians have been spending public money for theri vote banks and this needs to be stopped !!
Dear My Indian Friends, All of you don\'t have any right to discuss the issues of maharashtra. This is our state and we will take our decision. This statue we build with our own money. We don\'t ask your or your state help for this statue. Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is our king and as a MARATHA i will not allow you to say anything against our god. So, mind your language and do your work only. You are in maharashtra so you don\'t have aby right to talk about our state, our culture and our king / god. Whatever you want to show socialism then go to your state and show it. And you want to leave here then have to repect our decisions, our culture and our king and respective person. This is marathi state and we don\'t need your suggestion on that. Hope You will understand... Regards, Tushar
- Dhun Dordi,
- J. Vachharajani,
- Preeti Bhavnanu,
- Akhil Dua,
- Sreejith Nair,
- netra parab,
The money should be spent on worthier causes and Mayawati should be no inspiration!
- Siddharth Bhansali,
We regard the most respected Shivaji Raje in high esteem who fought through out his life and ruled for his people.Selflessly. 24 X 7 he thought of good of people.These present day political class from all political partys are looting this country in every way under the name of Tributes to great personalities of the past such as Mahatma Gandhi, Dr Babsahed Ambedkar and Shivaji Raja and many others. They in real life dont follow their values or have moral characters. They are in true sense looting tax payers money. This project is nothing but a political gimmic and self serving political interest. When in Maharashtra, many farmers are committing suicides, we are in a very bad state because of lack of rains and many parts are facing draught like situation, what are these politicians are trying to prove? by spending crores of rupees on a statue? For them human lives dont matter looks like. The VOTE BANKS do. They are utterly BESHRAM. All of them for their dishonesty and unpatriotic behavior...and for this loot, the only punishment Shivaji Raje would have given was...Death. Nothing Less. And for this we have highest respect and regards for Shivaji Raje who was a great ruler, great administrator and peoples Raja.
To Tushar - It is good to be proud of our heritage, and to But right now we are not a rich country, this is not a time for vanity. This is a time for a reality check, for what\'s going on in Maharashtra, and in India. There are far greater problems to be solved which could have all this money put to good use. I\'d like to make two points. Firstly, we are all Indians. It doesn\'t depend on which state you\'re from, as long as there are Indians starving, money being spent ridiculously like this is just wrong. And if you\'re so worried about Maharashtrians, there are Maharashtrian farmers commiting suicide because they have no money, so the money could be used to give them some serious help. Secondly, I\'m living in Maharashtra and I pay taxes in Maharashtra. So it\'s not just YOU\'RE money, but ours as well. We\'re paying these taxes for the good of our country, and it\'s people, so before we spend money on beautifying our cities we need to focus on them functioning better and their people living better lives. I hope this would give you a different perspective.
This amt can be used for the welfare of under previlleged people they really need help and i feel monument will not help them out by any maens
Waste of time and money..........and vulgar display of power n money.
We think, the only way out of this predicament is for the Maharashtra Government to invest heavily in educational facilities at ground level.I appreciate to Vishal who has courage to voice out his thoughts to us and make a successful petition. Personally I do believe we can\'t afford to estabilish a significant statue where close to 40,000 farmers are in verge of suicide or fighting against hunger. Let\'s stand we all against these bunch of criminals who\'re DEAD WOOD. JAI INDIA , JAI MAHARASHTRA!!!
- Gaurang Muzumdar,
- sona mohapatra,
Dear Tushar, You are so way off the mark. Do me a favor Mr. Marathi Manoos. Go to the areas where farmers are committing suicide and tell the family of these farmers that you cant help them because you want to build a statue. Secondly you know nothing about Shivaji. He worked for the poor and would be absolutely livid(if he were alive) that a huge amount of money is being spent on something as frivolous as a statue. Third point, Bombay or Mumbai is what it is because people of other states have come here, brought their wealth, their knowledge and along with the local people have built this city into what it is. So do me and all Indians a favor. Get a life. Regards.
housing for slum dwellers would be ideal, replacing shanties with presentable buildings.
- nikita garware,
Go fir it and I hope you are successful
Right Mr. Tushar, They are coming here as a Indian but they don\'t have a right to talk on our culture, our state and our King. Shivaji maharaj is an idol for us. They don\'t have any right to discuss on this topic. We welcome them as a Indian but not allow them to interfere in our culture and decision. This decision has been taken by maharashtrian people and our government. So, time is coming to show them their level in this state. SARAL BHASHET SAMJAT NASEL YA HARAMINA TAR VAKDYAT GHUSUN YANCHI ....... LAU.. JARA JAPUN RAHA ANI BOLAT JA SALYANO
- Ushma Mehta,
- kamal tolani,
Yes, please channelise such monies to a noble cause!
Spend the money helping the farmers who are comitting suicide, or hire a cleaning crew to clean up the city once or twice a week. Do something \'rea\' for Mumbai, and you will win votes, anyway.
- Fiona Shrikhande,
- Bhavana J Mehta,
- albert b,
- Anil Bahl,
- amrita ghosh,
Spend that money for the poor and the downtrodden.God will bless you all and the Chatrapati will certainly be happy
- Marisha Kirtane,
I fully agree with Bhvana & Sunil and other like minded people. Let\'s not ape US.
If you want to distroy a city or any thing worth the name all you have to make sure give it in the hands of Govt. of Maharastra. Look at the SKYWALK the govt. is building arround the city in such hurry. let all of uss join hands to stop thes dangerous bunch of arrogant persons with power in their hands and in a hurry to make money in the name of development. GOD HELP THIS NATION.
- Elise Crunel,
- Vidhi Sanghavi,
- Kunal S. Shah,
Raju J. Sheth,
I thoroughly agree with this matter and its really a waste of money.
- jayanthi ali,
- Kiran Kumar,
I think like this there are many such other wasteful projects undertaken by the government. three cheers to Vishal for raising such a voice.
How can so much be wasted on a statue when this country needs so much developmental and infrastructural work? It\'s really criminal.
There are so many more necessities in this city boss!!!!!!!!
I fully agree with the views mentioned in this petition and hope it brings positive response.
- Khalid Motorwala,
i congratulate Mr. Vishal for taking up the govt. on this issue. i m very much with him in this matter. this is the least we can do for him who has the time and guts to take up the politicians.I implore other likeminded people to at least spare a few minutes and sign up this petition.
- devavrata s. thakur,
Neerav S. Parekh,
I can only hope that our bureaucracy ACTUALLY starts taking seriously these \'online\' efforts which are not in line with their age-old established \'systems\'! I fully acknowledge that even if they do not, we will still have to continue our fight for our right to fight for what is right. I am willing to do that to bring about the change for a more sensitive \'system\'. And as far as the sentiments of the Marathi Manoos are concerned, let me tell them that when Chhatrapati Shivaji dreamed of \'Swarajya\', he did not mean it only for people who spoke his mother-tongue. He meant it for every single human who walks this planet. So don\'t try to stake a claim on this land as if you\'ve inherited it from Shivaji Maharaj. And trust me, a person of his stature doesn\'t need statues to glorify his achievements. Statues are meant to show our respect for great people and not how great we are in respecting them! And if you think otherwise, then do this - bring down each and every slum in this city and build his statue on each of these tracts of land. Trust me, if any slumlord dares to bring them down, I will fight arm-in-arm with you against him and we will make bloody sure that this city is freed of slums and slumlords in no time. What say?
Was Mr vishal Dadlani sleeping when Mayawati raised her statues in UP? Was Mr. vishal Dadlani sleeping when government installed statues of other leaders in india? Was Mr. vishal dadlani sleeping when politicians wasteed money in North India for failed railway projects? was Mr vishal dadlani sleeping when biharis burn train n destroy public property? was he sleeping when statues of Mahatama gandhi were instaleed in different states? was he sleeping when statues of Bhagat singh were installed in our country? was dadlani sleeping at tat time …. Why dis time dadlani has filed did petion against statue of Shri chatrapati shivaji maharaj ?
- manan dedhia,
> TO Mr. Prashant>>> Mr. Dadlani isn\'t sleeping, but fools like you surely are!!! God save my state!!
- Doris Rao,
There is no need for any more statues of anyone. Shivaji Maharaj lives in our hearts. Let us spend that money on uplifting his people.
- kunal gala,
There aremore important issues than building a statue and disturb marine life . Shivaji resides in our hearts, he should not be put on apadestal This is avote bank gimmick of our corrupt politicians!!!
The farmers are starving,the roads are full of potholes,our coast lines,important monuments including the Sea Link are lying unguarded.there is a dearth of boats for the coast guard.26/11 has been so quickly forgotten.The deluge has been forgotten,the train bombings have been forgotten.Instead of spending our hard earned money to keep the city safe,these unscrupulous politicians are thrusting this monumental waste on us.These are the real Criminals
Vishal speaks for every true Indian, i\'m sure Ch.Shivajiraje too would agree in this account...We already have many monuments, institutions and transport terminals in Ch.Shivajiraje\'s name...one more at such high cost will not add to more respect for the great Maratha, but utilizing the estimated 350cr for better causes in the state of Maharashtra surely will...domiciled in the state of Maharashtra, i too am a Maharashtrian if not a Maratha (to be called a Maratha, i wud have to earn it)...and i declare my views in complete practicality, keeping in sight the problems the country and state are in...else, with all due respect to Shivajeraje-saheb...i\'d have nothing against the installation of such a costly statue. Your\'s truly, Jared Dias
i see no good coming out of building this statue. Aren\'t there other issues to address, 350 crores WOW!!! I don\'t think there are even 350 crore poor people in Maharashtra. Just for the heck of it let\'s consider sparing a crore for each poor citizen of Maharashtra and what do we get, a state which was poor now have a status comparable to any rich state of the world. Sorry lets get back down to earth.I know and you all know this is not possible in this country. But politicians have all the time in the world to think about projects like this \"statue project\" cos sombody\'s pocket is going to get heavier in the bargain. I don\'t know how far this petition is also going to help cos india is at the epitome of corruption and such petitions are easily swept under the carpet. But its always worth the try instead of sitting and doing nothing about it. so here is my bit \"WAKE UP MUMBAI AND GET REAL\". well done Vishal....... and Tushar you have been quite lately
- hetal ,
i throughly agree with the contents of this petition
- Amit Sharma,
Ketan G Patel,
I\'m an NRI from the UK and even I can see that this is a total and utter waste of money. There are other, more cost effective ways to commerate the historic Kings of India. One of the most valuable ways is to ensure that their name lives on through the education of their exploits to the future of India, the Children. This money could be well spent on dealing with more immediate issues that have been continuously mentioned by others that have signed this petition. This is something that would not happen in the west under the current economic climate.
I hope the government is listening!!!
I do agree with the PIL and definately this is not the right time to erect Shivaji Maharaj when Maharashtra Govt.s fiscal deficit is around 13000 crores.
- Mehenaz S,
- Deena Price,
God \'save\' this planet from Humanity! I fear to bring a child into this world for I not know what future that child will live(suffer) to see.....
How many schools can we build for 350 Croores... This is a total waste of my tax money and I\'m happy to contribute towards the cost of this PIL if required.
very much against the statue in the ocean. will mar the beauty of Marine Drive. Besides you don\'t need statues to remember great people. One should see how hideous the statue of a great poet has spoilt the beauty of Swami Vivekanda monument off Kanyakumari.
Dr. Varsha Vadera,
The bay looks beautiful as it stands today.
- moiz tambawala,
- Mazdiar Patel,
- Anthony Vaz,
- Darshini Thanawala,
- Mihir Mehta,
- BAKHTYAR vAZIFDAR,
- kainaz byramjee,
- Sandeep Nair,
- namrata sanghai,
- shanu sharma,
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj ,
Please don\'t fight over my statue! Jiyo aur jine deo!
I completely agree. While I mean no disrespect to the memory of Shivaji, the money could certainly be put to much better use, even in the name of Shivaji Maharaj.
Pls also publish the name of the civil SERVANT who thought of this idea and what quality of drugs was he on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ASPY DINSHAW ANKLESARIA,
THIS PROJECT IS NOTHING SHORT OF POCKETING PUBLIC FUNDS IN THE NAME OF CHATRPATI SHIVAJI MAHARAJ BY OUR POLITICIANS WHO HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO.
- Aditya Mohatta,
Dear Vishalji, I truely appreciate your initiative to fight against unnecessary expenditure of this huge amount on a memorial. Thanks. We all are and will be with you, always. Proud of you...
The relics of Shivaji should be maintained properly.No point in creating newer items like statues.
- divya tate,
- Dishita Turakhia,
- Akanksha P Mohla,
- Khorshed Mehta,
- SUJAY KUMARJI,
It must be stopped!!!
The motives are different !!!! Let them contribute from personal accounts & do it !!!
- prabha pandey,
We should use that money to open a school and hospital and call it Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj if u like .. but a statue pleasse .... this is like Mayawati in Bihar!!!
- Sonu Paidhungat,
- Ishita chatterjee,
- Mahrukh Balsara,
- Gitanjali Ghosh,
- hutoxi arethna,
Let us keep the natural beauty of India, the land that our great past leaders fough so hard to preserve, let us keep this as pristine and unadultrated as we can. This is the greatest honor we can bestow to past and future generations.
- Prasad G.Jog,
ferry service near gateway should be curtailed cause these r polluting the sea with oil slick, n all the waste which r dumped into the sea. in short use these funds for minimising pollution n making Mumbai clean n green.
- Rosella Soares,
Pls divert such funds in the well being of poor people. I request Honorable High Court to ban the construction of statues, as its just a political gimmick.
- CYRUS F. SHROFF,
- reshma mirwani,
- D. Jeevan Kumar,
Please use this money to save Indian lives! That\'s the best way to uplift national spirit.
- BHAGU BHATIA,
we should start a school for politicians to be educated before they can run the country.
- Jatin Lakhani,
- Bijal Lakhani,
- Anju Bhavnani,
Outrageous waste of our money.
In a state where farmers are committing suicide and children die of malnutrition, the mere idea of spending a whopping amount of money on a statue sounds obnoxious.
The money can be used for so much more wisely.
This is tax payers money for which the end use must benefit the tax payers,such exoenditures should have a method of review by a public forum before sanction
I totaly agree with Mr.Vishal optinion that this 350 cr can be utlose by some better way.
The British left 60 years ago and so should the urge to build statues. Don\'t you have better use for this colosaal waste of money.
- aarti mallik,
- Vijay Trimbak Gokhale,
- Sahba Husain,
Government is become the greatest plunderer!! We miss the robbers, atleast they don\'t claim to work for our welfare...
m. k. dastur,
Disgusting display of sycophancy.
I agree, it is an outrageous waste of time, labour and money!
As a concerned ex-Bombayite who\'s lived in the States for the past 25 years, I urge you not to yield to false displays and utilize our SCARCE cash for good purposes. cheers, Nina
- Madhav Bewoor,
Stop this Shivaji Madness. He didn\'t pioneer aviation; The artifacts in the Museam belong to the Tata trusts and the Victoria Terminum should be credited to the British for its fine architecture.
Outrageous waste of our money. For whose vanity?
These are hardly grounds on which judiciary will be able to give a favorable verdict. There has to be violation of constitutional propriety which does not seem to be the case.
There are many other more important matters that need more attention and money.
- Shefali Rai,
- Meghavini Shah,
All Mumbaikars be it Maharashtrian or otherwise in their heart of heart agree that this is collosal waste of expenditure.
yehjo public hai yeh sab janti hai....andhar kya hai bahar kya hai yeh sab kuch pehchanti hai...
- Supriya Garg,
plz dont waste public money on such things. There are far more important things to spend public money on
- Leena Nair,
- Surendra Shah,
- Aarty Panjabi,
350 Crores looks like nothing to Politicians but it means a lot to those poor and needy who voted them to power with a dream. The dreams may be from Shivaji Maharajs Ideals but not a Statue - The money can and should be put to better use for the benefit of the Masses.
mumbai is bursting at its seams.It is in urgent need of projects to improve the lot of Mumbaikars,for eg, improved sanitation, better roads, improved power supply, bettering public transport, making Mumbai much more greener snd cleaner etc. to name a few
- sweety curtis,
- sweety curtis,
- mark curtis,
i agree pls use it for productive purposes...
Seriously ??? That amount can be put to much better use for Shivaji\'s current day subjects
- Phiroz H Madon,
This is tragic waste of time and resources. Let\'s home to put some sense in our government
Mr. Amit R. Joshi,
I ALWAYS AGAINST THIS STATUE....
- Feraydoon Bahrassa,
This is as brazen as the Rs. 2500 crs spent by the Mayawati government in UP on various statues all across the state. It is high time that the Judiciary and the Government of India brought out a code and guidelines for building such statues at the cost of taxpayers money. One option can be that such statues be built by contribution of monthly salaries of MLAs and MPs.
- Farida Parakh,
- Akshata Patkar,
darshana m doshi,
Kindly build schools and colleges from this money
- Anand Sivakumaran,
- Malu Patel,
To build the statue at such enormous cost would slander the very memory of Shivaji Maharaj as a just, kind, resource-efficient, and intelligent ruler.
Use the money for something productive please!!!!
- John Alexander,
As you rightly said, its a sheer waste of public money. It could have been more wisely used for immediate requirements of the state that needs attention.
- priti s merchant,
- Monaz Noble,
This is absolutely disgusting.
Use the money for farmers who are committing suiside daily.
- Kris Donald,
- Urvashi Sabnani,
m. s. ananthan,
kindly use this amount for education of slum-dwellers so that bomaby can be a place to live
Spend money to help needy people.
We should not waste the money like this. It must be utilized for some good cause of Mumbaikars.
I do have due respect with \"Raje\" but he should have place in our hearts and not in ocean spending lots of money
Let this be a beginning to directing corrupt politicians\' thoughts towards serious issues that concern the common man.
Pls use the money for the poor needy handicapped farmers who are dying of huge loans and interest rather than sheer waste for proving the ego of politicians. Unchi bato se kisika pet bharta nahi.... be on grounds please ...
Hope this PIL is implemented.
Farmers are dying in the land of Shivaji... what a way to pay tribute to Shivaji!
- faya chandani,
no ways should this be done. fully support the petition and the movement
- Sandeep Salvi,
Vistasp N Dastur,
The statue in the sea will go to waste. It will not e aintained and will be splattered with sea bird mess. And what is the need os a statue in the sea
- Drishti Human Resource Centre,
- alpana mandrekar,
I agree with what Vishal has to say. I would request Maharashtra government to utilize this substantial amount of money for some other good cause which would add to the prosperity of the state and the country as a whole.
I believe that Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was a great patriot, but the present persons ruling the state are almost all hooligans, nothing great about them. That is the reason why they can even think of such an atrocious spend. Large part of the citizenry falls for short term gains. We knew who is our enemy before Independence. We do not really know who is our friend and who is our foe now. Like suggested I would rather have schools in the name of Shivaji.
i do care
Politicians, Do get your priorities right. Shivaji Maharaj always worked for the poor. Use this money to improve conditions of people in Mumbai.
with due respect to the sentiments of the people who would like to build the statue,we cannot be blind to the fact that the states resources need to be channelised towards more useful purposes.350 crores towards improving our infrastructure or education would take us a long way.
Please do not misuse our hard earned money.
I agree that this is waste of our hard earned money and environmental hazard regards Vidya
- Nehal Parekh,
Please please for god\'s sake...make some good roads first...Mumbai has the most pathetic roads in country.
i think, funds for public health and education will serve the memory of a good king much better!
- Zenobia Unvala,
- Umaima Mulla-Feroze,
350 Crores to save the livelihoods and lives of farmers in Maharashtra is a far greater tribute to the memory of the great Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, than a monument.
- Rupal Domadia,
Srongly agree with Vishal\'s petition contents, it is rather unfortunate that we seem to dwell on historical eulogies, rather than spend time, energy & resources on developing our current population. Is it now necessary that a nation of 1 Billion spend more time & resouces on developing & creating its vast Human pool - through better - Education (Primary, secondary, Tertiary), Healthcare (Primary, Specialised), Law & Order (one rule & implementation for all population), Security (thwart nefarious activity), Improve Intellectual energy. A statue in middle of sea would not contribute to any of current nor future needs of our citizenry. Time for the politicians to start contributing to Nation building, not any other agenda. We owe it to our country and its population - today & tommorrow. Jai Hind
- Mayank Shah,
I personally endorse these views.
our politicians only want to pander to the simple folk and dont sem to care about the poor at all, feathering their own nests seem to be paramount in their minds.Spending so much money over a statue would have been vetoed by Shivaji Maharaj himself.
Please use this money to help out debt ridden farmers of Vidharba. This drought season there will be many more needy.
- Lalana Zaveri,
Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was a declared a king by the people of \'swarajya.\' He was known for justice, bravery, intelligence and many more qualities. He will not be happy to use large sums of money for his statue, when the same can be used for farmers who are facing a major drought situation.
With all due respect to Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, this is a huge amount, which even he will feel unfair to be used for a statue at this point in time. As correctly pointed by some of people above, One option can be that such statues be built by contribution of monthly salaries of MLAs and MPs. Then lets see .. who comes ahead for building statues ... as truly said by other people, Raje should have place in our hearts and not in ocean spending lots of money.
The money should be spent for a better cause...
- Ajay L,
- kaushal kapadia,
- priyanka shah,
- Siddhi Ambokar,
- Puja Bothra,
- jinal sheth,
- Subodh Kannan,
- Deepa Powale,
Please make an alternate road from Worli to Narimanpoint instead.
- Moyna Rajadhyaksha,
I think our (citizens) hard earned money can be put to better use instead of such mindless expense!! I support the views expressed in this letter
- Jamshed Frenchman,
Its very sad to hear that the govt itself is not able to understand the mis-use of funds, these funds could be better used for Navy , Army or Airforce betterment.
