The amounts sanctioned for above said memorials are very high. But once they develop these memorials they may become good tourist spots and thus they may gain good amount of money in Indian currency as well as foreign exchange also. This may be the reason for those sanctions. Even then priority should be given to solve common man problems only.
Another point to note here is approvals are different and sanctions are different. Probably the money sanctioned for these may be spent in coming four or five years, whereas the sanction for the projects mentioned by spent in this year itself. This is another angle to look at it.
However Government should not spend lavishly on memorials at the cost of people's sufferings.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
However it is always better not to spend scarce resources just on memorial. But it can be made use for something useful for the community. That is how roads, hospitals, schools, libraries etc are built in the name of deceased persons. They serve both-as memory and as service to people.
But with all we people who can make speech on spending on memorials, I wonder how the park came in Lucknow with Mayavati's statue and tens of elephant statues. That was even surpassing many old Kings who built statues for themselves when they were alive and ruling .