Maharashtra CM Fadnavis to inaugurate Gopinath Munde memorial today

Maharashtra CM Fadnavis to inaugurate Gopinath Munde memorial today
Gopinath Munde. File photo

Mumbai: A memorial of senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde, developed on 18 acres of land at Parli in Beed district, will be inaugurated on Saturday by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in presence of BJP chief Amit Shah, on the occasion of the late Union Minister’s birth anniversary.

A 20-feet tall statue of Munde will be unveiled on this occasion at the memorial, called ‘Gopinath Gad’, a BJP spokesperson told reporters here on Friday.

Work to develop the memorial in the premises of the Vaidyanath Cooperative Sugar Mill began after Munde’s demise in a road accident in Delhi on June 3 last year.

The memorial comprises Munde’s ‘samadhi’, called Lotus Temple. It is in the shape of a lotus and is 72 feet tall, with an imposing gate.

BJP state unit president Raosaheb Danve, ministers and senior party officials will attend the event.

Those attending include Assembly Speaker Haribhau Bagde, ministers Eknathrao Khadse, Sudhir Mungantiwar, Chandrakant Patil, Vinod Tawde, Prakash Mehta, Vishnu Savra, Girish Bapat, Girish Mahajan, Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Babanrao Lonikar, Rajkumar Badole of BJP and Eknath Shinde, Subhash Desai, Diwakar Raote, Ramdas Kadam and Deepak Sawant of Shiv Sena.

The event has been organised by Munde’s wife Pradnya and daughters Pankaja Munde (rural development minister), Preetam Munde (Lok Sabha member) and Yashashree Munde.