- Farida Green,
- TUSHAR UDESHI,
- Mahesh Khatri,
Please help the farmers who are committing suicide because the govt. is not willing to help them. This is far more important than building a statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Moreover that will be the biggest tribute to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
- nitin Jain,
Armaity Darius Pedder,
We have so many urgent needs in our state that are in need of financial help so why waste hard earned money on a statue! in fact good done for the needy is and would be a far better way to remember a great man than, hence if this money is used in his name he will be remembered by more people for much longer!
It is time politicians learnt to work for the people instead of trying one-up-manship.
- K A Ramakrishnan,
- Jerin Raj,
This statue should not be built
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is the name of a man who can never go away from our minds. he was an embodiment of several rare qualities which made him a lion of a man..had he been there today even he would have refused this unncessary wastage of public money and would have asked to put it to some good social cause...because thats the way he was. Tell these petty politicians to stop fiddling around and start to do some good work.Plight of farmers, Infrastructural issues, security matters, Electricity and water shortage....aren\'t there enough real issues to be focussed upon ?????
Srongly agree with Vishal\'s petition contents.. the infra in mumbai is a real shame + the same amount can be largely used to help the farmers in vidharbha... I have my support for this cause ...
- Ameet Naik,
- Amit Bentiya,
More schools and hospitals please
I am an ardent fan of Shivaji Maharaj and i\'m sure he would have been horrified if he knew of these outrageous plans particularly when there are so many other issues on which this money could be well spent. Shivaji always stood for the downtrodden. he would not have erected even Jijabai\'s statue were he faced with a situation as exists in Maharashtra today.i.e drought, farmers\' suicides, children dying due to mal nutirtion etc etc etc.
please use money for the betterment of people who have no food to eat and home to sleep.
- irene tayshete,
- Serena Jacob,
- Praveen Rao,
- Alan Collaco,
- Pawanpreet Sidhu,
Its a shame that money is wasted on such things when so many ppl need this money for their living ..
- mehroo engineer,
- Shruti Sridharan,
- Meher Bharucha,
- Meher engineer,
- Meher C Bilimoria,
Outrageousplan use this money on the infrastructure & the needy
350 crores will give relief to about 70000 farmers(assuming each farmer has a debt of 50000). This would in turn stop the suicides and be beneficially used for fellow citizens. With cost over-runs , as you rightly pointed out , these figures can only go up. WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE!
It is a shame to even think of something like this when most of our people live in slums and we live with bad infrastructure, horrendous traffic and other problems.
- Urvi Sampat,
- Neha Punater,
- ADARSH KAUL,
Please use resources wisely and responsibly. Do not waste money, do not waste lives.
- Mansi Parekh,
dont waste the money
abosolute no no , spend the money on current emergencies like farmers, HIN1 etc etc
I Support the cause and don\'t want a memorial statue with public money
Too much tax-payer\'s money is being spent for unnecessary laudatory symbols. This indiscretion on the behalf of the politicians should be halted.
I do agree with the thoughts of Mr. Vishal Dadlani.
CRAP!! thts all i can say..!!!!!! X(
- Pratik Kumar,
Its ridiculous that even the thought has come to the mind of these elite group of people to make such a expenditure when there are so many better options to utilise these funds for the better living of the people.
Mr. Vishal Dadlani is absolutely right - the huge amount of money going to be uselessly spent on a statue (which even Shivaji maharaj) would not approve of, can be used for the betterment of the people especially farmers, children dying of malnutrition and sickness. We must put this money to good use. Do not misuse public money.
- Karen D\'Souza,
Mayawati in a different form !!!
- Sachin Joshi,
Please stop this Travesty and use the funds for public good.
- Nirmala Pandit,
- Swati D\'souza,
This is NOT Bihar - Rs.350 crore for anyone\'s statue is simply ridiculous!
- Maneck K Gilder,
- Vivek Singh,
- Wilma D\'Costa,
Absolutely blatant disgrace for tax payer\'s money and blatant disconcern for the poor farmers. I would have much appreciated if Govt just hands out Rs.1000/- to each of the suffering farmer just to survive this year.. Such a shame to see politicians with so little wisdom ruling us
- Preethi Santosh,
- Sandeep M,
There is no need to build the statue. In fact I think our airports should also be renamed as JRD Tata (father of Indian aviation) instead of Chatrapati Shivaji who had no clue what an aircraft was!! There are enough of places named afer Shivaji.
- Sharmila Bhosale,
- Bedit Banerjee,
Shri chhatrapati shivaji maharaj has been great leader..I am sure he would have been horrified looking at this spending given the fact that our great state has already lot of problems.Money can be used for education ,health and lot of more important things.
Please do not waste money.
Use this money for education!
- Madhulika Malhan,
please dont waste tax payers money. unless the politicians decide to pick their black money and use it
wish this country had more educated literates instead of educated illiterates!!!!
The said sum could be used to upgrade some infrastructure(Railway, Roads, Etc) for common mumbaikar so he can commute with some ease.
350crores can get us proper roads & flyovers, rehabilitate the slums, energy efficient street lamps and the much required brimstowad project completed.
Are we any different from Mayawati???
- Pulin Sanghavi,
Stop making people religion bias.We respect our freedom fighters who fought for our country.These cuurent leaders should learn to look at common mans problem.
- Akshat Nair,
Apart from the cost factor, I also strongly believe that there would be environmental implications if this were carried out.
- meher elavia,
Pls use the fund for some good cause.
Scrap this project and use the money for a better cause.
how can they waste tax payers money like this. do they have no consideration ?
There are farmers in Maharashtra itself committing suicide as they are being unable to pay off loans amounts even as little as 5000 rupees! The 350 crores can be certainly put to better use.
- Ebaad Momin,
Will tghe State Govt heed the plea of many writers incl Ms Tavleen Singh who have writeen about the need to restore Shivaji\'s Raigad Fort ? Son et Lumieres can be organised in Mumbai on his life and times around his statues either at the gateway or at Shivaji park. The expenditure on this sea memeorial can be used to (a) create solar energy farms in Shivaji\'s name in Maharashtra\'s hinterland (b) boost small agriculture holdings (c) completely revamp MSEB so that power cuts in major cities like Pune can become a thing of the past.
- Karan Ahuja,
Please utilise the money in a more meaningful manner...there is no need for this kind of unwanted showmanship in the current grim scenario of farmer suicides...use the money to facilitate their needs.
i do not understand how these politicians can think of doing things of this kind like making statues in the sea when they know that there are so many more ways in which the public can be benefitted in Mumbai
A perfect example of wastage of all kinds of resources which otherwise could be utilized so effectively to improve the quality of life for the living!
Astrid Rao ,
This wasteful expediture has got to stop and environmental concerns should not be flouted. Lets not go the Mayawati way.
- Deepa Sai,
- shakeeb shaikh,
Creating a memorial of Shivaji Raje for Rs.350 crore is not a unnecessary expense or waste. But if we have to do something for honouring RAJE help poor peoples, farmers we can distribute this money to farmers who are suffering and also can buy special equipments to strengten our army and police force. But this should be done by High court itself or should appoint a committee on whom common people can trust because if this fund of 350 crores goes to politicians hand they will buit their own monument of gold.
- Anuj Doshi,
do not waste our money.
Politician are wasting money of common man for their profit and vote bank, instead they should use it in development of infrastructure and providing security to common man. This is time we should wake and rise our voice against such an issue.
waste of money.
- Prashant Singh,
350 cr is not a small amount.. please use it wisely on improving the infrastructure.. Shivaji will be happier if even one home is able to get water for a full day in places where its only available for 5 minutes..
- GIRISH MISTRY,
- Behram Cama,
Rs 350 Crores given to poor farmers and the needy people in the state will be a blessing to this politicians. Infact the same amt can be used for redeveloping City infrastructure like building Bridges Inputing more tracks on western line so commuting becomes easy and life simple for common people.
am totally against these expenses specially when the state government is already in debts
Mumbai has already been given a local name, we now need to be fair and give it an emblem that represents the rest of the population that makes Bombay what it is a United Chakra representation.
Simar Preet Kaur,
\"Oh yes, lets do this one. Let\'s spend 350 cr and build a statue in the middle of the sea. We\'ve gotten away with so much bullcrap already, another brick in the wall won\'t matter. Lets rob people of their money. Ah these mere mortals thinking they are here to make their lives in the city, sordid fools commuting in dirty trains day after day. Lets not even try and spend even a rupee to help make their miserable lives a tad bit better. they deserve this. They deserve to lose the ONLY thing resort to when streets get too crowded. Lets take away the waterfront from them and plop a monstrous statue there, so even the horizon is lost forever. Cheers!\" SERIOUSLY? You worthless fuzz!
- Sharmila Vasudevan,
- Abhishek Gupta,
- Freny Manecksha,
- Samarpan Nawn,
This is just a small example of the really incredible depth that callousness and venality that politics has reached. And I\'m be happy to be able to contribute to a protest against this one.
I would be proud of my government if they acknowledged the concerns laid down in this petition and acted accordingly. As a tax-payer, I demand my money be used more responsibly.
- Sai Srihari Kambhatla,
- Gopika Kapoor,
it is definately the most horrible idea the politicians have come out with. i suppose they r doing their best to ruin our beautiful city & we need to stop them. why dont they think of doing something more worthwhile then changing names of cities, road, airports and now this. next they will think of changing mumbai to chhatrapati shivaji maharaj city
if d govt\'s gonna destroy d environment den wat d hell is d common man gonna do???d govt. needs 2 wake up n act fast!!!!!
- Shah Vijay,
- BHARAT SHETH,
- Sahil Sharma,
I Support & Totally Agree...... Its Just A Waste Of Money...........
- Priyesh Neema,
- Homi Manekshaw,
- Ajay Kishor Shaw,
The Hon Supreme Court has issued a Notice to Mayavati govt. on her waisting tax-payer\'s money to the tune of 2500 crores for errection of statues in the city of Lucknow. The Maharashtra Govt. definitely needs to learn from this. All of us have \"Chhatrapati Maharaj Sivaji\" in our minds as an idol. Children of the state are taught about him in the curriculum books. There are sufficient pictures of him available everywhere to see. In case one needs to know more pictorially - watch plays & live performances like \"Jaanta Raja\". By installing the statue of the great, one does not start thinking in that direction And to start thinking, one does not need a statue. What is needed is more awareness of his policies implemented then - duly modified for the present day usage & to consume some of those 350 cr funds in strategising as per these modified policies !!! Govt. - please be pro-active sensibly, not the converse !!! CONGRATS TO THIS POSITIVE ATTITUDE MOVEMENT BY VISHAL & WELL FOLLOWED BY ALL. KEEP IT UP !!!!!
Mja Gen (Retd) ME D\'Souza, PVSM,
Wehave a very impressive statue of Shivaji Maharaj at the Gateway od India and CST and CS International Airport. This huge sum of money could well be utilised for slum replacement.
- Bobby Thomas,
- rashmi marwaha,
- nibha kothari,
- Gargi M,
- Akanksha Rakesh,
- Yogesh Bhansali,
When there are world crisis and millions starving and farmers committing how can u think of spending 350 crores on such stupidities.
- Mahesh Sanas,
We donot believe in the system,till date even after a lot of hue and cry reliance has not yet reduced the the rates as per the MERC.politicians just fill there hungry (filled pot belly) stomach. we need to stop this any how.they just do it for the cause of votes.INDIA needs young and talented guys with lot of courage to come forward and form a NGO,who will only work for the nation\'s prospects.only the Prime Minister or the Defence head will intervene / debate in the NGO\'s issues. Jai Hind
God please help us save my country from these horrendously shameless, greedy and unfortunately very intelligent politicians.
- Anisha Dua,
- Rashna Panthaki,
Why do we need another statue ? !!!! Everything of any consequence (airports, railway station etc) are named after the great king)
1 MSG to all who approve of this unnecessary development... \"350 Crores for 1 Statue\" WHY? Firstly it\'s a shame to know that after declaring such surplus of funds - the only development the people in charge at the peak could think of is \"A Statue\" Aren\'t there enough and more issues our state and the country at large is facing that needs much awaited and prior attention, rather then paying tributes... we mean no disrespect to any of our past heroes, they sure made a mark in their respective roles and shall always be remembered for all their achievements. But in the name of honoring a few historical figures, It is completely DEMEANING to waste PUBLIC FUNDS. Only for a second if 1 thinks of the purpose to do this, It\'s a challenge not 1 would have an answer to justify. Let us collectively act sensible and stop being sentimentally foolish or (if at all there is any another reason to it) and stop slaughtering our country men by burdening them with such profligate expenses. We stand United. We Think Alike We Bring In the Best & Off Course What\'s Needed.
I sincerely hope that the High Court at Mumbai passes a fair judgment and reinforces our faith in Justice by not encouraging this act of vote bank politics.
- Saurabh Sonawala,
1 MSG to all who approve of this unnecessary development... \"350 Crores for 1 Statue\" WHY? Firstly it\'s a shame to know that after declaring such surplus of funds - the only development the people in charge at the peak could think of is \"A Statue\" Aren\'t there enough and more issues our state and the country at large is facing that needs much awaited and prior attention, rather then paying tributes... we mean no disrespect to any of our past heroes, they sure made a mark in their respective roles and shall always be remembered for all their achievements. But in the name of honoring a few historical figures, It is completely DEMEANING to waste PUBLIC FUNDS. Only for a second if 1 thinks of the purpose to do this, It\'s a challenge not 1 would have an answer to justify. Let us collectively act sensible and stop being sentimentally foolish or (if at all there is any another reason to it) and stop slaughtering our country men by burdening them with such profligate expenses. We stand United. We Think Alike We Bring In the Best & Off Course What\'s Needed.
Please do something to improve the pathetic roads in the city which pays maximum taxes.
- priya shah, mumbai,
- Sunil Mukhi,
- SAMIR NAYAK,
Much as I dislike what the BJP and Narendra Modi stand for, the fact remains that he retains popular support in Gujarat and remains in power because he builds roads, powerplants and other infrastructure, and attracts investment to Gujarat, and thereby creates jobs and wealth. It seems unbelievable that political leaders in neighbouring Maharashtra are blind to this and continue to believe that building unnecessary statues in the sea will win them votes. The public today is too smart to be taken in with such posturing and foolish symbolism.
It is our hard earned money which will go into building this monument. The same money can be used for a worthy cause. Our Politicans need to rethink on this.
Abhijit Alka Anil,
Rs. 350 cr. can be useful in the development of health, education, electricity, water, irrigation facilities in the \'our rurals\'... are we heading towards what mayawati was/is doing in her state- building statues and overlooking \'impaired development\'? if yes we need to oppose and not only take this matter to mumbai HC but if needed also to the SC
- Joel Fernandes,
Please don\'t waste the taxpayer\'s monies for a useless monument! People are hungry and dying or worse!
as a responsible citizen of India i also think think that the money should be used for the people who actually need it. it is not that we dont respect Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, we respect him deeply, but what is wrong if 350 crore ruppes will be spent for the people who actually need it?---- the farmers of india, who are in such a pathetic condition. i hope our supreme court will understand and listen the voice of India.
- shikha trikha,
Keep the great man shivaji in the heart and not on the roads.. A statue and its later defamation is one of the most common reason of riots in the city so please use the money for the same in upbringing of the local people!
- Rajkumar totla,
- Suma Devi,
- Minal Mhatre,
- Jonitha D\'Cruz,
- Jonitha D\'Cruz,
The Reason we are still a developing country is all because of these things which takes place and also which is not value added. If we compare our developing growth by other countries we are far behind & dont think we will be able to reach there in this kind of pace & situations, and rightly said one man cannot stop the process, it needs all the support from all the people to get the new revelution.
pl uplitise the funds for neccessity
There are many basic infrastructure projects to be done
- nimesh ,
Stupidity. Honour our great freedom fighters in more sensible, concrete ways. Meaningful ways. Lets put the hard earned tax-payer money towards the betterment of the city and its people. You (the Govt. /Establishment) would rake up more goodwill and votes that way.
350 Crores is a huge amount , this should be brought to attention of media . More over the raw information must be released as to consider if this huge amount is actually required ,or is there a scam hidden in it .
I like the idea of schools for the underprivileged, start thousands of them and name them after Chhatrapati Shivaji but not a statue. I\'m sure if our King was alive he would put all these crazy folk into an asylum and shipped the key on a slow boat to China…
hey plz use d money fr people dying in d country.......dnt waste it!!!!!!!!respect shiveji from heart jst nt by makin a monument or a statue...............
hey plz use d money fr people dying in d country.......dnt waste it!!!!!!!!respect shiveji from heart jst nt by makin a monument or a statue...............
- HITENDER CHHABRIA,
hey plz use d money fr people dying in d country.......dnt waste it!!!!!!!!respect shiveji from heart jst nt by makin a monument or a statue...............
- Deepjyoti Das,
First her highness Mayawati went on a self infatuated drive spending almost Rs 2500 crores on useless statues. And now another so called \'brilliant\' initiative. Kudos to our politicians. No one can think fast enought then them to plunder our precious resources.
Great stuff from Vishal M.Dadlani. Buddy let your tribe increase(like your tunes:-)) I fully agree with the thought that the money planned for the statue can best be utilized to improve the quality of lives of this great city\'s worthy citizens.
Its just a waste of money. Same will be recovered from us in some other way. First improve the condition of public transport. See the local train compartments, , cobwebs are hanging from the fan. These people should think of spending some money on cleaning these trains first. Please increase local trains. Please see how working people are travelling every day. Think of helping them by increasing trains, tracks. Spend some money on such project. Check the drainage system on tracks. Every monsoon there is water logging problem resulting in trains getting delayed. Think of imporving such situtaion by spending some money. Many thanks to Mr. Vishal for taking this up.
This money can be used to provide basic education to the underprivileged, who will learn about this great leader.
wealth needs to be distributed sensibly... educate the illiterate so they don\'t become the very numbers which politicians boast of as their support in arguments when they justify their actions like building statues worth fortunes which could have been put to better use...
There are so many better things to do. Why just have a statue of great legends, in stead we should follow their ideologies. Hope our great politicians will understand this. Amen!
- Bharat Bhatt,
Well thought and objected to
- Ankit Tibrewala,
- aditi jagtiani,
- RYAN OLIVER,
- Devika Menon ,
the money should be use for the upliftment of the poor people and making statue will make no sense the name should be in hearts with respect and honour.
- Amarjit Singh,
This is a sheer waste of precious tax payer\'s money, we sweat, we pay income tax for such monuments to be built? Utter rubish!! Instead money could be channalised for helping the needy, poor and homeless people, money could be spent to educate children.
If you really want to commemorate Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, create a fund to provide education, medical aid & sanitation for the most needy Indian also provide monetary assistances to the farmers who are the backbone of our country. I really wouldn’t mind if the monument erected where from the funds of personal monies of the political leaders and not that of the tax payers. Please note that tax payers money should be used for a better cause of the country and not for ones own vested interest.
- Vidhur khanna,
- Gretta Ferrao,
- Rajeev Takhtani,
- Aakash Tyagi,
- Hormuz Maloo,
I have great respect for Shivaji Maharaj.But I strongly feel that instead of erecting a statue costing RS 350.crores this money can go .towards helping the poor farmers who are committing sucide.These farmers are supplying us with food and should be aided in times of need.Also this money should be utilised other poor and needy people.
Please make beneficial use of the hard earned money of the people.
Bomi R Shroff,
Dear Mr Vishal M.Dadlani, I salute you for this brave and most sensible action that you have taken.We Indians need somebody to lead us and this time you are our leader.Keep up the good work. JAI-HIND.
\"Statue\" is it symbol of respect we pay to our leaders or freedom fighter? Lets pay back there efforts by working for the people for whom they have died? Mumbai as many issues to be addressed and to be worked on,money should be used for such issues.I oppose! hope HC has fair judgement.
Hope these loser politicians read and take notice of this PIL, cause they already know about all the things one can do with that sum of money instead of the statue in the ocean, the problem:-its them who decide either ways.
- yogesh mehra,
Its our hard earned money. Please use to for the development of the roads, distribution of foood, etc. Please do not waste it.
Instead of puting up statues, the govt shld build and spend money on another sea link so that every coomon person can use it and help decongest the city
- nivedita ,
- Ashwin Balakrishnan,
- Kalpesh Lad,
Abdul Hameed Khan,
We all hope & pray for the great efforts you carried out to bring this change..
A very good initiative against DIRTY POLITICS. We are with you Vishal.
“Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you\'d have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion.”
Please let the environment be worth living in.
- Sarita Dlima,
- darren das,
Gautam Kumar Roy,
When will people who can make a difference wake up to the sufferings of the teeming masses and apply themselves to real and meaningful efforts.The shenanigans of those in power is truly revolting and disgraceful.
- Sumaiya Chitalwalla,
- Dr.JAIPRAKASH TRAKRU,
You are absolutely right Vishal, we are with you.
good initiative.. way to go vishal..we support u completely..!
- Natasha Vasanji,
- Suneel Utamchandani,
- Anila Rajneesh,
I very strongly support this campaign and feel that the Govt. already has its hands full with tight expenditure budget. We have already seen prominent MPs being asked to vacate 5-star hotels. In such a scenario, spending 350 crores on a statue is ridiculous and wasteful. Lets do something to improve rural infra & help farmers with power & irrigation. I hope sense prevails!!!
- Nekzad Engineer,
- RINA MUMTAZ,
- Nilay Parekh,
- SHIRLEY DE SOUZA,
- Yashodhan Ghorpade,
Please think bigger for the country and the people who are alive rather than for the dead. I fail to see y one shld be spending this sum on someone dead and gone rather than spending on the country which need a lot more than a statue, on its poor people who need more things than a statue to see.
I believe before we ape New York, we should get our house clean. Invest in good infrastructure projects which last long.
These politicians never cease to surprise me with their ever-escalating idiocy...
We dont want to see our hard earned money in the form of statue. We want better infrastructure and security and we think we deserve it.
