Mysuru, July 3:- Former senate member of University of Mysore, S Jayaprakash has requested tourism minister Sa Ra Mahesh not to shift the race course to elsewhere and instead, develop other tourist spots in the district.
“Though Mysuru has seven palaces, only one is attracting tourists. All the other palaces are neglected and they should be given prominence as well. People visit Ooty because of its weather and not because of Botanical Garden,” he said at a press meet held at Mysuru press club on Monday.
He said that the 600 acres of land will be misused if the government doesn’t provide adequate funds for the botanical garden. He asked the government to elicit public opinion before coming to any decision.
Somaiah, Ashok Kumar, Harish and others were present. (MR/KMR).