Mysuru: Historian Prof P V Nanjaraje Urs has strongly objected to the proposal to install Dewan Sir M Visvesvaraya’s statue along with erstwhile king Nalwadi Krishnaraja WAdiyar in front of the Krishnaraja Sagar Dam.
It was indeed true that ‘Rajarshi’ Nalwadi Krishnaraja WAdiyar was instrumental for KRS dam, but one cannot equate this with Sir MV’s work on the dam, held Urs.
For, Sir MV did not even work on the project for two months, one-and-half-months, precisely. Apart from this, there is no major contribution from Sir MV to the reservoir.
“So, it is not fair to equate their contribution. Besides, we are against installing Sir MV’s statue along side the King’s,” said Prof Urs.
It has been brought to the notice of the district incharge minister. If the government goes ahead with its proposal, then it will have to face protests, Prof Urs warned.
– Team Mysoorunews