- Minoo Mantri,
- Archit Gupta,
- Tarun Varma,
those who are refugee\'s shouldnt say anything about our state.and please all other bastard\'s those who are against this structure should keep there a** out of this.all non marathi please be quiet,and if you think this is mere wastage of your money then get out of this state which consider chhatrapati shivaji maharaj as a devotee,more to say if it had been arajiv gandhi statue then all of them would have supported.the budget is 350 crore,if it had been 3500 crores i support the cause....because it is our pride.
- R P ENGINEER,
Tax payers money should be put to better use than spending on statues
EVEN IN BOOM PERIOD THESE TYPES OF EXPENSES WOULD NOT BE FAIR SO IN THE PREVAILING ECONOMIC CONDITIONS IT WOULD BE DISGRACE IN THE NAME OF SHIVAJI MAHARAJ.
Pls. stop this
- LAKSHMANAN TS,
rustom l. jasoomoney,
Use the money to clean up Bombay and root out corruption
- Tijin Jay Chacko,
The government of Maharashtra is already running a deficit of several crores. It should therefore act more responsibly and avoid throwing public money around just to garner votes.
maybe this is one way of making money...
- Akila Urankar,
Please use Public money for betterment of the Nation
Latesh Suresh Shah,
this is one of the nice way to explain our thoughts to these politicans but needs more anger & aggrasiveness otherwise all are money will go for their waste.
This is Lunacy.
- Garima Gupta,
I strongly support this....there z no point of spending 350 crores on a statue (with all due respect to Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj).there are lakhs of other issues which are much more important & this money shoul be used for those.
Please stop this waste of money and not create another pigeon sty...
- S Thyagarajan,
If at all something has to be done in his memory, the alternative suggested above(schools, help to farmers,better equipment for police force etc) should be strongly considered...
The best way to pay respect this great leader is to follow his path. Shivaji always cared for his people and always worked for the betterment of the masses. If we realy want to pay respect we should utilise the money for the poor starving farmers who are commiting suiside.
- arvind rao,
- priya jaikishan,
kindly divert to farmers family who have committed suicide in Maharashtra
It is strange that the SC has passed strictures against the UP CM Mayawati from constructing statues worth thousands of crores. It is a pity that we are a pawn in the hands of the politicians and can\'t come together in fighting such attrocities heaped on us from time to time.
350 crores! Just think ! With that kind of money and in the name and blessings of Shivaji, -How many homes could be built for the homeless - How many sick people could be treated in the government hospitals - How many people can be fed - How many people can be clothed - How many people can be educated yet, this amount is spent on a statue. Will this statue generate income in excess of 350 crores to do all the above noble work or will it become another cause for a communal or terrorist target and have all the crores washed down into the sea!
Shivaji was never of Mumbai. There are many philanthropist or great people who have built Mumbai and they should be be honoured. We need to use the funds in a better way. Our city needs development of need.
Lets jus not waste money on MNS typo things.. We all love our Shivaji Maharaj but thers simply no need 2 spend Rs.350 crores 2 show our respect which can otherwise b utilized for some development activities..
I am sure Shivaji himself would have insisted on the money being used for better purposes.
- Gopinath Natarajan,
- Anil Kulkarni,
- Abhishek V,
Yes v strongly support this.It would be better to dedicate this money in the name of Shivaji for all important issues that need immediate attention like roads,garbage systems, rehabilitation of beggars etc. than a statue of him.
Nadeem GHori ,
The money can be utilized in feeding the poor children, for education and for re hablitation instead of spending on these selfish motives
If \"Vishal Dadlani\" seriously supports this cause then.... Y have any media savvy personality, not spoken nything about, it yet. I m sure Vishal has a good network in the showbiz and is familiar with couple of biggies. Is Aamir Khan sleeping? Is Kiran Bedi out of India? She can do reality shows, surely she can take up this one. Lastly, dont kno if these F****** r going to read it but \"HOPE\",is all v hav. Just like - Vishal Dadlani whether he takes it forward or this just remains a blog where 1 can only express his/her \"Voices\".
Let money be used and for some fruitful purpose, and let sea be a sea. There better options to use this huge amount money and this could bring change to many so called \"human being\".
- shikha singh,
I support this PIL
Quite ridiculous! A total waste of money. Haven\'t we already named our airport, roads and train station after Shivaji to give him the due respect ??? Is it necessary to build another statue? What does having this statue prove?
Let the money go to the people who really need this for a better cause. We pay hefty taxes for betterment of siciety not for such leisures decided by these bloody politicians
Please stop this nonsense and get more real and practical in life.Instead of glorifying the dead lets put the money in use for those who r alive and struggling to live.Address issues of immediate urgency.Theres a lot to be done for the country yet..We cannot afford wastage of our limited resources..
The money could be utilized for more worthy causes benefitting the living instead of glorifying the departed!!
Impressed with the idea of \"SmallChange.in\".
- Shaguna khatri,
I would add to Ninad\'s comment about the media be so negligence about such issues. I would like media to be more pro-active in disclosing such acts to public instead of following stupid Saas Bahu sagas. I second Ninad\'s point on celebrities sleeping over such a cause. I, Divyesh Bhatia, a mumbaikar by birth pray and pleed to the Hon. Court to direct the state government on stpoing to misuse our tax money and utilise them in the rightest possible way for the betterment of the general public of the State of Maharashtra Jai Hind. Jai Maharashtra. Divyesh Bhatia
350 CR on a statue should be made a criminal offense in a country like ours which has far bigger problems like the lack of education, deep rooted corruption, the inaccessibility of the basics like food and clean water to vast majority of the population, a completely dysfunctional infrastructural set-up, dirt, pollution and and the ever increasing threat of terrorism Get REAL supporters to this debauchery - time we finally smell the coffee.
- Pari Irani,
Please utilize this funds for the betterment of the country rather than wasting the money on unwanted thinks
It is a waste of time and money.
This is sheer waste of public money.
- Saira Mir,
- Aditya Malkani,
Waiting for the government to grow up!
use the money to make Mumbai a better place for the poorer class than feeding the egos of the politicians, they will come give big talk n go
- Kartik Shah,
Edwin A DCunha,
Statues will not feed the poor and the needy nor will it help in development of the state/nation. This is sheer waste of Public money. This amount of approx 300 crores can be utilised in giving a better life to Mumbai and every Mumbaite rather than giving a statue to Mumbai.
Haider Ali Ansari,
I sincerely think that the amount to be spent on the making of the statue can be used more wisely
\"I support this PIL\"
Do not waste money on a stone monument, rather use it for a good purpose.
Have the politicians / court / so-called decision makers gone blind.....and cannot see the different issues & problems that are crying hoarse for attention??? Doesnt a 350-crore serve any other purpose than a statue which although is of a great personality, can be utilised more effectively. Plus they also need to keep the effect on environment and our skyline in mind.......Jaago Re !!!! Stop this utter nonsense !!!
Its totally Non-sensical to spend huge amounts on such statues when the maharashtra state government cant even provide better infrastructure..better life to Police..though a nice gimmick to attract voters..Look at amount of power plants & roads coming in states like Tamil Nadu & Gujrat..and look at our state..I guess Shivaji Maharaj would be more happy up in Heaven if we provide nice life to people than to build his Statue..well for politicians they dont loose anything..use govt money to earn votes..come back again & do the same..& i fail to underdstand how environmentalists have given green signal to such project..Our country cannot afford to send such huge sum of money as compared to countries in west..But I guess our maharashtrian leaders & competing with Mayawati..
def do not support this !! we do not require this statue at this point or ever - respect to any individual at the cost of suicides-either of the farmers or the general public due to high costs of living - is a shame to the state of maharashtra!!
- Kanchan Pednekar,
I agree not to make this monument at this point of time, else please spend money to remove all the slums with all government powers from the railway track areas of mumbai, a good transportation means to public in train. Big spacious dabbas in train and in bus good and intellectual conductors, to avoid the raggism of taxi drivers.
Good Decision not to implement
This money can be used for building schools for children where they can learn who was Chatrapati Shivaji and his contribution to Maratha society
If Chatrapati Shivaji would have been among us today, he definitely would have thought of million better avenues to spend such a humongous amount for benefit of all...
The question is... Can this government show the citizens that governance is not just about vote-banks. Let this government prove to the citizens that it CAN be more productive and not use our hard earned money on projects that the citizens do not want, nor need.
FYI, 70% of the battles fought by Shivaji were against Maratha\'s.
- Arun Raman,
- Ranjit Dongre,
Finances and resources need to be used seeing the practical and tangible benefits which the poor can get in a day to day basis.
Feed the hungry, clothe the poor, arm the police to fight terrorists, give work to the unemployed. I am sure Shivaji Maharaj would himself have been happier doing this rather than seeing a 350 crore statue in the sea devoted to him.
- nidhi lall,
This Money can be utilised for the benefit of poors.
- Gayatri Kakkar,
- Ancel Dsouza,
- Ghanshyam Prabhu,
This money can be used for building hospitals for poor people.
- Sandeep Bhandarkar,
I hope the govt doesnt waste funds on such rubbish. I totally support this. Let the money be used to help farmers instead.
Our hard earned money cannot be used for such purpuses..when we need to focus on so many things...
Excellent recommendations - the statue is a collosal waste of state funds.
Darayus M Bhoja,
I AM WITH U AND AGREE ON WHAT EVER U HAVE SAID. LETS ALL HOPE THAT GOVERNMENT DO-NOT WASTE MONEY LIKE THIS.
I support this PIL and in favour of support to the doughthit starving farmers of Maharashtra and better equipment to Police Force & Coast Guard.
Please use this money to improve the sorry state of our road and infrastructure. Help in making the work of the metro quicker.
- Hema ,
When the country and the world is facing severe recession this kind of waste of public money is criminal and needs to be stopped by what ever means possible.
- Rohini Radhakrishnan,
The cost involved in this activity should be utilized in a much more useful way.
Y M P,
Certainly agree with the petition.
this is such a big waste of money, this money can be used of the development of infrastructure in the state. provide water to the location where so much of scarcity, if not then distribute the money to poor farmers at least.
What an utterly ridiculous idea. To bring even more crowds to South Mumbai. Utterly daft.
Ryan M. Sadri,
Really hope & pray common sense prevails here at least!
- Neha Vaish,
- Prasad Shriram Joshi,
- Solanki Raksha ,
100% Spot on. We owe it to Shivaji Maharaj to make Maharashtra a great place. Making a statue of that great king while neglecting bigger problems in our state would be an insult to that legend.
- Rudi Heredia,
This is not environment friendly and it will damage the natural beauty of that site
- Dalpat Jain,
- Sajish Nair,
please concentrate on the improvising the pain areas
We need to concentrate on things that matter to us today like the prices & quality of consumables.
- gurudatt patki,
- carol dsa,
- PRADEEP MODY,
A total waste of funds, instead use them to better our city\'s infrastructure, strengthen our city defense mechanism, which are still using outdated weapons and safety suits. We have lost such great and honorable Police Officers in the 26/11 because of being under equipped. Give poor a dwelling, education and society health, medical benefits to all citizens on India.
Maharaj will be happy if the fund is used for waving off the debts on farmers in Maharashtra. build good schools and colleges for students and some industries for people to earn their bread butter, (Maharashtrians ofcourse!)
This is another opportunity for our Politicians to make money!!!
What a pitiable waste!
Maharaj will be happy if the fund is used for waving off the debts on farmers in Maharashtra. build good schools and colleges for students and some industries for people to earn their bread butter, (Maharashtrians ofcourse!)
This money would be better used if spent for medical and educational aid to the very many poor in our state.
- Bina Mahtani,
WE NEED MORE PEOPLE LIKE MR DADLANI
- Shaily Bobra,
- Prarthna Joseph,
Please reconsider, thank you.
- Radha Kapuria,
Amy R. Irani,
- vikram agrawal,
Respected Politicians. You have been elected with the trust and confidence that you will wisely govern the policies of this country in the interest of our developing nation. Who is this statue going to benefit exactly? We already have plenty of tourist sites in the City that are urgently in need of refurbishment - why create addl such sites where both cost of creation and maintenance is so prohibitive. And certainly you all agree that a sea link to aid our rapidly worsening traffic problem is far more necessary!
Adv.Jyoti Sanghvi ,
there are so many statues of Shivaji maharaj all over Maharashtra, nearly in every city; anybody and everybody in Maharashtra knows what a great ruler he was; so to spend 350 crores on one more statue will be a colossal waste of valuable funds which the revenue deficit maharashtra government could use constructively for citizen welfare activities
- Nikhil Thakur,
Wonder who was the person to get this idea. These politicians will go to ANY length and this MUST be stopped.
- Nikhil Thakur,
- Shekhar Ruparelia,
- Jatin Gokani,
- Saurabh Saxena,
- Dipika Jani,
Kindly add me also in the same.
Neither we Indians nor the Mharaj is gonna be happy with this idea of a statue in the Ocean...if these guys are so desperate in spending people\'s money...i feel they can use them in making the city a clean place rather than spoiling the ocean. how does it make a big difference in our lives with a statue in the ocean....
Kindly consider my vote for the betterment of the maharashtrian community.
- Shaurya Garg,
- Rashim Singh,
- Chinmay Palekar,
- Chinmay Palekar,
It would be better if money is spent on the roads and infrastructure,in and around Mumbai
Saifuddin F. L.,
This is merely a pre-poll gimmick alongwith increasing the SRA cut-off date to 2000. Today it is easier for a slum dweller to own a house worth lacs of Rupees than a hard working person to own one. There are so many issues that needs to be solved primarily health care, infrastructure & drinking water - why cant the government make desalination plant to solve drinking water problem and instead spend hundred of crores on monuments is beyong any understanding...
If the state can improve its resources with the funds all is done. Please dont waste public money which is earned with hard work and lot of sweat and challenges which carry along. Suggest goes that the money may be used to modernise the rail system which is still in the stone age.
- Radhika Shahani,
please use our money wisely.
it is more of politics rather than respect. please invest this amount for welfare of kids below poverty line in educating them and giving them one complete meal atleast perday
- MRS.MAY DIAS,
This is appeasement of the illiterate masses who are their vote bank. It is not possible to drive common sense into these politicians as their survival is at stake
Securing and keeping the city clean should definately make Shivaji happy who was so proud of our country
Iyer H. Balasubramanian,
I am with you to fight this wasteful spending which should be utilised for better educational, handicapped compatable facilities, sanitation, cleaner environment, better roads, better hospital facilities, first aid centres, crisis management facilities & training centres, equipping our security forces including the local police, rain water harvesting etc. The options available are immense but the State Government is still bent up on utilising the public funds on their vote bank politics, which is the most appaling situation of our country as a whole.
- Shivan Mehra,
Having seen the proposed plan, I can safely say that its going to cost much more than a mere 350 crores. A 15 storied building in worli costs more. once work will commence, the amount will keep on revising its 5-7 times more that initially approved. remember what happened to the sea-link?
With all due respect to the individual, and keeping in mind the present economic situation both in Mumbai and all over India, I think proper and due consideration must be given to this Project. Honor and respect need not be measured by monetary value. It can be shown in many a way.
- Firdos Mubaraki,
- Shahrook Munsiff,
Please think of poor people who will be benifited with this money..
- Vivek Bhambhani,
We already hv a suitable statue of the Maharaj at Shivaji park so another one is a waste n all the resources cud be used for the multiple suggestions made by several others.Pl dont waste precious monies n get real for godssake.
Dr S Gupta,
yes what a waste of tax payers money,Mumbai needs a lot of other things done and not this
- Ricky Ghadiali,
- T. H. Buhariwalla,
this is ridiculous
- Anuj Didwania,
This is totally ludicrous. This amount is ours in form of taxes, fines, etc. Why should some one else get an option to build something like this. Use this for transportation, housing etc.
- Shankar Dey,
M not apposed to the monument. But building at the expense of public money and that too at the time when farmers r committing suicide. i wont party to it. If at all they want to build it; then ask any private firm to do it. Dont spend the public money on such things
Instead divert this fund to drought hit villages, to strengthen police force, to bring more greenary by planting as much as tree as we can, to build rain harvesting plants, to give shelter to the people living on foothpaths, to build homes for street childrens. Pls do not waste our hard earned money. I think this way we will pay our respect to Chattrapati Shivaji Raje.
Joaquim Mariano Dsouza,
I am waiting for the First Politician or any common Man to build up the monument on his legally owned land and at his own cost.... I will salute him...........Any takers?
- Ashwin Vaz,
- Isha Kapoor,
- Daniel Massie,
Ashish S Desai,
I totally agree with Vishal & appreciate this efforts & hope this movement will make its mark & reach the politicians who do not think of the basis hygine, socio economic needs of the pepole & have approved such huge expenditure, that too in the name of a historic hero who would never have agreed on suh an act if he would have been alive today .
let them build it then bomb it
- D. Francis,
Itis outrageous. you cannot have statue in the middd[e of marinedrive. maharashtrian are so clannish. why not instill feelings of indian instead.
- Rahul Daga,
- cawas sidhwa,
I am against the statue being constructed with public money. I am sure Mumbai needs these funds to create a better infrastructure, education, health facilities and sanitary facilities than just a statue for pigeons. I am sure even Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj would not waste public money like this.
- neeta koli,
We need to get our priorities right!
- SHAKEEL LADAK,
First thing First
It is scandalous to misuse scarce public funds for such unproductive purposes when the state is facing a ballooning financial deficit which is sought to be covered up by further taxing the common man by increased state levies and duties,when such funds could be put to more productive use.
Let\'s spend money on the basic infrastructure that we are sorely lacking instead.
- Sarits Sundaram,
- Alia Naqvi,
What about Mt. Rushmore?
- Jamshyd K. Cooper,
Waste of country\'s money. Use the same for something more FRUITFUL
Why can\'t the politicians utilise these funds for positive, constructive city improvement rather than coming out with such frivolous plans.
Ashok M. Karnad,
This wastage must be stopped.
I agree that it is a recurring waste of public money. First build it and then guard it. Definitely not a vision of the great warrior for his nation.
Lets have Shivaji Maharaj in our hearts and deeds instead of the statue. I am sure if Chatrapati would have been alive he would have wished for the same too.
It will most definitely not cost only Rs. 350 crores, and most of that sum will me in the pockets of the undeserving!
- Neha Gupta,
- Ayesha Surty,
- kanta vazirani,
this statue will definately spoil the beautiful view of mumbai
In Shivaji\'s memory let us focus our resources and attention toward building a safer, healthier and more unified Mumbai, not using his image for political gains, which are divisive and unnecessary. Shivaji is proudly and fondly remembered by all Mumbaikars, but the money must be better spent at this time.
- satesh chavan,
Lets make a few hospitals & schools in the name of Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj instead of a worthless statue..
Open a trust in the name of Shivaji Maharaj and help the needy.
Nothing additional to comment. I am surprised how can this kind of expense be approved when more than half of our people don\'t have access to basic necessities. I agree that even Shivaji would not have approved of it.
please send the money to the farmers.
Extravangant & superfluous in these times of recession...
Absolute waste of precious money.
- HImanshu shenoy,
i truly agree with it, y cant the money be utilised for the betterment of the citizens rather wasting it on statues which would however be of no help. govt should be allowed to waste money which people of this country deserve.
- P Menon,
- Santosh Sequeira,
Agreed.. The money can definitely be used alternatively to make another infrastructure project viable in the City.
- Juthika Nagpal,
- Priya Gonsalves,
Just a coincidence, was referring to the lyrics of We are the world by Michael Jackson, and having read the atrocities of the farmers not only in Maharashtra, but throughout India, the above cause is just a tribute to what Michael Jackson did for the drought hit South Africans.Yes we are the world and we surely can make a difference.
Please use the money for upgrading the civic infrastructure of the city
The Airport Is names After Him, The largest park is named after him.. As mentioned above there are further more priority areas that need attention. This is just another way of vote banks and nothing else. Besides erecting his statue we first need to probably implement few of his administrative abilities for which he is remembered still.
To be honest i am not at all amazed by this horrendous act of the so called government they are definately capable of a lot more filth. This definately needs to be stopped some day. Vishal, Very good innitiative
- Faraz Siddique,
please use the money for the living rather for those who are no more there....as a compromise let them name the bandra worli sea link after shivaji atleast it ia project which has the well being of the average citizen rather than a statue being erected from the tax payers monies
If building this or any other statue will help: 1) Provide basic needs of common man - glass of clean water, hygienic environment, basic clothing and shelter 2) Provide security to our borders / nation\'s sovereignty 3) Protect the nation and public from Terrorist attacks 4) Provide basic education to all children so that literacy rate can be improved 5) Eradicate legacy and newer mutant diseases 6) Eradicate corruption form our systems 7) Eliminate communal hate 8) Inculcate basic human values and morality 9) Prevent misuse of Police might 10) Improve our infrastructure including self sufficiency in energy 11) Reduce / eliminate atrocities against women/girls including rape ….many more…. then I support….
- Namrata Mashru,
I would be happy if another section of the Sealink could be built instead, connecting Nariman Point to Worli. it is a beautiful sight already, and I would be proud as a Mumbaiker to have it named after Chatrapati Shivaji. This proposed monument really does nothing for Mumbai and Maharashtra.
- Amit Naik,
- Neha Karkara,
I beleive watever has been mentioned in th PIL, please come out of the air conditioned cars walk in these drought affected areas, walk the roads in monsoon, travel by local trains during rush hours. After doing so if you still feel like going ahead with building the monumnet then surely you go ahead with it !!!
- Natasha ,
Shivaji Maharaj fought for the poor men, to uplift the society and free it from the evil clutches of Mughals. Same is required today. Jay Shivaji
Usha devi Rathore,
This is very wasteful. The great Chatrapathi would prefer the money to be spent on housing and education and clean water for the people of Maharashtra!He cared fro his people unlike our present day politicians who are so full of ego and greed.
