legendary freedom fighter Veer Surendra Sai has not been unveiled due to difference
of opinion between two political parties here.
As per reports, implementing a decision taken at a Rehabilitation and Peripheral
Development and Advisiory Committee (RPDAC) meeting in 2009, the Bhushan
Company has erected the statue on SH 10 at Khinda Chowk nearer to his birth
place, 40 km from Sambalpur and 10 km from Jharsuguda, at an expenditure of Rs
January 23, 2014, his birthday, it was surprisingly cancelled at the eleventh
Council (WODC) Chairman Kishore Mohanty said the statue would be unveiled on 23
January 2015. “Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has finalized the date and there
would be no deviation this time,” Mohanty said.