Karnataka takes a cue from Maya's UP.
According to Yeddyurappa, the statue will rival the Statue of Liberty in New York or the Statue of Lord Buddha in Hyderabad.
It will be located in Bangalore at a prominent spot.
" We want to erect a statue, which will outmatch every other statue in terms of dimensions," he pointed out.
Though some people welcomed the announcement, most of the litterateurs of Karnataka criticised it.
" This is not the way to promote or protect Kannada and the culture of the state. These are merely symbolic gestures to appease sections of the people.
A perfect tribute to Bhuvaneshwari is a comprehensive programme aimed at promoting the language," a wellknown litterateur said.
It is interesting that both the chief ministers -- Yeddyurappa and Mayawati are tainted by charges of corruption.
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|Date:||Feb 10, 2011|
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