- S Nagpal , Mumbai ,
- parag gandhi,
what is staed by u is 100% corect hope good sense prevails on the authorities and immediate stepsa re tkaen for the relief and help to farmers who themselves grow food to feed others but die of starvation what a pity and disgrace to our nation GOD HELP
- Sameer Kulkarni,
I support this cause. Huge People fund should not be wasted for building statue or memorial, when so many people are starving and our basic infrastructure is not good.
If anybody would have studied History of Great king Shivaji; they would have thought before spending money from own pockets. If this money can be utilised for the betterment of Maharashtra Shivaji Raja\'s soul will have more peace.
- Shirin F Neterwala,
If anybody would have studied History of Great king Shivaji; they would have thought before spending money from own pockets. If this money can be utilised for the betterment of Maharashtra Shivaji Raja\'s soul will have more peace.
Pls stop wastage of Public Resources. We are proud of the great work that Shivaji Maharaj did for the welfare of the society, and he would want us to act in a prudent manner. Address the infrastructure, poverty and education issues. We should remember Shivaji Maharaj in our hearts and not just by his statue. Jai Shivaji
i think this is very foolish investment! instead of investing in a huge statue, that money can be used for maintainance of Raja\'s all forts! There are many many more things can be done through these money! But they want to do sumthing about Shivaji only.. then fort maintainance is the best and having a Raja Statue on each is a great idea!
What has Shivaji done for the city of Mumbai??? Did he build the airport?No! Did he build the trains? No! But yet we have the train station and airport named after him. But what he did have was a formidable navy. And yet our loony politicians will not name the port after him. The Shiv Sena and MNS think everything should be named after him. But legends like JRD Tata who gave India its first airline have been treated shabbily.
- Hari Chaitanya,
Let it be spent to buy more trains so that the decedents of shivaji can atleast travel with dignity
Let it be spent to buy more trains so that the decedents of shivaji can atleast travel with dignity
I completely agree with Mr. Dadlani on whatever you have written... I never knew you had a sensitive side to u too... And I hope this petition is finally accepted by the Govt. and a lot of money can be used in places where it is rightfully required.
- Anup Patel ,
No need for such a statue where half of india is below poverty line
- Marshal ,
Please stop plundering our country and use these funds for constructing good roads and infra. Please learn these things from the Gujarat Govt.
I wholeheartedly agree that this is a colossl waste of public money. Mayawati has got competition now!
Joshua David D\'Silva,
Dear Politician, Use the money to sponsor someones education, you definitely wont get any more votes. But lookie on the bright side, your kid wont be a laughing stock ( as in that guy\'s idotic father put up that statue). Yes, like it or not the rest of the world is being educated. And don\'t you think its better that a kid know about Shivaji and his exploits rather than look at a statue of a man he doesn\'t recognize, damn putting a name plate may not even suffice.
The S.C has stayed work on Mayawatis Memorial/statue bulding spree in response to a PIL. Shouldnt Mumbaikars follow the PIL Route? Also the Govt needs to be reminded that an offshore Memorial already exists- Shivrajeshwar temple in Sindhudurg Fort- which can be spruced up at fraction of the cost. Taxpayers money should not/can not be spent frivolously at the whims of politicians. It must be used for public good and we mumbaikars must not let this issue fizzle out.
- DEVANG SHAH,
- RAMESH SHAH,
The amount saved can be spent for development of poor and for infrastructure in Mumbai and adjoining areas like Thane
- Jehangir Surti,
mrs zeena m.z shroff.,
why waste amm admi money instead spend the amount on feeding the poor or housing them
- odette gomes,
- Anuj Singla,
- disha kotian,
- Vijay Shetty,
No doubt its a waste of money. This money should be used in drought hit areas to provide relief to poor people.
- Veneeta Rawat,
After reading all comments need to suggest all of you that Maharashtra govt is not a small children play group. You should aware with all the project. It cost only 50-60 crores every year and not affecting so much for state. Mr. Vishal & his friends doing only public stunt nothing else. Also, the state govt will earn a lots of money after completion of this project through MINI THEATER, RESTAURANTS, MUSEUM ETC. .. So, discussion on this topic will create unnecessary gap between us. So, all of we are indian and have to be proud as a Indian. Also, this statue is not a statue of any ordinary person. This is a symbol of Maharashtra emperor and who knows maharashtra & maratha history and who is feel proud to say that we are maharashtrian and salute Marathi Emperor Ch Shivaji Maharaj, they are true maharashtrian and will not oppose this project. Only few people are there who are opposing this project for public stunt and popularity in bollywood and social life nothing else. So, my friends before giving any comment on this blog go through all project and positive points of project.
- FENIL SHAH,
- M. Bhagat,
I think before commenting on the project we should understand what is the proposed plan.
First the government should preserve the existing heritage structures of Shivaji - look at Raigad - its in taters.
Perhaps this great statue could house slum dwellers of the city?
- sudhir khaitan,
Politicians...they are always inversely proportional to society as well as country
Please stop unnecessary expenses, built school & colleges & homes for people to live in. There should be employment for all.
Let\'s built more number of Hospitals in the villages and some interior places where it is really required.
please save this country from our wonderful politian. They hardly care about the people. On one hand they are ready to spend 350 crores of the TAX PAYERS MONEY, while on the other hand the prices of commodities are increasing. there soon will come a time when we will have to see such monuments and fill our STOMACHS. GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL THOSE WHO DARE TO FIGHT THESE CORRUPT POLITICIAN.
Must stop this waste
i firmly agree that this is indeed a criminal waste of tax payer\'s money. This can be productively utilised to solve many other pressing problems in Mumbai and Maharashtra.
I agree we should not spend such a huge amount on this type of activity, someone said that this statue will bring business, but what about elephanta caves , aquarium , museum who is planning to upgrade the tourist attraction there.
Guys that\'s our money. How can this guys use our money without our decession. Ask these guys to first save existing heritage structures and then implement new. I this this guys are also facing recession so they are implemeting new plans to get more money
Guys that\'s our money. How can this guys use our money without our decession. Ask these guys to first save existing heritage structures and then implement new. I this this guys are also facing recession so they are implemeting new plans to get more money
- Karin Nayar,
Lagta hai janta ki safety se jyada politicians ko monuments pyare hain.
- S. JACOBS,
I support this PIL.
I support this PIL
To spend 350 crores just on a Statue at the cost of the tax payers ? I donot agree. Respect is not derived just by putting up statues. It has to come from within. This is a gimick of the so called political leaders. Please stop misguiding the innocent. Instead why not think about the upliftment of the needy & ensure better standard of living for them from the funds available.
- Kawita Purohit,
We NEED INFRASTRUCTURS More that STATUES The STATUE IS NOT GOING to BENEFIT ANYONE. SPEND THE MONEY TO Make ROADS
R. N. Renjen,
This is going to be a horrendous and criminal waste of money and resources. Shivaji would not have liked it. From what I understand he did not indulge in self glorification and led a simple life. He would have hated to see statues of himself when the people of his state suffered from want and neglect. The very idea that the state would earn from malls museums and mini theatres [I\'m referring to the post by Mr. Mahesh below] who seems to think Shivaji was an emperor [he was a chieftain] not to mention all his other \"logic\" is reflective of all the warped thinking that is going into the making of this \"people pleaser\" which will only enable contractors and politicians to make money and bidders for the malls and theatres to pay kickbacks to get their tenders accepted.
- Sharmeen Couto,
Should use the money for development / employment for the BPL
what is the point of all this waste
Good day. I think this is complete absurdity.How can you build a monument in the middle of sea.
I support this...there is no9 state intrest only political intrest involved
- Chhaya Kamat,
A humble request to those involved in the costly wastage of resources, it is indeed a wonderful dream but we have always learnt in school that what we did in our past has shaped our present but will ruin our future if we don\'t start looking forward.
I totally agree
Waste of money,time. They should spend it on more important subjects
- Naresh Hansrajani,
national pride,maharashtrian pride, a sense of feeling integrated with the maharashtrian way...all this only if you do not oppose creation of a statue.Do statues attract values or are values created from life style and disciple propogated by the great warrior?going out and spending on a monument is not creative,what is creative is living the ideals the great king propagated.it would be prudent for the propagators to try and live the idealogy of the great king instead of making a monument!
Its a dire waste of the taxpayers\' money.
- kalyan Prasath,
Ameya R. Bhagat,
Government just want to show that they also belive in Shivaji Maharaj nothing else, but there way of doing things is stupidity, mumbai is facing water logs every where this monument which will cover around one acre of sea create crisis in the city as water that will get displaced will enter in the city, has the government thought about it? moreover 350 crores is not a joke it can be used for better development of the city itself like the basic needs of drainage and roads
- vinita sarin,
We cant build good roads but we want to spend crores on a statue in the middle of the sea
Percy V Ichchaporia,
I do agree to a very large extent this is some political game and people of Mumbai should not allow politicians to let loose and do what these feel like first let them get their act straight and preserve the already existing monuments.What would happen after some time to this great monument is no one would take care of the statue and once again it will be under dirt and dust and no great king like Ch Shivaji Maharaji stature must be erected to be treated this way.In fact if they must build some library in the honour of Ch Shivaji\'s Maharajs name to educate our new upcoming youth so that the public money is used in a judicious and deligent way.Otherwise it is a simple waste of the hard earned money of local public.Thank you.
I personally worship shivaji maharaj. he was not less than a god, but i would recommend & request our politicians not to create his monument but to read his administrative system. an unbiased system in which the farmer was the happiest person in his kingdom & in your hands are filled with the blood of farmers.
- sameer padalkar,
- Barkha Patel,
Every paisa of the tax we pay should go towards better causes like bettering infrastructure, improving education, providing for healthcare, abolishing child labour etc. If we believe we are one nation then why have the need to erect any statue at all in any sea?
- Anuj Zinzuwadia,
- Dhananjay Singh,
- Noopur Sen,
- Kingshuk Poddar,
stop them to waste money
I agree Shivaji Maharaj was a great person. If he were alive today he too would have opposed the misuse of money in his name for political purposes. Instead the money should be diverted for better causes like education, health, agriculture etc..
This is absolutely an insane idea. If someone really cares for Shivaji Maharaj, please follow his ideas. Try to preserve his forts and and make them a good tourist site.
Wasting the taxpayers\' money like this? Aamjunta will not allow these people to materialize this. This is serious.
I hope the money is used for a good cause and not for making statues though we respect the great warrior from the bottom of our heart but this kind of money can be put to beter use
- Shyam Bhaya,
- Sapan Parekh,
money can be definitely used in more proper investments like supporting villages etc
i think even the great warrior would have objected to such kind of atrocious waste of money which will not serve any purpose for betterment of the community. if these politicians really want to respect the great warrior , i suggest they read up what he did for his people and human race in general. shame on these blood sucking parasites.
- Antonio Botelho,
why not enforce greater security against terror attacks? more arms, better police force. stop corruption- increase salaries instead. I would rather have better \"useful\" police,than this statue.
This much money should surely be used for more important things.
- Nitin Manchanda,
do something for people instead of who have died for their people...learn something from them
I support this Plea
This money would be better used to provide basic amenities to the suffering hordes of Mumbai
- jay kotak,
I support this!
- Havovi Hyderabadwalla,
Disgusting....Why not take a public vote on this issue??.. Majority of Maharashtrians will also reject this idea.. Crores of rupees will be pocketed by these \"raavans\" of politics as well...
- Skyla C,
i am all for this PIL. Its a total waste of time and money . Instead we could help the poor farmers to get rid of their debts !
- H. Mirza,
- ashwini kerkar,
- Gokul Lalwani,
when the mantri babus gaze into the arabian sea, they want to remind themselves that they are equally as mighty as Shivaji himself.
- sean Lawrence,
I am in total harmony with the PIL. Surely, the money can be utilized in much more serious issues that the country is facing today.
I would rather say invest the money in improving the infrastructure of the city instead of building this statue. And if you really feel you want to something in the honour of Shivaji Maharaj then do something good for the state or city instead of raising this statue which is not going to be of any use ..
The government should first improve the security measures in the city istead of spending money on statues. I fully suport the plea
- mira shah,
We alread have loads of statues of Shivaji all over Mumbai and we definetely dont need one in the middle of the bay...... This ought to be stopped and the money better be put to some good use.... Thousands of ppl in our country are dying due to hunger and poverty..... This cant go on.....
This will just increase the drama of religiuos problems in mumbai.... please dont do this.. rather this money can be used for the people in crisis
Dont waste money it can be used for many valuable things.... there are millions of people in need.. help them...
this statue will not be realized, have a look at the proportions in the papers and relate it with marine drive, its not possible and is just a political ploy, nonetheless, my vote and all mu support against an atrocity like this.
- Hetal ,
- ashish doshi,
Dont we have enough issues in our country that need finance.?!?! Then why waste OUR resources on a party politics!
A tribute to The Great leader & Warrior would be by using this money to restore his forts.
I totally agree to this plea. This proposal does not make any sense.
\"I support this Plea TOTALLY\"
spend it on infrastructure please, we tax payers deserves better roads.
Ar. Veena Takle,
I think we should let the planners take decisions of building things and not the votes of our highly educated politicians.
- Maya Pillai,
- amrita shah,
- Gitanjali Mehta Anand,
a college, a road, a flyover or even a few scholarships for poor children would be far better memorials to a great king.
- Mansi Bhatnagar,
arrey yaar, rather than building a statue everywhere .... try to inculcate few qualities of him within all of us. that wil b materialistic.
Nikhil J. Shah,
What are we trying to prove? Will it help India, Maharastra or India? will it help people? will it improve life of Indian citizen? Will it help provide basic necessity to human? Will it help educate children? Will it help in Globalization? will it help needy citizen? If answer to all is NO, lets NOT do it.
- Viveka Ranjitsinh,
give us a break try & improve the infrastructure
- shaista bharwani,
- Anil Rao,
- Hamsi Rao,
- Tushar Shah,
there are many more serious issues on which money is needed to be spent,which will be worth.
- Radhika J.,
- Hemant Ghia,
This is a complete debacle of judgement on the part of the powers that be. From the innumerable uses that the money can be put to in an infinitely more fruitful way, this was what they chose to do with it?! I wonder if this my country or just a banana republic!
- Nilofer Amravatiwala,
- Dipika Bansal,
- sanjana bubber,
- Aban R.Davar,
Politicians sucks.. can\'t we have some good leaders who can be visionary and do not spoil the names of our great fighters!!
a terrible waste of hard earned tax payers money and what purpose will it serve except clutter a wonderful queens necklace.
Helping out the poor and investing funds for the development of this state and country would be the most apt tribute that the state of Maharashtra can offer to such a great king and not building a statue which would do no good to the state and its underprivileged people. We implore you to see the right thing!!
Please spend this money in welfare of poor people
Welfare of the \"aam janta\" was Shivaji\'s karma and thats what our leaders need to focus on.
SHIVAJI WAS REALLY GREAT AND HIS GREATNESS WILL NOTBE GOIN TO INCREASE BY AN INCH OR VISEVERSA IF SUCH STATUE IS MADE OR NOT. INDIAN POLITICIANS PLS DON\'T SHOW YOUR IMMATURITY TO WHOLE WORLD
please do use this fund where it needed
- U Shahani,
cant they find anything better to do then waste the taxpayer money
- veena nathani,
It’s a great Idea of making statue in ocean.. but not without considering any practical study or project feasibility. One can’t state that “the statue will be bigger that statue of Liberty just by 3 inches”. It’s really not make any sense. And then what about horse? Imaging what will be length of that horse if Shivaji’s ht. is so big. Else put this money for good course. I personally think its just a political stunt nothing else.
- Shaara Goel,
INFRA STRUCTURE , INFRA STRUCTURE , INFRA STRUCTURE
- kersi khambatta,
Lets save that money on building better infrastructure in the country. Shivaji would love to see this country growing and developing.
- Sonali Shivhare,
- Vishakha Kabra,
- Sapna Hirani,
- Kekhi Namiranian,
- Rahul Shivhare,
- Sonali Shivhare,
- Kay Namiranian,
- Harsh Maheshwari,
- Sanjana Sharma,
- uttara deb framjee,
I must protest! I can think of nothing more worthwhile than another statue to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. In fact my Utopian vision for Mumbai would be a place where I could drive down Chhatrapati Shivaji Road, go around Chhatrapati Shivaji island, along Chhatrapati Shivaji Drive, past Chhatrapati Shivaji High School to Chhatrapati Shivaji stadium...after which, if I choke, I will have the good fortune to be treated in Chhatrapati Shivaji hospital and be surrounded by people who no doubt studied in the aforementioned Chhatrapati Shivaji High School and Medical College. Pure Bliss!!! Reading this, one may get the impression that I am being less than reverent about Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and a harsh person would condemn me to a life where my only friends were people who travelled on streets and studied at institutions named after other eminent Maharashtrians like Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Nanasaheb Talegaonkar, Dadabhai Naoroji, Mahadev Govind Ranade, Joseph Baptista, Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve etc ( the list is by no means comprehensive and it might be best if you did your own research so that you don’t get caught out associating with the wrong sort of Maharashtrian!. FYI- While most of the above grandees were linked to the freedom struggle, the last two were pioneers of women’s education and women’s rights, even before it became fashionable in Britain...what could they have been thinking of? ) No. Chhatrapati Shivaji it must be. I will tell you why. He was a man of his time, a guerilla fighter that inspired legend. He used his resources wisely and intelligently to cause havoc against a better equipped foe. After the Mumbai terrorist attacks of the past few years, you would not have heard Shivaji Maharaj asking for better training and equipment! All the same, he would have managed to put together a crack team that would keep the enemy on their toes. Who would you put your money on...Osama bin Laden or Shivaji? In fact, I fondly believe that if there was a modern day Shivaji to take on the Taliban, the rest of us could breathe easy. What’s more, disenfranchised young men would have a choice of real heroes to look up to. So let them have their statues. If it inspires a new generation of Shivajis to strut their stuff I am certain that Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Nanasaheb Talegaonkar, Dadabhai Naoroji, Mahadev Govind Ranade, Joseph Baptista, Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve et al. would applaud. After all, who needs schools, hospitals, statues commemorating them when 5 fanatics with military style weapons cause enormous destruction to life and to a palace, a hospital, a railway station etc. Let a statue be erected to remind us of a time when we had the stomach for a fight and the wit to fight it; when leaders had the focus to know what mattered and directed their resources towards it. Or perhaps, receiving this e-mail petition and hearing the rumblings of discontent, perhaps we are all taking part in a modern day fable, a story with a moral, our very own Akbar and Birbal tale. ‘The statue that never was’ but one which got Mumbai and its leaders to re-examine what our role models really stood for. Shivaji Maharaj ki Jai!!!
- sanket patankar,
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- sohrab r framjee,
I dont thik we need any kind of statue anywhere,pls use that money in sum very very useful purpose!!!!!!!
This money can be better utilised in a number of ways, like welfare of the physically challenged, to sort out environmental issues, for some scientific/medical research, for upgrading infrastructure and making life easier for the common tax payer.
For the leaders of a state with debt exceeding Rs.1,58,520 crores (Financial Express) to even think of such a project is the height of irresponsibility
- Tejas Shah,
Not only will this statue be a waste of money (from our pockets) and time, but also a very serious environmental issue.
- badal parekh,
This is a highly unnecessary and wasteful expenditure. It is obvious that politicians are simply trying to gain extra political mileage from this. I wish the Chief Justice would act in a responsible manner to stop this act. Apart from being a waste of time and resources, this is also going to pose great problems to the environment.
- Neha Jalan,
This is ridiculous!! there are some serious issues with the politicians of our country, and if these are the type of decisions they make, India will never ever progress.
- Renuka Gowda,
- Swapnil Bhende,
Good on you Vishal!! I\'m glad someone is finally taking some action and not just cribbing about the state of our country and its corrupt politicians!!
- Melanie Dmello,
- Ashim Ahluwalia,
This never made any sense.....! Please this is Mumbai... n we need not have a statue of anyone to landmark our city....P.S. statue of Liberty was a gift... it wasn\'t commissioned... Our city needs its own identity... we need not be New York....!
Nothing new....just do an online petition
- Kunal Singh,
- Sachin Gandhi,
- Devika Sarin,
This kind of wasteful expenditure is what allows politicians to profit.
- J. Shallom,
The thought of putting a statue is good but it should be postponed for now seeing the situation we are currently in and should be undertaken only when we have surplus money to put in projects like this
Rustom Jal Vakil,
It is misplaced priority and misdirected patriotism. Mumbai has nothing in common with Shivaji. It did not exist in his time, and he had nothing to do with Mumbai\'s coming into being.
People survive with Rs 350 for a month. 10 million hungry people\'s monthly survival is at stake. Let us honor the great Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj buy donating this to the needy. If he were alive, he would want this too. DO THE RIGHT THING
Please use our money wisely. Shivaji was a great leader & would be ashamed of our current leaders who are doing nothing but minting money.
New ways of spending money!!! This is ridiculous.
- Farha F,
- Varsha Devnani,
he ws a gr8 ruler & wudn want his subjects 2 suffer....then why all this???
there are better ways of spending the money... dont build shivaji statues... build him a defence system he would be proud of... after all he didnt go around building statues he build forts! to protect his people , take a leaf outta his book
There are so many more worthwhile causes for the poor.
I agree totally - money be utilised for far more urgent needs....
- Maya Nair,
The money can be used for infrastructure in rural Maharashtra to help farmers.
- Vinay S Shastry,
Ridiculous Man!Get a grip on your spending others hard earned money...1000000\'s of better way\'s to use the money.
We need to rise above all this and look at spending all those resources on better infrastructure for the porgress of the country rather than such things.
- Ramona Rocha,
It will be an absolute unnecessary waste of resources and detrimental to Mumbai\'s already excessively burdened environment.Politicians Need To Get A Life!
- Naina Chaudhary,
Please use the money for public welfare instead...
Jai Ho and let better sense prevail .
