Chief Minister Siddaramaiah unveiled the life-size statue of Sri Jayachamaraja Wodeyar at Hardinge Circle on Sunday.
The much delayed unveiling was formally done in the presence of Pramoda Devi Wadiyar and Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar. The statue was installed in recognition of the valuable services rendered by the Maharaja to Karnataka. The Hardinge Circle is a major intersection in the heart of the city that connects six major roads.
The statue is sculpted in marble and mounted at the circle which has a mantap made in Indo-Sarcenic architecture on the lines of Krishnaraja Wodeyar and Chamaraja Wodeyar statues at the Krishnaraja Circle and Chamaraja Circle. The statue was carved and installed at a cost of Rs 5 crore and the task was entrusted to Mysuru City Corporation.
Earlier, speaking to media persons at Mandakalli Airport regarding DySP M K Ganapathi suicide, Siddaramaiah said: “The case has been unnecessarily dragged by the BJP leaders who are trying to take advantage of the situation. They are misleading the people for their political gains.”
Speaking about the long pending Kalasa-Banduri Nala scheme, the CM said: “Although the conflict between the Goa and Karnataka over Mahadayi Kalasa- Banduri drinking water project could be resolved with the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it is unfortunate that he is not taking a lead to resolve the dispute.”
Mayor B L Bhyrappa, District In-charge Minister Dr H C Mahadevappa, Minister for Cooperatives and Sugar H S Mahadeva Prasad, MLAs M K Somashekar, Vasu, G T Devegowda, President of Karnataka Exhibition Authority R Murthy, CADA President C Dase Gowda, Deputy Mayor Vanitha Prasanna, DC C Shikha, MCC Commissioner Dr C G Betsurmath, City Police Commissioner B Dayananda and others were present.