Britain’s celebrated sculptor of Indian origin, Anish Kapoor, who had courted controversy after writing a article in Guardian titled “India is being ruled by Hindu Taliban” during the Prime Minister’s visit there, has been removed from Rajsthan’s cultural panel.
Kapoor, who was nominated by the BJP-ruled state government, was dropped by from the panel the Vasundhra Raje’s government two days after his article was published.
The Vasundhara Raje government had nominated the controversial sculptor and 11 others as the members of the Governing Board of Jaipur’s Jawahar Kala Kendra on November 16.
“Nomination of all the 12 members has been canceled last night. I had no idea of the nomination earlier,” Rajasthan Tourism minister Krishnendra Kaur said.
Kaur’s decision to cancel the nomination came after she was questioned by reporters yesterday about Kapoor’s nomination to the panel, especially after he remarks against the Modi government during the PM’s recent visit to the UK.