Dr. A. D. Lakdawala,
It is waste of Taxpayer money which can be better utilised for the service to humanity. The politicians wants to prove their might without realising that they are here because of us.
350 crores is small change for government and politicians whose appetite cannot be satisfied by even a thousand crores. But this is a huge sum for all of us and we need to oppose this wasteful expenditure.
Please use the money to help the needy and sick who starve for food and leave without shelter.
Its easy for politicos to the easy things, but cant tackle necessary things like food supply, rising prices, poor roads. There are lots of things 350 Cr can do, a statu should not be even on the list. Statue of liberty was gifted by the french, and no comparison can be done. The Statue should just sink downward, and the poliiticos should be dethroned.
- Darpan Shah,
- Himanshu Rehani,
- Ashish Jha,
I trust the judiciary of this country ,who am sure will not let money been blown up this way when farmers accross are comitting suicides..
Any normal person would definitely oppose this sheer waste of money regarding some guy who is already dead & gone, we Indians have a tendency to dwell on the past instead of concentrating on practical everday problems which lie unattended because piliticians are too busy playing games of oneupmanship. Mayawati is another example of this sheer waste of taxpayers money!!!!
Suresh R. Paranjape,
The politicians wants to prove their might at the cost of public money, that is our money.
- Niket Khaitan,
- Shraddha Rajani,
350 crore + cost over-runs is a sheer waste of money. Let it be better spent on improving our city.
as vishal has mentioned ,the city already has a number of heritage buildings which can be better maintained.the money should be spent on better sanitation as children still have to defecate in the open.is mumbai only south mumbai? what about the suburbs?
I think this is not only a waste of money but an ecological tragedy as well.
Please let better sense prevail!
- Neville Dholoo,
I don\'t know whether politicians want to give Mumbai a \'Statue-of-liberty\' of its own but perhaps they are forgetting that the Statue of Liberty was gifted to USA by France. So I think they should just wait for some of our allies to gift it to us. Till then and even after, us taxpayer\'s money should be used towards more critical issues of the people, rightly enlisted by Vishal. THIS STATUE SHOULD BE DISALLOWED.
We strongly support and agree with this petition. It is the need of the hour that these questions be raised in these difficult times. It is appalling if indeed no debate or discussion was held in Legislature before prioritising these spends. If they did, we are disappointed that none of the MLAs we have voted into power have made a rational decision to spend this on urgent packages to Vidharbha, etc. We the people have to resort to these means to oppose these irrational decisions. We could build a quarter of a Sea Link with this money or according to the original estimate - the entire Sea Link!
- melanie lawrence,
It surely is a criminal waste of money and should certainly not be allowed.
Mr Politician, is Shivaji Maharaj statue more important than a sea link to nariman point or a fly over at peddar road or a stronger police force to guard the city or better infrastructure for people still alive or a list of a hundred more important things to do which any mumbaikar can think of? If your answer is yes with valid reasons to any of the above points then yes pls go ahead and build the statue which will help make mumbai somewhat more like shanghai. But if your answer is No then pls get your priorities straight and make mumbai a better place to live in.
Hope all the efforts do not go in vain !!!
Please utilize the money instead for the farmers and the poor. They will bless you more. I bet Shivaji would have liked that. He was for the poor. He was a great person and would have stopped this unnecessary spending himself. It is money given for the betterment of the society at large. I hope good sense prevails with those who are custodian of our money.
There is no purpose to the initiative, its being done coz they can. I\'d be glad to see such power out of the politicians\' hands. Our objective should be to unite in a way wherein we are not messed around by these parasites.
Great Job Vishal !
we don\'t want statue
As a Mumbaikar I completely agree. We are the ones who faces tax cuts every month on our hard earned money. The government should be spending our money on meaningful causes and not just an expensive monument.
This is just waste of money, instead of building the statue , use that money for the welfare of the poor & street children, becoz they are the future of our country . if the politician\'s feel it is really important & they need to show their love towards shivaji, they should spent from thier own pockets & not from the pocket of the people , if Shivaji would be alive today , i am sure, he would never agreed to this & would work for the upliftment of the people , specially the young children & the old. Please lets not make an Issue out of building a Statue of Shivaji , instead let him rest in peace & prayer for his soul .
as a maharastrian myself, I firmly believe that building this monument is not only a waste of money but an insult to our king who fought for poors and under privileged.
Guess this money could be utilised to improve the facilities at Government hospitals in the state. Advanced machinery could be sourced for making complex treatment available to the nedy at a cheaper rate. I surely belive Chatrapati Shivaji would be more honoured and pleased that way.
- tushar murugkar,
Thank you Vishal! Let\'s get our priorities straight. Let\'s honour the living before the great leaders of the past!
- Nikhil Shetty,
- medha sondur,
Hey vishal I totally stand by you on this... hope this small change can make a big difference to the more needy people out there..
Please use the money for better purposes!!! There are so many hungry people around.. give them a good meal instead!!!
utter waste of the tax-payer\'s money. Better utilisation of these funds can be done. All it takes is to throw light on appropriate matters than on wasting funds on unnecessary things.
- Chitrang Mehta,
- Himanshu Shah,
- Laila Dastur,
- hans dalal,
thank you for nudging us out of our apathy. we are with u all the way.
- pesi wadia,
I am of the opinion that the money which is being utilised for the stsatue should be used for good infrastructure which is the first need of the city & if really we need to build a statue of Chatrapati Shivaji we people should contribute towards a common fund & erect the same.
- anurag nagar,
- Padmini Sampath,
- Nazreen Vakharia,
its disgraceful that they can even think of wasting so much money in the name of \"pride\". Pride comes from achievement. Let\'s do something to make the state the best it can be before we start feeling proud of ourselves...
We have deep respect for the great warrior Shivaji. But such a criminal waste of money would trouble his kind sould also. I beleive he would be more happy seeing this money channelise towards some noble cause of helping the aggrieved farmers, feeding and educating the poor and Orphan kids.
- Jain Vidhi,
- J. P. Malkani,
Better if the money gets use for poors or some other good cause.
- Vidhi Manwani,
Kudos Vishal..keep up d good work..I strongly support d cause..Do sumthin similar to protest against Behenji of U.P and her wasteful expenditure
We can do with better infrastructure than an eyesore in the sea.
very bad .... its because of us only
- Chaitanya Ursekar,
If the money is utilised for better infrastructure facilities of the city , it will make life simple for the mumbaikars....
If the money is utilised for better infrastructure facilities of the city , it will make life simple for the mumbaikars....
- Emerico Sequeira,
This parocial insanity must stop. We have a drought & the state of Mumbai is for all to see. Let us use these funds for some real benefit of the people of Mumbai.
- C. MENDONCA,
Vishal. Keep up the good work. I too respect the great king, he would not be a happy man if he gets to see the infrastructure of mumbai.
- Rukhsana Pradhan,
- Mayur Lodaya,
- pinaz mistry,
Please Govt. of Maharashtra dont kill people by such absurd steps..........
with due respect to chatrapati shivaji the great king but this is a huge amount 350 cr and this should be utilised for welfare of the public
Please put the money in use for a good/worthy cause..if we have so much surplus.. Let\'s move on forward in life and do things for the betterment of the city /country and its citizens, let\'s not keep amplyingfying on our past glory..we need to do something constructive for the present and the future. The momument in question is not going to improve our current situation in anyway.
- Nikita Sood,
- Rajarshi Chanda,
- Rohan Rosario,
Stop such utter wastage of taxpayers money. Utilise the resources for more fruitful purpose
- Khushboo Vora,
- Sanjay Zaveri,
I am with you guys...this is really good.. use this money for some welfare
- Manish Saruparia,
Great effort Vishal.... The government should think of utilising this money in infrastructure and education rather than wasting.
Shivaji would be happy instead if the money would be spent on a good cause.
- Meherdad Bilimoria,
We respect legends and their work. They never asked to waste the wealth but to use the same for the needy. They did the same. Hence please help the needy instead.
A very thoughtful act, its citizens like us who should come forward and oppose such misuse of our own money.
I strongly suggest that we build good roads and bridges rather than statues and monuments. The good raods and bridges will bring down the expense on fuel, increase productivity and give a significant boost to the economy.
- Maitreya Doshi,
Please stop this ridiculous waste of money.
- Eugene Fernandes,
Thank you Mr. Dadlani, for wording this for one and all who feel the same.
- Shraman Vakharia,
- Munish Vakharia,
- Shashwat Vakharia,
- Shreyal Vora,
- Amita Kanekar,
- Rajesh S. K.,
- Shreyans Vora,
There are many other great things which requires funding. Use this money to build a 1000 bed super speciality hospital. If there is a space crunch use the space in sea to build.
- Sarvesh Vakharia,
There are certainly better ways of asserting pride in Mumbai / Maharashtra. How about making the best governed, financially healthiest place in India instead of putting up another statue!
entirely agree to the views of Mr.Vishal.Dadlani-He has hit the nail right on the head.
- Swapna Gupta,
Every street we walk in-to theres garbage, theres poor people, there are people who are lying dead on the streets, small homeless kids, strays etc. Everyday a hope is born and a hope is dead.The government should do something about this!
Poor infrastructure and public amenities, rising poverty, inadequate rural development, corruption are only some of the issues that paint a dull picture of our country at the moment. Our monetary resources must be spent on addressing national issues and not on building monuments in the ocean.
Stop testing our patience! Stop this nonsense! Instead you can look at the forts and monuments built by Shivaji himself and restore them. His soul would be pleased if you would do that.
Even Chatrapati Shivaji would have been deeply pained at our politician\'s actions in his name. He was a people\'s King (Jaanta Raja)who would go to any length to mitigate sufferings of his subjects. Let the same money be used prudently for drought relief and many other pressing issues rather than building a statue which would surely not benefit the common man.
Its a total waste of taxpayer\'s money!
Way to go guys!!!
- Dhruv Shah,
I suggest the money to be used to upliftment of poor by planning good education and good food for them Even Shivaji raje would have done the same thing
- Nirav Soneji,
- mili sharma,
If Shivaji would had been alive ; He would have kicked this people for wasting money (Pocketing ) in his name. Jai Maharashtra !!!
Will always cherish & remember the brave acts of Shivaji but at the same time lets preserve the Living & do acts for their welfare ....am sure Shivaji would appreciate that !!!!!!!!
Let people live...
- Unnati Sobti,
- Patricia Enthiado,
- Devika Prabhu,
suhas sharma ,
Yes i agree that at this point of time what mumbai needs is to clean up the city rather than haveing a statu of shivaji.. Its only political not in the interest of the 2 million mumbaikar.
Thank you for taking up this cause. Keep it up\\, we\'re with you.
Being a student of History, it gives me great pride and honour to speak highly about our yesteryears hero Shivaji. Shivaji was indeed a versatile administrator & king of his time. But what the Government is currently doing is definitely an action uncalled for. In our present troubled scenario, with surging prices, economic crises & financial debts, our hard earned money is not being used wisely & discreetly by the Government. Infact, its being squandered by some very notorious characterless Government employees. We, the middle class pay heavy taxes from our hard earned money, but are not given any relief nor special priviledges. The Government is only interested to fill their ever-increasing coffers & encourage slum dwellers inorder to obtain their much favoured & priceless \"votes\". They are not doing anything great or spectacular for the City or our Country as a whole, which they sadly claim to be theirs! I feel every Mumbaikar should stand up & raise their voice against such stupid baseless useless projects. Mr. Dadlani, we are in agreement with you & strongly protest any such wasteful expenditure by the Indian Government not only on this project but on various other irrelevant, baseless projects in and around the city & in the country too. Jai Hind!!!
Yes we understand that the money should be put for a better cause.
spend money on infrastructure and better health and commuting facilities
useless wastage of hardearned tax payer\'s money which can be easily spent to ameliorate the sufferings of poo people
I strongly support Mr.Vishal as I think we can utilize this 350 Crore for better development or helping the poor farmers whose familes are getting ruined due to the suicides for just loan of Rs 3000 or 10000....I appreciate Mr.Vishal to this move
I would say concentrate on the most imp requirement of life today rather than such useless activity.
- Debashis Gupta,
let us come together and do something to open the eyes of the govt.
- vijay g vaswani,
- Tara Subramaniam,
- tina thomas,
- PRAGYA PATHAK,
i agree.. make schools and colleges and name them in the name of shivaji... thats a better tribute to shivaji
- AMAR KUMAR,
Think we have more important tasks to be achieved.if there is surplus then we can think of doing the same.
- shobha irani,
- DEEPTI MODI,
- Yash Shroff,
Surely there are other things more important than building a statue of a person dead and gone so many years ago, when people today are starving to death!!! Dear Shivaji would turn in his grave to see the suffering of our fellowmen.
- Pratik Shah,
- DIVYA TANDON,
I, a resident of Maharashtra since birth and a Marathi-speaking person, object to wasteful expenditure such as this which is based on ego and narrow parochial objectives. I also object to the childish & immature actions of naming innumerable roads & structures after any one person - where one or two would be sufficient to perpetuate the person\'s memory. Nowhere in the world do governments repeatedly put up statues and name multiple roads and structures within a city/town in the memory of a single historical figure. We expect our government to be mature, level-headed and priority-based.
- Alpee Dhawan,
Surely there are other things more important than building a statue of a person dead and gone so many years ago, when people today are starving to death!!! Dear Shivaji would turn in his grave to see the suffering of our fellowmen.
- RAJEEV RANJAN,
- CHANDAN KUMAR,
Please use the money to better the infrastrucure of Mumbai.
Its not just about spending here rather than there. We just have too many statues.
Nutrition , Healthcare, good infrastructure & Education are some of the issues that need top priority & attention not this foolish, selfish & self propagating waste of money. It should be stopped in the interest of the country & its deprived unfortunate millions.
Sushmit Roy Chowdhury,
Completely agree, let\'s take a moment and think about how we could really use a sum such as 350 crores. We can pay tribute to the past by the respect in our hearts and minds, but the future needs to be built with our own hands, and that we should do wisely.
The beautification of Hutatma Chowk project is also a waste of taxpayer\'s money and should be shelved.
- N Maldar,
- Alok Bajpai,
Undoubtedly, the money would be well spent on issues such as imparting education, improving infrastructure, providing relief to affected persons during droughts, fortifying our borders and fighting against injustice and terrorism. After all, this is what Shivaji personified. The followers of Maharaja Shivaji will always idolise him, and improving the lot of the common man, rather than the construction of a statue, will only raise him to a higher level.
- SACHIN SAHASRABUDHE,
Request you to kindly divert the fund to the poor, starving and dying farmers of Vidharbha (Maharashtra) and other parts of the country.
Lets not become like Mayawati and there are enough of such statues in Mumbai. for Gods sake with 250 crs - u can build roads, correct water problems, repair old buildings, etc etc....y do u want to spoil the view of Marine drive and i heard there are markets which are going to be created inside - atrocious.......
Un-necessary expenditure. The money should be used to improve the infrastructure of the city & for slum rehabilitation.
- Viki Badani,
Raj Thackeray ,
i fully agree that we should not use our valuable money for shivaji statue...u ll need this money to repair the mess after my proests...
G S Ganesh,
we have to fight against political gimmick on slum approval. Bombay is sacrificed with slums who vote
Completely Agree with Vishal Dadlani. We should use Rs.350 crores for a better cause...Thanks
its high time our elected representatives work for greater good of the people....appreciate vishal\'s efforts...one of the few celebrities to to use their status for good...
at the time When the city needs improvement in infrastructure spending such a huge sum of money which is not so necessary.
my support all the way!
- Lester D\'Mello,
- Deepak Saitwal,
A lot has been said and very little done. As a person concerned deeply about not just the country\'s future, but also the environment, I find this \"project\" an outrageous and downright stupid thing to be doing. As stated in the petition, there really ARE several other ways in which these \"funds\" could be utilized. I do hope this does not go through.
- Ambika Vishwanath,
\"Utter waste of \'our\' hard-earned money...\" Really appreciate Vishal\'s effort in taking the lead... We are with you Vishal!
- sahiba trivedi,
what a waste of taxpayers money. the poor farmers could use ths money
- catina almeida,
Im not a mumbaikar..but i understand the seriousness of this situation..bcz im an INDIAN..
- Janaki Swamy,
I endorse for the same.
- Dipthi B,
- vidyut ranadive,
Dear Politicians, Every time you think to yourselves, I think another big fat statue of a dead person will do this country some good, think of the hundreds of million of our country men and women who still live below the poverty line, of the tens of millions of students who are unable to attend school or college and the nearly half a billion women in this country who still receive second class citizen treatment, regardless of what station of society they belong to. And then think to yourself, how big of a JACKASS do I have to be do what I am thinking of doing. Anumita
- Upasna Sachdeva,
Please use tax payers money judiciously. Do not waste it on putting up any statue anywhere
Rupali Saha (Patil),
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was a man of moral values and integrity who believed more in deeds than show offs and wasteful utilization of resources. Maharaj himself would have never been in favour of such kind of monument when people in his state are suffering so much. Thanks to Vishal Dadlani for taking this initiative.
- Saraswati Kandpal,
- Janhvi Pradhan-Deshmukh,
\"Completely Agree with Vishal Dadlani. We should use Rs.350 crores for a better cause\"
i donot support this nonsense at all. public money is being looted by the greedy politicans with some stupid excuse to make money. we donot proper infrastructure, poor railways, poor people begging on roads, high cost of living, these guys have time to do some nonsense. we need toput a stop to this.
Looking forward to getting more signatures on this petition. Well said, couldn\'t agree more about the issue. Interesting article on what the money could be spent on, in Hindustan Times. The most jarring statistic was Rs. 350 crores could be spent to educate 2 lakh children in India for one entire year! Can\'t stand by and watch this happen.
- Mrinal Parekh,
mohanan Poovali ,
no need of such waste of tax payers money. as it is we have suffred a lot in the last 60 years in mumbai due to poor infrastructure. we dont need improved the image of this city nut have false pride at the cost of tax payers
We have a lot more important monitory issues to focus on and why built this when one built by his son already exists
- Soneera Sanghvi,
Its really a complete waste of tax payers money & instead it should be used to bail out our farmers who bring in the precious foreign exchange.
Look at the basic infrastructure of this city which is collapsing - roads, drainage, garbage collection, clearing debris from the chocking creeks and rivers, expanding the sealink etc, etc. Not only Mumbai but Maharashtra could benefit from such a mammoth expenditure in many ways. It is amazing that some of us seem to have got our priorities all wrong. Vishal, you have our support.
This is really attrocious. What is wrong with the government? Have they employed only dimwits who have no idea about public administrationa and allocation of resources which are so scarce. They all need to be sent to college. It is very unfortunate that there is so much reservation made for the lower class who get hired only on the basis of their so called \"underprivilege\" and not merits and thus have no idea on how to manage a city and its affairs, but just have stupid political ideas. We actually need a CEO for this state, not some stupid minister who has not worked at managing anything a day in his life.
- rhea bhumgara,
TANVIR M D,
If people want to remember Shivaji they should remember his good deeds and not by spending the public money. If the stupid polyticians wants to do this they are open to contribute from their own pockets not just for building it but for maintaining it\'s structure and security also. if this amount of 350 Cr is spend on poor welfare it would be actually a remembrance of Shivaji. the generations would heartfully remember it which they are not in the current situation. they should ask themselves about how heartily they love him and what is the proportion of their desire in it.
Signed, sealed, delivered to the political leaders of our country...jaago re!
True, big cities world-wide have magnificient landmarks. But India can\'t afford this yet.
True, big cities world-wide have magnificient landmarks. But India can\'t afford this yet.
Scarce funds needed for basic essential needs of the common man
- reeti rajguru,
investing 350 crores on our farmer brothers and on our infrastructure will b a great tribute to our able king.
I fully agree. The best way to show respect to a leader is by following the footsteps and not by building statues.
Dear politicians, Please use your heads for a good cause and utilise these funds to something more resourceful! We aint gonna benefit in the long run with these gimmicks.
I think it is outrageous to erect a statue with taxpayers money. The statues are always erected before elections and then neglected all through the year.
Hindustan Times have written a full blown article titled \"All at Sea\"-WHY composer Vishal Daldani has kickstarted an online petition to file a PIL against the state government\'s proposal(worth 3.5 Billion Rupees) to construct a memorial to Shivaji. Do we really need to be explained \'WHY\'??? .... Isn\'t the whole spending 3.5 billion on a statue enough by itself??? OR has the State Government taken care of all the problems and now just making use of all the left over money to do a little side project?
I completely agree with the stance that statue should be disallowed.Maharastra is reeling under drought, infrastructure and many other problems. such monument at such a time, questions the sincerity and motive of making an iconic structure
Indian Poltical system is the most corrupt and ineffecient machinery, which needs to be dismantled. We need a modern socialy responsible governing system which is transperant and honest. All present political parties & politicians should be thrown out, since they are breeding grounds for corruption, goondaism, black money, land grabers, morcha gatherers, criminal mafia\'s, public cheaters, vote bankers, etc. just imagine that our present learned Prime minister Mr. Manmohan Singh, has sanctioned 400 crores for Moon mission, when he very well knows that half the population in India does not have Drinking water & sanitation facilities. Also the present government is sponsoring T.V. ads to show that China & pakistan have more weapons than India and will attack us. This is done to influence the public reaction & pass sanctions for buying costly Arms & Ammunition, missiles, fighter planes from American & European countries. All tax payers hard earned money will go down the drain and into deep pockets of Politcial mafias. We should unite and file PIL agaisnt such acts of our governements.
- NIKHIL BANERJI,
The country does not need any more statues, money has to be spent more efficiently working towards a larger persective to better the nation.
As this is an emotional issue, it will be judicious on the part of government and administration to postpone the activity for a definite period and if possible then make capital gains through investments (in case) surplus funds are at disposal.
