Karnataka government wants to erect 120-foot-tall statue of Vivekananda, Congress and environmentalists in opposition


Banglahant Desk: The Karnataka government wants to erect a statue of Swami Vivekananda in the form of the Statue of Unity. A 120-foot-tall statue of Vivekananda will be erected on about three acres of land. State Housing Minister V Somanna said the giant statue could be located in the vicinity of Muthalia Maduvi Falls, about 10 km from Bannerghatta National Park.

Congress objected

In 2017, a 598-foot-tall statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was to be erected on the swamps of Gujarat in imitation of Swami Vivekananda. But the Congress objected to the Karnataka government's decision. The state's housing minister also said that full planning and details of the entire project would be released in the next 15 days. But in this case, like the Congress, the environmentalists objected to this work.

The Congress said the government's decision was undesirable

At present, the Karnataka government is focusing on the wrong issues and not on the right issues, alleges Karnataka Provincial Congress President DK Shivakumar. He said the government's decision was not acceptable in the midst of the Corona crisis, but was undesirable. He also said that at this time the government should think of migrant people, farmers and workers. But Chief Minister Yeddyurappa (B. S. Yediyurappa) has not yet held a single meeting with the farmers of the state, nor has the money reached them.

Environmentalists also did not agree

Environmentalists have also rejected the government's decision. They claim that the installation of this statue could change the character of the land. They even said that there is a recent suspension order of the High Court on any work in Begur Lake.