Motion passed in The Parliament in support of Basaveshwara statue

Wednesday 18th November 2015 12:29 EST

The longest serving Indian origin MP of The British Parliament Rt Hon Keith Vaz passed an early day motion in the British Parliament.

This motion welcomed the unveiling of Basaveshwara statue by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi.

A special tribute was paid to Basaveshwara for propagating democratic ideals and gender equality in the 12th century.

The statue of the 12th century Indian Philosopher Basaveshwara, who pioneered the idea of democracy, was unveiled by Narendra Modi, on the 14th November 2015, on the Bank of River Thames, London Borough of Lambeth.

The Prime Minister expressed his special tribute to the 12th century philosopher for propagating democratic ideals and social reforms.  He said Basveshwara stood for civil liberties even before Magna carta was signed and preached the idea of democracy 700 years before Abraham Lincoln. 

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