My only intention is to prevent wastage of tax-payer\'s hard earned money
Olaf L. De Lesseps,
If we allow this amount to be spent on this statue it will indicate we do not understand our real needs. It means our priorities are skewed and we only want to make a show to impress foreign tourists even at the cost of suffering citizens.
I am completely with Vishal Dadlani and agree to his views. I strongly oppose this statue being put up in between the sea instead this money should be used for the poor community and please ask them to do some good work like improving the roads, water supply, etc. Please donot use our money for these kind of jobs which will do no good for anyone.
The authorities need to understand that taxpayers hard earned money must be utilised by them in the most effective and efficient way. The peddar road flyover which is pending since the past few years can be completed with this money.The authorities need to prioritise urgently
- Dinesh Vaswani,
I hope that the message is crystal clear to our goverment. Please respect tax payers money and do not waste it on mega projects like monuments. I am sure that the Great king would himself refused the project in current scenario. Raje would rather expect the ministry to use the money for the downtrodden.
- Gunjan Agrawal,
- gauri daftary,
- Pinky Karve,
First complete the sea link....
Jaise Bapu ne bola mera puttla kahi mat rakho, agar mujhe rakhna hai toh mujhe dil mein rakho. Building a statue in Marine Drive will not fall the grace of place nor will it elevate the eminence of Chatrapati Shivaji. He is a role model for everyone. Its simply the waste of money. Same money can be utilized for feeding the poor and under privileged and publicize the same. Because a smile brought to the poor and needy is worth a Billion Rupees.
- Neha Dua,
- Hoshner Reporter,
- Harshada Rege,
I do not support this cause when there are thousands dying in the state.
Marcel De Lesseps,
Instead of spending this huge amount on another statue of a much honoured National figure like Chhatrapati Shivaji it would make more sense to spend a much smaller amount on the neglected existing old \'heritage\' forts which are dilapidated even though protected under the Archeological Survey of India, and use the rest of the money for so many things listed in the appeal above. Besides if these sites were restored to their pristine glory they would boost tourism to these locations and help the local economy. Very few Indian tourist visit as they are in a shabby state at present
- Kunmun Praharaj,
- Parth Dalal,
Spend some money on improving the living conditions of our policemen.
- Deepa ,
Develop infrastructure, improve basic necessities, and strengthen state security, in short… Kindly do and complete your primary work, then if we have excess funds we will happily contribute towards Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Statue in the Ocean.
It\'s an avoidable waste of public money!
- nimitha Nandalike,
We have enough monuments in the city, we really don\'t need 1 more, and that also at a cost of 350 Crs. Hope this is utilized in the right way.
I would rather this money be utilized towards building schools and hospitals bringing down the cost of education,housing,vegetables,making footpaths,better roads,eradicating poverty,and many other more pending needs.
- harvinder swani,
Rather than focusing their attention on building statues, politicians should first focus on constructing potholes free road. I do not support their decision.
I aM VEHEMENTLY AGAINST the construction of something so pointless and wasting copious amounts of resources, disturbing the ecology and creating environmental hazards
good initiative. We need to speak up now...
- varun singal,
- Richa SInghal,
This is too much expenditure for a cause which is not a priority. I pesonally think (in all due respect to Shivaji Mahraj) that using historical figures to \'create\' a \'nationalistic pride\' within the population insofar as it can distort secular and rational spirit amoung human beings is dangerous. Idolising is a common practise amoungst us Indians and we need to question how much of the values of those we idolise are really practised. In my opinion alot of energy is spent on \'showing\' rather than imbibing the essence and spirit of those we admire. Secondly, infrastructure wise this is an unwise decision, as it has been pointed out.Bombay has been an epitome of secular living and allowing this move is succumbing to the underlying political agenda which goes against the spirit of the community.
- Shonali Patwardhan,
This is ridiculous. Therefore as a concerned citizen of Bombay I would like to sign the petition.
A regular statue is fine. Rs 350 crores spent on a single statue is not.
stop paying tax
I hope this petition really helps in achieving the desired result. Thanks.
Rs.350 crores is a colossal waste of money on a statue! Especially in a country where over half the population is not educated and does not have access to even the basic necessities. Surely if we have such huge funds at our disposal we can think of a better way to put them to use?
- Priyanka D,
I would urge the government to use our resources for the benefit of the country and the citizens. Lets all proudly say Mera Bharat aur Mere Bharatvasi Mahan
Instead of spending so much on statue give money to the farmers as they are committing suicide on small amount of loans
- Ricardo Alvares,
- Shilpa Srikanth,
Why spoiling the environment which is already in crisis.
I do not support this cause.
- Nandita d,
- Pradnya Naik,
- Sonia Banz ,
One needs to think that Shivaji will be a lot more happier in heaven if he sees lesser farmers dying in Vidharba and Marathwada
- Archita J Jasani,
I support this
- Rajeev Krishnan,
It will be beneficial for the people if the exchequers money is spent on the drought struck poor farmers
- vijay shivdasani,
\"Instead of spending so much on statue give money to the farmers as they are committing suicide on small amount of loans\"....utilize that money in the right way.
- Amit Rele,
- Divya Iyer,
- farzana doctor,
lets no have any statutes of anybody anywhere and not in the sea for sure, politicians can erect statues in their gardens or homes not in public places.
- Smita Nair,
Dr Vijaykumar Gupta ,
We already have chatrapati shivaji terminus , are we maniac about names to see it everywhere .
Why does the government not ask locals to shell 1Rs and seek Corporate assistance to develop this. Rather an amnesty scheme for pulling out the Black money taken by builders be covered to white and allowed to be invested in the development.
It is simply a waste of money when it can be used for infrastruture,state security,and the police force so that they don\'t take bribes.
Its such an Huge money, Our country needs basic development, loads of farmers are dying in Maharastra , they are suiciding. Maharastra Gov should launch some Irigation schemes in name of Shivaji maharaja so that all can be benefited and name of Shivaji will also be in Golden words. Please think over again on it before spending so much money.
I support this!
Let not go the UP way where Mayawati is only infamous for making statues. Lets boost up the infra of Mumbai...
- J. Patel,
Maharastra govt. is planning to be like Mayawati..!!
We don\'t need a statue worth that money for Shivaji at the moment. Instead, help the poor farmers and other needy people.
- Shweta Divecha,
- Deepa Seshadri,
- Akshata Pardeshi,
dont USE shivaji for your selfish money making rackets!
- Mani Billimoria,
- Catherine Morris-Fernandes,
Even Shivaji Maharaj wouldn\'t approve of this statue. He would rather say to these good for nothing politicians that serve the poor and the needy and stop playing games for vote bank & earning money in to your own pockets!! Go out on the streets & listen to the poor , work for their upliftment as I ( Shivaji Maharaj )have done in my times. Stop this wasteful usage of public tax money!!
- varsha vinaydutt,
- Brijesh Rawat,
i support this
- Shaneen Parikh,
politicians get a life .. look at the condition of our roads and infra structure its pathetic and you guys want shivaji statue gr8.. i am not against shivaji i respect and adore him but pls dont waste our hard earned money.
- Anuj Jain,
Can the money not be spent in providing better medical facilities to the poor?
This is a very valid petition and deserves all the support it can get. Maharashtra needs better facilities and infrastructure and needs to provide the hardworking farmers the relief they deserve.!
Can we really afford it when millions are living in inhuman conditions right here in Mumbai.
Mr.Dadlani, were you sleeping , when Mayavati , went ahead and spent 500 crore on her statues ? It seems anything that is maharastrian , seems to be protested in one way or other .. i strongly oppose such petition. 350 crores is peanuts as compared to 1000 of institutions being churned out in name of gandhi-nehru lifeline ..... I think Mumbai Deserves a Historic Icon\'s Statue. I Disagree with your so called petition.
- Suraj Nanda,
That money would be put to better use if it were spent on ifrastructure. So that tourists could atleast reach one stourist spot in mumbai without the tension of missing their flight
Instead of spending 350 crores for the statue the amount can be used to convert mMumbai as green Mumbai by growing more and more number of trees which can make Mumbai more tourist attracted city.
I agree with this..we need not have Shivaji\'s nor any the statue of any other person. We need to be friendly with the environment..and with our money as well..Better, the money be spent on some common useful use.Personally the very idea of the statue is not good.
- Purvi Mehta Parida,
I completely support this petition.
- Riddhi Vijay,
I am in complete agreement with Mr. Dadlani, the government has more pressing issues at hand than constructing statues in the ocean. There never has been or will be anything against the Maharashtrian community, how and when did this become a community issue? The last i remember this was a secular state....
- Raji Pillai,
- Mohit Dhawan,
good job pls continue will support u
Lets use part of the funds to restore the Shivaji Temple built by his son at Sindhudurg fort!!! Lots of better things to do with the balance amt
- sanjay barot,
the current financial instability of the country doesnt seem like supporting such a huge unneccessary expence. the same goes for mayawati who out to prove god-knows-what? th amount she\'s spending on statues could give UP it\'s much needed power and infrastructural support. this is just another means to bungle public money. there\'s nothing maharashtrian or non-maharashtrian about this.
- G R ANEKAR,
I truly respect Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj,but we cannot afford to spoil our environment and waste money
Mr.Dadlani, We Talking of Tax money being spend of the tax payer , can you answer one thing about Taxes ? Do you pay the genuine amount of Tax on the income you earn? do you never accept money in Cash as a part payment to avoid paying more Tax? Do you genuinely disclose your own income and are you sure , you never scatter your earned income in the multiple names so that u pay less taxes? We all know the reputation of likes of yours and with what concerned , you start blogging ..with such pathetic blogs ..like small change. There was e numerous funds already spent on useless issues. the roads condition of mumbai was such since last many years. How come your inner voiced kicked you only , when no one was paying attention to you? chao and grow up!!
R L ,
Shivaji is a great king. But he never even visited Bombay.
- Mrinal Sharma,
- Ronak Shah,
- Jayant Nagar,
- Alka Sinha,
- Gopal Kapoor,
- Zahra Khan,
Spend the money on the needy.
The courts need to prove that they are one hope for this country.
- Simona Terron,
- S P,
Work to be done by the government: - Infrastructure (Roads, railways, flyovers, skywalks, drainage systems, etc.) - Upgradation of MET Dept. (for their inability to predict climatic changes) - Provide monetary relief to farmers - Education to the underprivileged - Gear up armed forces with modern arms and ammunition - Improving conditions of Government-run schools Is a statue of Shivaji really the need of the hour? And is such a humongous investment valid?
- ratty engineer,
Hi, I go through your PIL. I also go through the reply from people from various states. I just want to ask all of you guys WHAT YOU GUYS DO FOR SUCH ACTIVITES HAPPENING IN YOUR STATES? ARE YOU GUYS CONTRIBUTING ANYTHING FOR SOCIAL CAUSE? A SINGLE RUPEE Writing comment here, blaming politician\'s and political parties doesn\'t make any change. Maharashtra Govt is doing this & that,political parties, politicians responsibility... cut the all bullshit. Mayawati was spent more than 1000 crore where were you guys that time. Many people from Gujarat commenting on this issue, where were you guys at time of riots. Writing a comment is a very easy thing but fighting for a cause at the ground level is different & difficult. Mumbaikar\'s dont want to support for Powercuts. You guys want 24 electricity. Even if all other parts of Maharashtra is suffering for shortage of Electricity. Grow Up Guys. Jaago.... First make changes in yourself.
With all due respect to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
Anupama V Patel,
With due respect to Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, being a resposible citizen, i strongly oppose the proposal of spending so much amount on building the Statue, instead please look in to issues that might help many in India, such as those who want to persue higher studies but cant cause of lack of funding, there needs to be more opportunities for such people, plzzz help those who need it the most like our poor farmers who r struggling each single day to feed their family, help those who want to help others (i meant the NGOS,etc, there are moany issues which need addressing but for now A KIND REQUEST do not make such a worthless investment (ROI=0)which wont HELP no one.
Kindly use tax payers money for infrastructure, flood relief, etc
- Patrice Vanoni,
- Ravi Baliga,
- Payal halwai,
- Sarita Coutinho,
Its a Clear waste of money which is rare now a days for many people.
Will putting up just a photo of the King help? Or maybe an electronic screen with his image. But off the sea, please. And hey, can you fill up the roads with the leftover 349.9 crore?
look after the poor and the needy , statue not required
- Piran Ambapardiwala,
- Shankar Menon,
I stongly support your move vishal. We should be no more careless with our money being wasted by govt. for such things when there is lot to be done in our country. Off course no direspect meant to Shivaji. This is just not the need of the hour. And if this PIL succeeds hope this will be an eye opener for the people of other states where govt exchequer is being emptied for making bull shit statues of ministers and elephants.
- Bharti Bhojwani,
- Roshni Baptist,
I would rather my hardearned tax money go to the betterment of Mumbai by building better infrastructure. If some people are really in need of Shivaji statue please let them donate from their own private bank accounts inorder to feel more Maharashtrian. I have the greatest respect for Shivaji and I am sure he himself would have spent the money on the betterment of his subjects!!! He was that great a ruler. People just want to create badwill to his name by bringing up such useless ideas!
- Raghunath Rao,
- Santan Fernandes,
N.D. Kotak ,
With Due respect to the Maratha Hero Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj; i would just like to state that his sacrifice & life mean nothing to our political leaders else they wouldn\'t want to respect the great man by erecting a statue in the middle of the ocean to serve as an tourist attraction & say it can earn us some revenue. His true tribute would be to safeguard the land he died for. Rather than making our coastal areas safer in order to avoid another 26/11 via the same way they intend to use a staggering amount of 350 million of taxpayer\'s money for a statue? Is the common man who is now living in fear everyday for his very life & loved ones not deserving of security by his government ? Agree the great Shivaji is a hero a brave soul who laid his life for his people but where does the sense lie in honoring a man long gone when you can make life better for the living.
Dont waste our money. Utilize it for needy people...
- Meir Hillel,
Use the money for good cause....as follows: \"Work to be done by the government: - Infrastructure (Roads, railways, flyovers, skywalks, drainage systems, etc.) - Upgradation of MET Dept. (for their inability to predict climatic changes) - Provide monetary relief to farmers - Education to the underprivileged - Gear up armed forces with modern arms and ammunition - Improving conditions of Government-run schools. Is a statue of Shivaji really the need of the hour? And is such a humongous investment valid?.. My sincere and humble request Keep Mumbai Clean and Green.....We, as concerned citizens of India and Maharashtra, and as Bombayites, Mumbaikars, Bambaiwallahs, pray that such a monument be disallowed, and the funds used for the benefit of the public, by taxing whom these funds have been generated.
the architectural competition being held for this event should be scraped.and the architectural community should show solidarity to second this petition.
It is hightime our politician became intelligent.How is the Statue over there going to help Mumbai anyways.Save that effort and money for other basic infrastructure which the city needs badly
- P S,
- Shefali Kapadia,
- Narendra Nagda,
Can we please be sensible and divert the funds for a better cause. If you want to immortalise Shivaji just build hopitals and schools in his name, not a statue.
- Abbasali Sanchawalla,
- Abhijeet Patki,
Parveen Kotwal Staal,
What\'s with these politicians and their statues?! Case in point, Mayavati. Illusions of grandeur!!
- Suchita Parikh,
- Priya Chand,
this is simply wastage of money and resources which can be optimally utilised for numerous development programmes. we say youth is copying west....but this is a classic example where our leaders are now copying west...
\"what ur doing should be done before\"but late hi sahi.. what u r doing we are with you....lets built india not on the basis of history but on the basis of the present.......we will have to help who dont have 2 times food.......
- Jyotin Mehta,
HOW DISGUSTING wasting the tax payers money - Why cant they spend the money on the farmers who are suffering, education for children. The politians have NO RIGHT WASTING THE TAX PAYERS MONEY.
Zainab S. Kazi,
i hope we win this battle. It kills me to realise that we as a nation can be so stupid to spend money on things like these.
It is very unfortunate that our leaders ( whether in power or otherwise ) have no vision. Forget vision , they do not have proper eyesight to see simple live things like recession, jobless people & drought.
- sameera ali,
If the state has excess funds... please pass it on to needy, not the greedy!!!
- M.H. Suryanarayana,
- Harmanpreet Singh,
- Saif Ali Khan,
please grow up and be more constructional in life
this money can be used to develop backward areas of the state
- Gerard Coutinho,
I agree with Vishal that Shree Chatrapati Shivaji himself would have approved of such expenditures. Instead of building his statue , government should follow his administrative policies. that would be more constructive.
- Sajid A Kazi,
- Linus D\'Souza,
I would rather my hardearned tax money go to the betterment of Mumbai by building better infrastructure and security system
With so many poor homeless people this money should be used for food & shelter for them!! What kind of an ego trip is this.
\"Why these politicians always think to waste money in monuments instead of helping the poor people?\"
- Debojyoti Kundu,
The so-called leaders of our country need to learn that by wasting hard earned money of the people on building statues and what not...is totally unacceptable, when the money can be used for taking the country forward, helping the poor and the needy...its a waste and sad that our country is run by such insensitive people.
Majid A Majeed,
Please use my tax money for better use. I am a salaried person. Every month end i pay heavy tax. Please dont play with it. Use it for development purpose. Mumbai can get 1750 Best busses with this money. Our roads are in pathetic condition. and these politicians want to have a beautifull monument amidst these roads. I stand against it.....
Thanks Vishal. I wish someone in MP also did similar when Mayawati was busy wasting the government fund in building statues.
- Ms.Agnes Rodrigues,
- Jinesh Doshi,
- Bhautik K Bhansali,
If the government feels it has extra money pls return our money. I have loans to pay off and savings to pile! I dont want my money to go to some statue. The followers of Shivaji are rich enough to raise 100 such statues with their own money!
The politician who are behind these kind of thngs shld pay frm their pockets to built the monument.
- Heena Paryani,
this is absolutely outrageous!!!please do not consider it.it would ruin the beautiful veiw and be hazardous to the environment.
I think Shivaji will be happier if government builds solar panels(Shivaji Solar Scheme) to tackle electricity issues or conserve rain water etc
I am very sure Shivaji Maharaj himself would have found a lot many better ways to put 350 crores to good use!!!
- barry boatfield,
Hey Mr Politician, You wanna show special affiliation to any community there are better and more productive ways of making a meaningful impact.
It is debated by the political party that it will attract tourists...please protect what we have before making new ones....jago politicians jago
Are you kidding me! Pls use this money to build hospitals and better roads. If this cant be done you can atleast raise the salaries of teachers who shape our future, the police officers who are the custodians of safety of our country and the poor farmers. Lets not waste it on a statue. I cant imagine even a gold statue costing that much!
- Zal K. Eranee,
- Francis Cardoz,
The hard earned money of the people is wasted on unimportant things like this ? Can we please be sensible and use funds for a better cause
- Deven Khote,
- Samad Kareem,
Nonsense. Pure fanatical, voter-begging, nonsense.
- vani ramaraj,
- Mehul Modi,
Hope it works and All the Best Have to stop this from wasting people\'s money
- Jyoti Misal,
why not make hospitals or roads out of this money.. statue for what u idiots??
Dear sirs! at a time when our farmers are committing suicide, forests are being denuded, rainfall is being seriously hampered in various parts pof the state, the way to win votes surely would be to offer futuristic initiatives that will benefit our nation in years to come. Surely the Great Maratha Ruler would have first wanted that for his people rather than to lavish praise only unto him.
Money is well spent on restoring our old monuments rather than spend on building new ones
- Sunil Khanna,
I agree to the point that spending 350 crores of the tax payers money is wasteful when this money can be used for many a different developmental purposes (forget about Maharastra, doesn\'t Mumbai need a lot to be done for it?? ). But then a World-class Memorial & Cultural center would be befitting for one of world\'s most well known cities. What i propose is that the Memorial, Statue & Cultural center be built not by using Tax-Payers money but by PRIVATE DONATIONS (the way it is done in western countries). Even a PPP (Private public partnership) model can be used. Thanks. Subrat
FIROZ H COOPER,
The statue is but one case of excess. All government spending must be scrutinised and facts and figures including awarding of contracts must be open to scrutiny by the people.
My statement are nothing offend or disrespect anybody, but i feel it is just not the thing we need now. Instead the huge money can be spent on various causes our society faces. Most interesting i would advice the politicians that they can spend the money in the of Shivaji while helping the poor.
- Gulu Jhangiani,
Syed Ehtisham Husain,
Great Inititaive......Pls let us do something same for Uttar Pradesh....as State Govt. is spending Crores on Mayawati and Elephant\'s (Haathi) statues...
- Keta Shroff,
I completely agree bcoz the beautiful view of marine drive & ofcourse our queens necklace would be destroyed.my full support to you.
- Prashant S. Phatak,
- Malay Desai,
- Nikita Shah,
I cannot believe this shit? There farmers committing suicides in Vidharbha. Children dying of starvation. There is water, lights, food and homes needed in villages. There are schools and hospital to be made. Pensions for old people who arent being paid for years and years. That money should go to the families of war heroes. That money should go the developement of the country. Not to a statue, where the pigeons are going to sit and do their thing..
swapnila khavnekar - more,
Can we please be sensible and divert the funds for a better cause.....the same fund we can us for charity, educational trusts, hospitals for poor peoples....there is no need to construct another statue we already having so many statue....we can use this money as scholarships in the colleges, schools in the name of shivaji maharaj....
I am glad some body took it up. It is even better that some one who is not a political acivist is angry enough to take up a public issue.
Pls spend this money in improving transpoet & infrastructure, Mumbai requires it the most.
please preserve those money 4 a good cause
I give my full support to this petition and if there is a dependable judiciary, then let\'s hope this does not fall on deaf ears.
I honestly feel India can use that money in more relevant areas in buliding a better economy for its citizens. In terms of research to conserve energy or find alternative sources or energy.. by looking at the amount of power cuts India\'s rural areas are facing.. also by generating emplyonment in construction of roadways in the rural areas for the betterment of India as a whole..
