The Narendra Modi government has moved a proposal to erect a memorial for Telangana State LEGEND and Former prime minister PV Narasimha Rao to honour him for being the architect of economic reforms. will finally get his due respect in the form of a ‘samadhi’, 10 years after his death. The NDA government has mooted a proposal for constructing a memorial for Rao at Ekta Sthal on the banks of river Yamuna, sources said.

PV Narasimha Rao, who headed a Congress government between 1991 and 1996, was disowned by his party. After his death in 2004, the Congress-led UPA government had denied any memorial to him. The UPA government, in fact, had gone further and decided in 2013 that there will be no more separate memorials for any leader, citing paucity of space.

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Though the official claimed that there is nothing political about it since the process started after Telengana state assembly passed the resolution and had forwarded it to the Centre, it is being seen as an attempt to embarrass the Congress which has in the past fought shy of giving the former Prime Minister his due.

PV Narasimha rao memorial at Delhi

Built over 22.56 acre land, Ekta Sthal is situated between Vijata Ghat and Shanti Van near the Yamuna river. According to the proposal, the Rao memorial would be a raised plinth in marble with a plaque honouring the former PM.