In a reply to a question from Veeranna Mattikatti (Congress) in the Council on Thursday, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah replied “ The government has no proposal to shift any offices to the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha building. The entire building is occupied during the session, and as a result, there is no plan before the government to shift any departments. One legislature session is being held here every year to make good use of the Soudha”
No one is interested in construcintg a Legislators house and even tough tenders have been floated, still no one has responded to build one near the SVS.
Also govt. has no plans to install any statues in the premises of the SVS.
The mega structure built at a cost of over Rs.450 is utilized for 10-15 days in a year and more money is spent on maintaining the same.
Thanks to the lack of will power with the powers that be at Suvarna Vidhana Soudha, the people here are yet to see the stated objectives behind establishing the SVS. As of now, the only satisfaction is of having the SVS, a Rs. 450-crore architectural marvel in Belagavi. The foremost question before people, as also for the government, is how to utilise this huge structure.
So is this just another monument for tourists?