- kajal jain,
- Faisal Zaidi,
Its nothing but waste of money ,this amount could be utilized for more rehabilitation of city
- Leena Rao,
When i pay 30 percent tax, it’s a big dent to my pockets every month!! We don’t want our hard earned taxed money to be wasted by our politicians just to make the political rivals and voter’s happy. Politician, please wake up as we are no longer fooled by your unethical tricks. Make the utilization of our each and every single penny for a better cause.
Please utilise these funds in better infrastrucutre development.
we need more hospitals and schools
Why blame these politicians? The only aim of our government is to get money by hook or by crook and ensure votes for the next election so that they can get more money. Hence building the statue satisfies these dual objectives. Brilliant! Who cares about humanity and the fact that so many farmers are committing suicide? Who cares that students and teachers don\'t have proper amenities? Who cares that more people die each year simply because hospitals are not well equipped? Corrupt? Nah , i think these politicians are vastly intelligent. They understood Darwin\'s theory and worked towards it. Hats off to our government
Use the statue funds to smoothen our roads
Hi, I think Government is not focused on the main issues wich the state is facing, there is a drought,food inflation as well as people are loosing jobs becus of global recession etc, the government should capitalise this amount by giving subsidised food to BPL people etc. Thanx
- Ravi V,
- Aniruddha Mukherjee,
Kiran J. Bajaj,
Kudos to this initiative of stopping the government in its drive to continue on the series of wasteful expenditures done till date, to fulfill some frivolous demands and to satisfy personal ego\'s of politicians who are a corrupt lot, with tainted character and malicious intent.
We know our politicians for vote they will go to any extent, they want to exploit people and play with their sentiments. Surely we need to stop them from misusing public funds .
Saini Jeetender Singh,
Its a request, i will the happiest person on earth if this stupid idea of statue\'s do not add up in. Instead offer food to who all are in need, one political party will construct statue, the other will object .. and in same both will make money .. shame on this ppl... construct the 1 on wagha border facing our close frnds if u hav guts...
- Ashton D\'Cruz,
In a time and age like this when all our resources need to be expended on building the nation, doing something as ridiculous as this is a mockery of the Indian system and a test to our patience as citizens of this great nation. Money and time aside, what would one achieve with this statue?? Is it adding to the infrastructure of the city? Is it providing an education to our children? Is it building homes for our homeless? Our politicians need to understand that we are not idiots and will not sit quiet!
Utilise money for making mumbai a better palce to live in for u and for me
- Anne Athaide,
Great initiative. I agree to the point that spending 350 crores of the tax payers money is wasteful when this money can be used for many a different developmental purposes
I pray to Ganesha & Shivaji Maharaj to give them some real brains so that this mney can be used for welfare of citizens of state.
I agree that it is unnecessary expence,government should imrove the roads and get the road side construction penging work rapidly so that people will not get stuck at the traffic in pick hours.And what ever we are building new roads or pavement blocks etc should be good enough to be sustain for better result than the nusience, we have more bumps than before due to pavment blocks.Kinldy improve on the same.
I would appeal to Maharashtrians to come forward and support this PIL, as otherwise it would become very convenient for one set of the population to promote bigotry and contrive this issue as a regional or community related one.
Being a proud Maratha, I respect my lord chatrapati Shivaji.. But hate to see that this politicians are using Maharaj\'s name and misusing the public money which can be used for needy peoples. Requesting the PM to think twice on this...
- Aamir Shaikh,
Balasubramani R Dikshit,
with all due respect to \"Shivaji Maharaj\" our taxed money cannot be wasted like this.
Can we please use the money for better roads and infrastructure. We cannot walk in this city!!!! What is the point of a statue?
It is ridiculous to spend tax-payers money on such non-developmental activities, just to gather few votes in the coming assembly election. Now there is no difference between BSP & Cong+NCP. Ms. Mayawati is building statue of Elephant and Mr. Kanshiram in UP, just to keep her presence felt among the poor people of UP. She also burning the tax-payers money for her personal / party\'s agenda. It is a good idea to file a PIL in High Court to stop such activity. I support for the same.
- Javed Sayed,
- javed ,
Totally totally agree
this all politicians got the new way of earning money from the people.today is Chhatrapati Shivaji and 2more will be sonia gandhi.
i think its o good step against the wastage of money by goverment. they can use these money to manufacture some plants/factories where we can give employee to unemployed person. the same issue in up where state goverment has spent near about 2500 cr. on statues. if we look the GDP growth of UP it is top from bottom
- Dhanya Pilo,
- Priya Joseph,
Lets unite to fight this stupid idea of building statues .
Santosh K B,
\"I have lot respect but do we really think that there is a need of such costly monuments like this in the memory of Shri Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj who is enough famous and does not need any introduction in the form of any statue. We better can utilise these money to improve our security system in the city, improves roads & railway services, providing free education facility to person who is in need, help the farmers who is fighting against drought & debt in Maharashtra, help develop employment etc. There are lot more genuine public concerns to be improved. Already we have faced over-expenditure in case of Bandra-Worli Sea Link Project. Think, think & think again all the valuable taxpayers in the state.\" Thanks.
- Meher Sanjana,
This is certainly a waste of money....
D money which is 2 b used fr d statue shd in place b used fr btr infrastructure & helping d underprivilaged
- abhijeet doshi,
I have high regards for Shivaji Maharaj who always fought for the cause of Swarajya for his fellowmen.He wanted to free the nation from the atrocities of Mugals.The best thing we can do to honour this great statesman would be to spend the same amount of money (which is envisaged for the statue ) for fighting the drought situtation in Maharashtra .The government should think of constructing dams,canals,provide irrigation facilities ,wavier of loans to name a few steps.
Please lets use our limited financial resources more judiciously.
- prateek banerjee,
- vinita kulkarni,
- pratik sheth,
- kamu iyer,
Do not waste public money on statues, spend it on daily food for the poor.
Hey vishal it`s gr8 move..... junta be aware..ab to jaago....
Shivaji was a great leader, but we can show our respect in more productive ways. 350 crs would educate and feed 500000 children for a year. Or set up 30 colleges in ruran Maharashtra. All these can be named after Shivaji....
sonia nair paradkar,
The money can be used more productivly in the name of Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
- Priya Doctor,
This money must spent on other devlopment work of stste or country.
- nishith kothari,
- komal ,
Let us do Nation building and not statues
- Renita ,
There are many things to be developed in mumbai rather then making some statue in middle of sea and wasting money time and labour. we f****n pay all those taxes not so these ministers can make gain vote bank from regional uneducated people. We need and deserve far more and better infrastructure. we stay in the most develop city in India. Mumbai represents India on International level. So i would expect them to make mumbai a better city rather then city with one half submerged statue
give that money to poor people they will bless you .
- Juzer Shaikhally,
- Rajat Rajpal,
Better clean the city than giving it another monument to scratch. If govt. wants a list of possible usage of the money... I have it handy. Vishal.... Thanks for the initiative..
Complete waste of money. Its better we spend the same on children education for the poor.
- Gazaal Cazi,
- Devesh Vyas,
Ganapathy S K Iyer,
I am so glad somebody has the courage to raise this issue. I fully support this and I\'ll ensure that all my friends join this campaign.
- Vinod Sreedhar,
Instead of putting up Shivaji\'s statue the politicians should emulate him in all their actions.
- Aparna Sarnobat,
Shivaji will be more proud if we have a more beautiful Mumbai, the city we are so proud of. Lets use these funds for some constructive stuff.
I am a Maharashtrian, but i hate all those people for whom Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj name is just a way of publicity.
This is outrageous. I say we assassinate these low-life sum bags and end it all!
Had Shivaji been alive today, what would he have thought about this expenditure?
This colossal waste of public funds will only fill the pockets of corrupt politicians and their cronies. Please think of the millions of Mumbaikars who live in the slums, struggle hard for a living on barely a meal a day.
it is truly distressing to be reminded again and again by situations such as these, that we are governed by a bunch of fools who know nothing of what real governance comprises. thoughtless egotists who don\'t know better and couldn\'t care less.
Its 350 Cr right now, till the completion of work, this will be 2000 Cr, as the project is actually very BIG. Government of Maharashtra is in debt of more than 150,000 Cr. Is the equation matching? Stop using taxpayers money to please voters.
- Ashish Adwani,
It is better to spend this money in the name of ShriChhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj\"to develop slums & make mumbai slumfree.
We are not against the \'Statue being built\'. Infact we would love to see new monuments being added to the city. However, now is not the time. Frankly, Mumbai is crippling. The infrastructure is aweful. Roads, Highways, Sealinks, Metros, Railways, BEST ...everything needs a facelift. More than 50% people live in slums. We\'ve been hearing a bout a slum free Mumbai for the last 20 years. Whats been done? Let us make Mumbai a truly global city with state of the art infrastructre...Then we will think about Monuments.
Vishal,Its a great step to awaken dumb taxpayers like us who can atleast support this campaign. After paying huge sum of tax what we get in return is ,poor roads, slums everywhere, projects extended deadline and costing 5 times the original cost,children loitering on the streets, increased population, and etc etc etc.Now it does not even make sense for the government to spend on statue rather look at these options. STOP MISUSING OUR MONEY.PSSSSSSSS PUT AN END TO ALL THIS WASTE EXPENDITURE.
The money can be put to better use rather than splurging on a monument.
- Radhika Rani,
kuldeep singh rathore,
Good Thought start this kind forum or blog where we can show our feeling on this kind of rubbish and unnecessary project or any wrong decision taken by Government.
i hope something is worked out, this is outrageous
The prime objective of collecting tax from the citizens is that it can be used for the development of the country.But using that money to build monuments when there are other problems which need immediate attention, is very ridiculous. I guess they are just tryin to copy the idea of the Statue of Liberty in New York.
- Ramanand Shetty,
Thanks for the cause, best of luck
The matter speaks for itself. No comments are neccesary.
The funds may be utilized for the betterment of our country
- Amogh Dutt,
Let them do whatever they want to. Only 3 years Left. Instead, lets create big ship to save us. 2012 is coming to fuck us all.
Let them do whatever they want to. Only 3 years Left. Instead, lets create big ship to save us. 2012 is coming to fuck us all.
utilise it for some better purpose
- Sunil Mehta,
Please help the poor farmers who are committing suicide with this 350 Crore INR.
- Ashwin Agrawal,
- Raju Solanki,
- sushama chaudhari,
Lets use the money for betterment of Mumbai
We are taxed to death in the form of property taxes, sales taxes,service taxes,income taxes.If the govt. has surplus funds, they should reduce the tax rates to reduce the burden on the common man
- jeannette anand,
- janvi dalal,
Why extravagancy, and I think Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj\'s greatness just doesn\'t require any such statues... He is a man of honour even if there would not be this statue... and also he was not so extravangent, so why should Maharashtra Governement in the name of him...
- pooja sharma,
- lekha chaudhari,
- Patricia Rodrigues,
- Neha Bagrecha,
\"We are taxed to death in the form of property taxes, sales taxes,service taxes,income taxes.If the govt. has surplus funds, they should reduce the tax rates to reduce the burden on the common man\"
Dont waste the people money
That money can be used to help the poor people
Rather spending this money, we can develop infrastructure of the city.
- Prashant Mehta,
No other country will do this unless they are cash rich. India has too many people to support .Please use the money for them.
Pradeep K Neekhra,
if u really want to increase the tourism in mumbai It would b better if this money utilizes in improving Drainage system, Roads, beach\'s, helping slum/poor peoples, etc...
today is shivaji statue tomorrow may be ramji statue and day after tomorrow there is nothing to wonder out if they talk about katrina kaif statue,,,, these fuckers won\'t understand and never listen to any one,,,, this is one of the result, of having fucking chut illiterates leaders....
Please use this money for our people and not to glorify the dead!
- sneha parikh,
this money should be used for the welfare of poor farmers...
This money should be given to the S/W engineers who lost their jobs in global melt down.
Hmmm... Its not correct what they doing Let them spend if we stop them spedning like this they will spend in other ways but utilimatly the truth is they will do what they want.
waste of public money
- gavert noronha,
Its outrageous, it seems that Maharashtra Govt has taken a leaf out of Mayawati\'s Book. She is on a statue spree in UP, so why should Maharashtra lag behind.... Another reason may be that Govt would like to imitate New York. If they want to imitate, I would request them to imitate positive things. After 9/11, no terrorist act has taken place on their soil, where as it has become a regular event in Mumbai. I humbly request the Authorities to use Rs 350 cr to increace the security of our beloved city.
- Aishwarya Kumar,
G S Sethi,
Tell the to go and give this money to the dying farmers in the name of Shivaji.
- Sheila Kalia,
- Vijay Rajagopal,
- Vinay Chainani,
Let\'s use the funds for a better cause- uplifting the poor, educating children, helping the old, calamity funds, saving the environment.. There are many issues where the money can be put to a better use.
- Shubhangi Swarup,
Use the money to help the live people instead of glorifying dead kings!
We should be using this money more wisely, If not on the infrastructure then for the working towards the betterment of the city.
if you want to make that statue, use your own money. Not mine. -Indian Citizen
there are many many priorities that deserve these funds. The govt\'s argument that such a statue in the middle of the ocean will attract tourists and improve tourism industry is rubbish to say the least. Let the citizens of this metropolis live a life of dignity first before we talk of tourists.
These funds can be used for betterment of mankind....
- M Babar Siddiqui,
This is the Biggest waste of money I\'ve ever heard of. Clear the roads of traffic, complete the flyover. Then, consider something so ridiculous.
It\'s absolutely stark-raving mad. Forget the environment, what i\'m personally worried about is the cost of the statue. Building a statue like that in the middle of the sea costs a helluva lotta money...money which frankly our country doesnt have. Maybe these politicians would want to pay for it themselves...god knows they\'ve got enough money to do it.
use the money to provide water for the city and upgrade water storages and infrastructure
The statue is for no public good. So why the public money be wasted on it. If not for infrastructure at least give it to needy and poor.
Apart from all the above valid reasons given for proper use of Govt. Funds, which We the People have contributed towards, another pressing use of these funds would be to better equip the BMC with garbage removal equipement, training their staff properly to do the work correctly, provide proper housing for streetside/sidewalk slumdwellers who have taken over lots of sidewalks, and THAT will go a long way towards beautifying our beloved city. One statue and its peripherals is NOT going to make the rest of Mumbai beautiful. Urgent and qualified attention needs to be given to all the reasons stated by the petitioners. THAT will make Shivaji Maharaj and all Mumbaikars proud!
Lets invest the money in setting / beefing up a dedicated security force for the city!We cant offer another 26/11
Amount shoud be used for betterment of farners lifves in india as well as infrastructures of Mumbai instead of staute building of famour SHIVAJI MAHARAJ.
- AZIZ PRADHAN,
use it for animals / homeless childs
350 crores on a Statue of Shivaji, What are we trying to archive. First we condemn the west & America & now we want a statue similar to their statue of liberty , Isn\'t this a waste of tax payers money. Don\'t we have schools, Hospital & housing to be build for the needy ?? Have we completed all the infrastructural project within the city for providing better & safer medium of transport. Have we achieve our goal of providing clean & green city to our children & seniors if not then this is not required.
- Aniket Doshi,
Rs 350 crs for statue of Shivaji Maharaj>> With due respect , Shivaji Maharaj would also not be happy on this expenditure by seeing the way Mumbai is now. Instead this money can be used to build up the infrastructure of this city.. If we go on roads of mumbai, we find more potholes that roads>> We call it a financial hub . When will the GOVT start to think practically ?
- kashmira merchant,
Obiviously whoever churned up this idea of building a statue lives in a dream world and does not care for the people. I stongly condemm this act and is against building this statue though i respect Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj very Much. Please use this money for the betterment of India\'s Infrastructure and helping the needy rather than filling the pockets of self centered politicians
Obiviously whoever churned up this idea of building a statue lives in a dream world and does not care for the people. I stongly condemm this act and is against building this statue though i respect Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj very Much. Please use this money for the betterment of India\'s Infrastructure and helping the needy rather than filling the pockets of self centered politicians
- Hoofrish Dastur,
let the govt use this fund for development of the police force in Maharashtra
- Vinay Mehta,
Improve the basic infrastructure of the city and tourism will take care of itself
From what I know from the history books, Shivaji Maharaj was a visionary. He would have loved to see progress of Maharashtra State Economically as well Socially, Buidling his own statue would have never struck him in any way. Thus it would be better that our Babus work on his Visions & not his idols
- Nikhil Lodaya,
- Pervin Dadachanji,
The statue is not what the city nor the State needs right now. I hope this petition will help provoke a discussion on what relly needs to be done instead
If Shivaji Maharaj was given the authority to decide upon the statue, he would have certainly not allowed this unnecessary wastage of funds. Just building a statue of Shivaji will not make oneself a true follower of the great Maharaj. One has to think and act the way he did. The statue can always be built, but only when we have solved the current basic and major issues like drought, farmer suicides etc. Therefore, requesting everyone to unite and help the government to open their eyes and face the reality.
Our country and its people are our greatest asset. We should utilise excess funds to improve the lot of our people and help them prosper and progress so that we can always be a country of haves and not have nots.
Use this money for Poverty Annihilation or for Education in remote areas. Shvaji Maharaj is Truly Idol for us. but surely this is not the way to praise him. One School could cost 10 Lacs in remote areas, imagine no. of schools in all over India.
- Ruchi Banerjee,
They\'re doing it for our votes, but we (the voters) don\'t want the statue. And THAT is the real tragedy... our politicians are not just corrupt, they\'re stupid too. :)
- aruna anand,
- kirtida unwalla,
We really oppose the idea of building statue of Great King Shivaji, the one who fought for the upliftment of poor and downtrodden. Let the money be sued to build multiple small irrigation projects and help our farmers to develop the farmlands.
\"Amount shoud be used for betterment of farmers lives in india, to provide water for the city and upgrade water storages and infrastructure\" & homeless childs\" instead of staute building of famour SHIVAJI MAHARAJ.\"
I am pretty sure that the great king Shivaji would not himself want this.all he would want is a hospitable environment for people to live which would make the sacrifices made by our ancestors worth it. hope that people realise this and make sensible decisions
Water, power generation are need of the hour for Maharashtra. Shivaji Maharaj strived for Swaraj and swaraj was not power for him, but the great leader believed in getting swaraj for his people.Due to lack of power I believe the Tata\'s were reluctatnt to start the \'Nano\' in Maharashta. Farmers in Maharastra are dying each day. We are certainly getting used to it? .
please do not build the statue
ranjan n uchil,
the \"so called sickness\" of building statues/ memorials is becoming contagious now-a-days.
There are more important things that need the funds than making the statues. i am sure even the souls of these heros, whose statues are being made will be squirming at the thought of this when there is so much to be done in our country....
- smita jauhri,
- Harsh DAve,
Its a real waste of public money...why not use the money for infrastructure development instead...its our hard earned money after all
- Aparna Sahu,
- Edward Fernandes,
We are already aware of Shivaji maharaj and his courage and bravery, no need to showcase it by spoiling oceans and our environment, which is already facing great threat from humans
efore thinking about creating an icon for the history of the city, there is much more to do to protect it´s patrimony. talking about protecting and preserving fine examples of it´s historical architecture. Since the Opera House, till the Crawford Market, passing trough the industrial history that helped to construct the identity of what Mumbaikars are today. There are also so much to do regarding the basic infrastructures accessible to all... rooted problems have to generate creative solutions, much deeper then to \"make up\" the city surroundings...
- Aanchal Bubber,
WHEN THERE IS SO MUCH TOO DO WHY SPEND ON A STATUE HOMELESS OLD PEOPLE WANDERING, CHILDREN LIVING BEGGING FOR LIVING RATHER THEN LEARNING, WIDOWS AND ANIMALS STILL ILLTREATED THINK ABOUT THEM IF YOU AS A GOVT THINK U R RESPONSIBLE ENOUGH TO TAKE A DECISION AND THINK U WOULD ADD SO MUCH TROUBLE INSTEAD OF HELPING & HEALING UR HURTING MORE
Please do the needful without fail, We need better city a world class city and we do not want our hard earned money to be wasted. Please send awareness of waste of money of our state government. Thanx
- Yogin Majmudar,
Felix L. Tauro,
Instead of spending 350 cr. on shivaji statue spend half of that amount on giving modern weapons to our mumbai police force so that they can fight against terrorism
We are the one\'s who are working 24*7. It\'s our hard earned money and no politician has a right to spend it. If Shivaji Maharaj were alive he would also want the slum children of the city to get educated and this money be used for that purpose.
Completely absurd. We should be looking forward instead of constantly looking at our so called rich heritage of the past. What the hell are we doing with the present except for this kind of waste and rubbish!
- Serena Rego,
- Jyotiranjan Pradhan,
Meghashyam Prabodh Shirodkar,
Shivaji Maharaj was not only a great warrior but also an extremely compassionate & thoughtful ruler for whom the welfare, wellbeing & comfort of his subjects came first & foremost, each & every time. When so much basic infrastructural work like good roads, proper storm-water drainage, effective waste-disposal, et al is the urgent need of the hour, the great Maratha warrior Chh. Shivaji himself would have strongly disapproved of so much wasteful & ostentatious expenditure on a purely cosmetic thing at the cost of all the above projects which deserve priority. Let us not dishonour his memory by going against the very principles of public welfare & political economy which were the hallmark of Shivaji Maharaj\'s reign!!!
its a wastage of funds which can be utilised for better purposes which the maharaj would also say.
Just have a look at the way government hospitals are run.Loads of patients, handful of doctors, not enough Amenities eg: no PICU vacancies for helpless children struck by life threatening condition. Money can be better used to deliver better healthcare. Such luxuries can be dreamt of only when basic amenities like Food, Prompt healthcare system, education, Defence facilities are provided to the mass as a whole.
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Would erecting a statue in the ocean belittle or enhance Shri Chatrapati Shivaji\'s greatness?? Why not some park? Why waste tax payer money??
