Thursday, January 19, 2012

[ZESTCaste] Dalits oppose shifting of Ambedkar statue

Dalits oppose shifting of Ambedkar statue
TNN | Jan 20, 2012, 02.00AM IST

BANGALORE: The Metro Rail underground work in front of Vidhana Soudha
ran into rough weather when some dalit organizations opposed shifting
of Ambedkar statue from the secretariat premises.

The statues of Jawaharlal Nehru and Subash Chandra Bose were shifted
some time ago. The state cabinet on Thursday decided to shift the
Ambedkar statue, but minister A Narayanaswamy was conspicuous by his
absence. He had set up a technical committee to look into the pros and
cons of shifting the statue. "We have no clue about the committee's
report. Narayanaswamy couldn't attend the meeting as he was
preoccupied with a public function in Tumkur," higher education
minister V S Acharya said. Some ministers at the meeting advised the
government against any hasty move on the shifting.

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