The issue of statute politics continues to be a hot topic in Belagavi. Statues of historical figures such as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Vishwajyoti Lord Basaveshwara have already been erected, and now statues of Kittur Rani Chennamma, Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna, and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar will be unveiled on Tuesday at the Suvarna Vidhan Soudha Belagavi. The unveiling ceremony will be presided over by CM Basavraj Bommai.
The Public Works Department has received widespread praise for completing the construction of these statues in just three months. The Panchaloha bronze bust of Kittur Rani Chennamma cost 1 crore 8 lakhs, while the Krantiveer Sangolli Rayanna statue and the bronze statue of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar cost 72 lakhs each.
It is important to note that these statues are not just symbols of historical significance, but also serve as a reminder of the values and principles that these great leaders stood for.