- dharmesh trivedi,
- R GANESH,
- Vaibhav Khare,
- Anirudha Dutta,
- Vaibhav Khare,
- Somshukla Dutta,
- Batul Savliwala,
Its just a political stunt.Politicians are worst then terrorists.
For Rs 350 Cr Mumbai can have a number of underground parking space.Govt hospitals can buy state of art equipment.
i dont say dont build but it is useless to spend this huge amount
I SUPPORT THE STATUE CONSTRUCTION!!!
- Shalom Palkhivala,
why cant the so called politicians spend their own money/amassed wealth from their long corrupt pockets instead. If Shivaji Maharaj was alive, our politicians would be at the edge of his sword!!
A complete waste of money, this kind of money can be used in many other critical needs of the state. Maharaja Shivaji himself would never have approved this.
Its a disgrace to humanity that our \"great\" country has no money to allot to poorer human beings who are dying of preventable issues like starvation/swine flu etc., but have 350 cr to spend on a dead mans statue!!!....however great Shivaji is, to a child who just lost his helpless desperate father to suicide, his father was greater....what sort of heartless political fool can close his eyes to that reality.....
This is just waste of money.....
what a terrible waste!
- Ankit Aggarwal,
- suchithira subramanian,
- Tazeen Canteenwala,
- sharvini patel,
Shivaji, a regional chieftan who united the Marathas and established a kingdom. He can not be considered a national figure. Why then not Tipu sultan? Do you know who was Gopal Krishna Gokhale? A great Indian, a great nationalist. Lets forget monuments, the only thing monumental in this state are the SLUMS!!
basic ammenities first water in the slums ,health care inthe slums and basic viable education ,for the poor then we can pay our homage to shivaji,not by wastin crores in a statue.let us not become insane like mayawati.
Elton de Souza,
This statue is a wasteful expenditure!
I guess our politicians have already spent so much of our tax money in renaming our city!!The Worst thing is that the don\'t belong to Bombay and have come from various parts of Maharashtra..Why can\'t the spend money on developing their own villages where farmers are dying every day!!The east-Indian community who are the real natives of bombay have been totally ignored and have lost a lot of their land/jobs etc to theses goons who claim to be mumbaikar\'s!!
This money can be used to uplift the millions of Indians living in poverty.
Please put this \'statue\' money to better use..Much needed!
What a waste. Can\'t these guys think of providing basic eminities to the BPL masses. God save India.
- Jiby Maliakkal,
Suchitra D F,
I agree with all those who disagree with the proposed statue/memorial to be built in the image of this great Maharaja Shivaji. He always looked after his Janta, and hence HIS Janta\'s opinion should be considered by the Management. Jai Maharashtra Long Live Mumbai
- Marisha Fonseca,
- Monaz Engineer,
- baiju shah,
- priyam sethi,
- Kiran H,
The money belongs to the Tax-payers and should be utilised only for improvement of the basic infrastructure in the city.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj would not have liked wastage of public money in this fashion.
- Miten Morakhia,
Utterly ridiculous idea.....the money can be spent in a number of more suitable ways.
- manish kaushal,
please stop focusing on Shivaji! We have enough around Bombay. Instead, start living upto IDEALS not IDOLS!!!
un-believable! More Pork is what we need.
- Nauzad Tantra,
This shows how disgusting these people can be...in their life..these people should pay from their pockets if they are interested to build such statues.. Jai Hind
- Amit Shah,
- Meira G,
Such a huge amount of money can be used for a better cause....this is absolutely ridiculous..
This is the most ridiculous idea i have ever seen in my life...if these people are so much interested should pay from their pockets... Jai Hind
Stop doing such useless thing. instead use that money in feeding Poor families....
I am not a maharastrian, but i really don\'t like wasting money for statues when many people are despirately waiting for help of funds
yes, i fully agree with the above.
This is a propostrous and absolutely insane. In UP Mayawati is megalomanic and in Mumbai we are obsessed with Shivaji. We need to build civic amenities in the city and not statues.
the money could be put to use for more useful projects
It goes beyond basic human values that while there is so much to do for the poor, the destitute and the homeless, our politicians are thinking of splurging the tax payer\'s money on Chatrapati Shivaji\'s Statue. Even he would\'nt have allowed it, if he were alive.
We can say that this is waste of money. At the same time this may be the policy of govt that the said place can become a tourist spot and can generate employment as well as income not only for the government but also for the people who are unemployed.
- Neha Govindan,
Use the money for the underpriveleged which is more fitting
- We are not a rich nation - Decorating a sea-face doesn\'t make sense when the city has numerous slums and slum-like neighbourhoods - Shivaji maharaj would be more proud of you if you take care of under-privileged section of our society
lets have some difference betn UP govt n maharashtra govt. -
Pl put the money for better use
I respect Shivaji as a gr8 leader. If he would have been alive, he would be the first person to sign this petition. He would be more happy to get these funds diverted for prosperity of the country
- Kimberly M. Noronha,
- Kiran Gosavi,
Statues are ridiculous when there is so much need of that money for more useful purposes. No amount of tourism etc justifies the need to build a statue. What we need is more infrastructure to save our environment and gas import bills not statues. We need more open spaces and more rehabilitation than slums. We need to address issues regarding sanitation than use our seas as dumps. There is no end to our needs but Statues - a definite NO.
- Gayatri Shah,
Phiroze B. Javeri,
Besides the infernal cost at an inopportune time, the design of the monument as presented in the press is rather silly, hideous and inappropriate. If at all Shivaji\'s monument needs to be erected in the sea, it should rest atop a natural-looking outcrop of rock mimicing the rugged mountains. Any museum, etc, should be cleverly incorporated within this structure and/or made underwater, with a glass viewing gallery to observe aquatic life (if there is any in our seas).
What we need are better roads, to travel to work, to go out with families, we dont need a statue...I think Shivaji Maharaj would have been happier if something would be done to make lives easier rather spending money on a statue on him
- manjiri ,
The Government may site examples of STATUE OF LIBERTY and the statue of Buddha in Hussain Sagar at Hyderabad. Both have been erected on islands and serve specific purpose. We have already honoured the memory of The Great Chatrapati Shivaji by naming many prominent places and we may continue doing so in future for useful constructions instead of such meaningless wastage
I (as many others) hope this money will be used for the benefit of improving our city.
Its a total waste of money .... you are building a monument in a country which has maximum population living under poverty line ..... build it when you think your country is \"Independent\"(in real terms), Infrastructure is good and standard of living is better .....
\"Utterly ridiculous idea.....the money can be spent in a number of more suitable ways.\" like giving subsides to poor farmers of vidarbh, giving free midday meals to students please stop focusing on Shivaji! We have enough around Bombay. Instead, start living upto IDEALS not IDOLS!!!\"
- Varnica Khetrapal,
\"I respect Shivaji as a gr8 leader. If he would have been alive, he would be the first person to sign this petition. He would be more happy to get these funds diverted for prosperity of the country\"
if statue is soo very important than erect a statue of mother Teresa...our money should be spent on improving standard of living rather than cosmetic upliftment of our city, i am a stock broker and know indian economy in and out, so this investment is purely a waste until we become a developed country - KAZH Advisory 9768820035. Jai Hind
thanx for taking the initiative. these funds shud definitly used for sum better purpose.its stupid that raising a statue= paying tribute to shivaji maharaj rather we wud improve our and shivaji maharajs ones owned state\'s conditions and dat wud b like paying a tribute to him.
\"I (as many others) hope this money will be used for the benefit of developing our city.\"
it\'s just a waste of money by out cheap politicians just because of the sake of their vote bank
pls utilize tis money on public ...........
this is another example of \"aamdani atthani khadcha rupiya\"..its high time some sensible candidate should replace goons who came up with such a plan.
- Dipan Das,
Persuade our \"intelligent\" netas to build a cancer hospital instead, with the money earmarked for the monstrosity in the sea. It could be named it after Shivaji - his memory would be better commemorated in this manner.
- Madhur Mirji,
One of the nicest sights in Bombay, in an otherwise polluted city and one with very ugly buildings, is the natural beauty of the sweep of the Bay. A monumental statue will be a terrible eyesore.
Shameless as they are, with their blessings we will have not one but many of these (of theirs as well) across the Financial Capital !
- Nozer Chothia,
\"Such a huge amount of money can be used for a better cause....this is absolutely ridiculous..\"
it\'s an outrage and disgraceful. this must be stopped
- Ulhas Desai,
- Yogesh Joshi,
hi please don\'t waste public money. Utilize it for betterment of the city like better roads, public transport and education for beggar children
- Sonali Manghnani,
no wonder India is still a developing nation... We tend to spend on stuff which really doesnt matter,we should be given an option for choosing whose statue shoud be erected if its soo very necessary, \"if tax is obligation than defiance shoud be our right\"
This is blasphemy. Pl give me my money back.
So many urgent issues in Mumbai that could use funding and surely the ocean should not be polluted any further than it has?
Shivaji Maharaj would have been the FIRST man to sign this petition. And then next thing he would have done is penalised these guys who have suggested such an anti-people project! 350 crores for a statue? This is what happens when we vote goondas to parliament. I don\'t want the statue.
- amy hormazdiyar turel,
Let\'s make this PIL work.
- Ulka Athale,
this proposal is ridiculous....
Please use the 350 crores to do something more USEFUL for the citizens of Mumbai. Invest in upgrading the quality of life and INFRASTRUCTRE. The city seriously needs a shot in the arm if it is to compete with other metros across the world. This political gimmick is certainly not helping the citizens in any matters. Is this why we are paying taxes? Absolutely NOT!
- jigish thakar,
Rs 350 croroes needs to be used for something more productive and meaningful. No offence to Shivaji Maharaj but a nations greatness depends upon its infrastructure and an egalitarian atmosphere and not building random, mindless statues. So many people and NGOS could benefit from that amount.
- Pesi Padshah,
- manu gautam,
Rs 350 croroes needs to be used for something more productive and meaningful.
Yes, we should use the funds available for the benefit of the people, specially on good education, health care etc which is woefully lacking for the poor people.
It\'s election time. Using Shivaji\'s name and statue for petty political gains is an insult to Shivaji.
- meryl menezes,
As a citizen and Income tax payer of Maharashtra I would like this PIL to be accepted as this statue erection is unnecessary as the state is already going through many problems.As far the cost is mentioned it is going to escalate as it did with the sealink in Mumbai.
This wastage of money on unnecessay monuments should be stopped
Use the money to provide quality education for poor students of the state, which is the best memorial to our Great Leader Shivaji Maharaj who always worked for the welfare of his people without consideration of caste or class.
- ajay koli,
Kindly use the said funds for constructive purposes
The money can also be utilized for better transport, roads, schools and hospitals.
- jolly thankachan,
- Vaishna Roy,
- ajit bhandary,
- Sana Malkani,
Don\'t waste money on unproductive things, please do something for poor people, employment, education, health, infrastructure...
- Vikram Patel,
- neeta malik,
Use the money for better roads, education for poor, bringing down cost of electricity in Mumbai, pollution control etc.
- RANDHIR SINGH SANDHU,
Please spend the amount elsewhere.
Please mumbai needs some cleaning to be done and this fund would be of most useful one.
These funds could be put to much better use that could benefit citizens of Mumbai and people of Maharashtra. I support this petition.
Totally in support of this campaign. Hope our voices are heard.
Dr.Vidya Deshmukh Nath,
As a proud Maharashtrian and Mumbaikar, I think that utilizing funds in this manner will be a mockery of the memory of this great ruler. Better access and upkeep of the several forts built by Shivaji and conserving the environment around these would pay homage to him in the correct manner.
In a country where poverty is an urgent issue to be solved, proposal for building a statue marks the ignorance of the government. Its an honor to be part of such a PIL.
i feel its a waste of money to have such a statue.
Funds needs to be utilised in a better way. Proud to be supporting this PIL
- Bidisha Ghosh,
There are a lot of things to be done for the common man like providing for water,roads & electricity instead of such waste.Even Shivaji would have done the same.
- vinita chaudhari,
All I can say is Shivaji Maharaj would have used it for the betterment of his people...he was a true leader and we should follow pursuit...this money is required to save us Maharashtrians...
Dr. Raj Mehta,
It is shameful to eulogize the hero of one community whereas India is full of such heros e.g. father of the Nation Mahatama Gandhi
\"Lets use this hard earned money of our fellow citizen for the better cause like paying off debts for the hardworking farmers & education of the poor children.\"
These sort of suggestions have been there in the past also. Ask all politicians who approve of this to shell out the money from their own pockets.
How long you are going to enjoy looking at a big statue in vain?? If these money are used on desplased people we can enjoy looking at them for a life time....
Why are we surprised at our venal Indian politicians? Par for the course!
money should be utilised for the improovement of infrastructure,repair of damaged roads in monsoon, education, improvment of cleaniness in the city.
enough of petty politics, time to act before its too late, if we are to be anywhere close to the global competition around us
Although an ardent fan of Shivaji and all the work he carried out, I totally agree that that spending such a ridiculous amount on a monument is not worthwhile. Shivaji himself would have brushed aside this idea idea, and thought about using such wealth for the benefit of the needy instead. If a young, inexperienced person like me can understand this, why can\'t you? Who could even think of such a ridiculous thing?
- Roopa Nath,
350 crores should be spent on enhancing arms and police force skills... Wake up people there was recently a terrorist attack which is a matter of more importance to tackle with.
- Teja Thorat,
- roopa nath,
- Meetesh Singh,
i am with you
As taxpayers we need a city which is clean, the politicians must use the money to give us the cleanliness which is basic necessity & not a statue which doesnt touch our everyday life
- Supriya Hegde,
- Farzin Faramarzi,
The money can be utilized for better purposes as everyone says.............
I can think of at least a hundred useful ways of spending 300 crores...to benefit the country... and NO...chamcha-giri does not fall into this category...
It would be a shear waste of the nation\'s money. I strongly protest!
An obscene squandering of public funds. Whoever came up with this criminal idea, and whoever is responsible for furthering this madness should be put in a public space and made to answer to the public.
I SUPPORT YOUR CAUSE.
An obscene squandering of public funds. Whoever came up with this criminal idea, and whoever is responsible for furthering this madness should be put in a public space and made to answer to the public.
I think it would be a completely unpardonable thing if we do not prevent this statue from being made. Besides being a burden on the State and the country\'s economy, at a time of recession, one can only imagine the ecological damage that a statue of this scale could cause. There are better ways of showing one\'s love and respect for a great ruler.
We should spend this money on better infrasturcture, reduce powercuts and make sure we can provide the basic amenities for us Indians!!
- Jayashri Deshmukh,
- Dipika Gurnaney,
i think the govt who decided this has to be crazy,,,,tell these politicians to dish out the money from thier own pocket instead of wasting pubic money for sumthing as ridiculous as this.
- Venil ,
Skewed priorities. It is important to make our voices heard against such misplaced priorities.
Poonam Nagda, United States,
People who are doing this forget that they are Indians, or Hindustanis and not just belonging to one particular state. Think about the interests of Indian people not just one state. Use the money to feed the hungry and underprivileged children and get the votes!!! That\'s fair but not by building statues.
- madhu noorani,
The govt should utilize money 4 the farmers or for developing better railway stations instead of wasting our money.
- Kartick Sitaraman,
get rid of the politicians; let the mney be used for infrastructure and the upliftment of the poor.
- Vikas Kotian,
- Suhail Mistry,
- Rahul Sharma,
jus 2de in d newspapers i read dat after a political party inaugrated d renovation process of gateway of india,some of the tiles fell off,ive been to gateway of india and seen its plight,1st rectify this and den thnk of building a statue!!our infra is pathetic,pehle usko to sahi karo,im sure dis surplus fund is our hard earned money which we giv d govt as tax!!!
- Nandini Pai,
We have to stop this mess. No one is responsible and these politicians take us for granted. its time we raise a voice.I publicly challenge these politicians in favor of this statue to a debate with like minded people like me. Let soumthing be done and let it be done NOW!!!
- hiren d. mody,
- Dhara Kamdar,
Dr Asha & Umakant Pandya,
Our country was better used to run by small & big Rajas-Maharajas-Kings- comparing to so called MPS & MLAS. After independent, it was wiser to make United States of India rather than taken over by Congress party by dissolving private rulers.
- Baxi Yogesh,
The Govt. should take public opinion, when they propose for huge expences. Every expences of public money should be published daily in every news paper.
I agree with the above absolutely. Sometimes I truly am amazed at the thinking capabilities of these people supposedly in charge!
Itis the least of priorities at the current times.
Ask the politicians to go take a hike! they can shell out the money from their own pockets for this monument.
this is an absolutely wase project if that money would have been used for our MUMBAI police should have latest weapons. Every one knows what happened on 26 11.
Indian politicians are a class apart.Besides not working productively (or working at all), they come up with ridiculous ideas to splurge public money collected with equally ridiculous taxes.Wake up India before it is too LATE. This current lot of politicians will even sell our country if given a free hand.
Yes i fully agree that if one really wants to pay tribute to the great king Shivaji than instead of ereting a statue one could set up a hospital or university or health care centres with the same amount of money. In this way not only there will be a right use of money but the memory of Shivaji Maharaj will also be cherished.
I think The Central goernment has to lok after this issue personaly
Memorial is going to come up on reclaimed land. Has any one considered environmental damage this is going to unleash on surrounding sea coasts. If at all Maharashtra Govt. has surplus cash why not take care of existing magnificent forts this great ruler has built.BMC says there is no space for decentralisation of garbage disposal. There is shortage of space for dumping grounds. But there is ample space of slums. I only wish that Lord Ganpati, god of wisdom gives them some wisdom to stop this madness.
Pradeep Kumar R,
This is totally unnecessary in the current economic situation. India needs to develope in lots of area. This fund can be diverted to those cause.
- ashish shrivastava,
- Navneet Shukla,
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- SAGAR SHAH,
stop this rubbish
Let the natural resources be as they are am against making any city prone to environmental hazards and ruining the natural beauty for political causes.Please stop this.
We do support Statue...We oppose this petition ...
It is a matter of shame that the Mumbai international airport which is named afterthe great Maratha warrior does not have a proper approach. It takes sometimes 45 minutes to cover a short distance of 1 km. This money should be spent for the infrastructure, education, sports facility
my parents work really hard and pay their taxes honestly so that we can live in a civilized, clean, organised city. not for the statue of some man who is dead and gone and, quite frankly, didn\'t really change the course of history anyway.
- Dr. Kunal Makhija,
Dats a very valid question wd Shivaji Maharaj himself would have never approved for the inappropriate utilization of peoples\' money. Hope our decision makers have and understanding and vision like him.
- tanvi jindal,
building monuments of marginal utility denigrates the memory of the historical figure. this kind of venal, hyprocritical, self serving politics must be stopped
- Gul Thomas,
Use same money to save the heritage buildings,coastal polution control, bore wells, schools and hospitals in the state??
- RAYOMAND GANJIA,
- Mallan Kurian,
I believe this money can be spent for other more noble causes such as farmers who are committing suicide, build some educational institutions, hospitals and improve upon infrastructure!
- Shruti Saxena,
- Firoza Moos,
India has a bad history of monuments. We have our historical forts falling into ruin. Instead of spending money building a monolith in the middle of the sea like a poor mans Statue of Liberty (exact words used by chief minister are \"It will be more imposing than the Statue of Liberty situated off the New York harbour\" ) Why can’t the money be used to create a tourist attraction where great people like Shivaji Maharaj actually lived and worked. Important Maratha Forts like Murud Janjira and other landmarks in Maratha history are being neglected while this nightmare of a Freudian overcompensation symbol is being dreamed up. As to tourist spots, the current bystander attitude to the pillage of places like Elephanta or Borivili National park speaks wonders as to our ability to maintain and run them. All I can see is that within 10 days of coming up, The statue will have a pan wallah shop and a tea stall which will be leagalised ala the slums upto the year 2000 (obstensively to protect the living of the poor slum people.) I see a repeat of the stance that the living of the slumdewellers who will inevitably encroach at the memorial is more important than the rights of the taxpayer whose 350 million will be used to pay for this memorial. I therefore respectfully request the court to take cognizance of this plea and convert it su moto to a PIL to ascertain what steps have been taken to safeguard the rights of the taxpayer against encroachment on the proposed land around the memorial.
All are aware of the problems facing our city and our state, except for our inept politicians. This atrocity must be stopped!
Mumbai has the distinction of being a place where if you get into a cab at Mahim and say go to \"Chatrapati Shivaji terminus\", the cab driver doesn\'t know whether to turn left or right. This is because both our airport in North Mumbai and our main train station in South Mumbai are named exactly the same. So next time you travel from Mumbai make sure the cab driver knows if your flying or traveling by train otherwise you may just end up missing your flight / train.
I fully agreee and support the above petition in light of current state emergency situation.
This money could be spent to maintain the existing monuments e.g Elephanta etc
Another waste of valuable funds. Have these politicians seen the condition of the roads and infrastructure in Maharashtra? Do they realize the impact of drought on the farmers? Will another statue (in addition to 100\'s of other Shivaji statues all over the state) will help them with food to eat, or send their kids to school? Hey politicos - STOP WASTING OUR HARD EARNED TAX MONEY ON YOUR OWN AGENDA.
I fill this is weast of public money for no reason. Yes reason is vote bank. Please spend this money on poor farmers, give to charity who are looking after sinior citizens.
i\'m completely against the statue finding its ground here in mumbai.
Rashmi Sharma, Mumbai,
Shivaji was people\'s king, if really want to remember him do something for the welfare of the people, then only his soul will rest in peace.
Md Shahil Shaikh,
It seems Maharashtra had produced only one great man - Shivaji. Main Railway Station, Two Airports, Museum and so on after his name. It is still not enough for the politician to do their politics. Have they really lost common sense or just concerned about their vote bank by emotionally exploiting the public using Shivaji\'s name? Hon\'ble court must stop this conspiracy of th