After Gujarat, Karnataka to build 125-feet Cauvery sculpture

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Hardly two weeks before Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a huge 597 feet statue of country’s first home minister Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel in Gujarat as Statue of Unity.

The Karnataka government has come forward with a proposal to erect a 125 feet state for Mother Kauvery at the Krishna Raja reservoir in Mandya district. Apart from this, the state government has also proposed to build a museum complex, 2 glass towers measuring 360 feet providing, a bird’s eye view of KRS reservoir, a bandstand, an indoor stadium and a replica of historical monuments to boost tourism in the region.

The total estimated cost of the project is Rs 2,000 crore.

On the other hand, opposition-led by Congress accusing the BJP-led NDA government of wasting public funds. But the Karnataka government’s latest move has given an opportunity to the ruling BJP to question intentions of the Congress as their national leaders had criticised the Centre for Sardar Patel statue, built at a cost of around Rs 3,000 crore.

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