The foundation was laid on Friday for the installation of statues of Bengaluru founder Nadaprabhu Kempegowda and 12th-century social reformer Vasaveshwara here in front of Vidana Suda, the seat of Karnataka’s legislative and secretariat.
The cornerstone was laid by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai in the presence of Legislative Council President Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri, Legislative Council President Basavaraj Horatti, former Prime Minister B S Yediyurappa and several ministers and legislators.
Several eminent seers of mathematics attended, such as Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji of Suttur mathematics, Vishwaprasanna Teertha of Pejavara mathematics, Sri Adichunchanagiri Mahasamsthana mathematics, Nirmalanandanatha Mahaswamiji of mathematics, and Siddalinga Mahaswami of Siddaganga mathematics.
“After the Cabinet decided to install the statues of these two celebrities, Tax Minister R Ashoka was given the responsibility to oversee them. Today we laid the groundwork in the presence of several religious leaders.
“Our intention is to let the administrative and spiritual thoughts and values of these two personalities flow through this ‘Shakti Soudha’ (also known as Vidhana Soudha) throughout the state,” Bommai said.
Their ideas should motivate the people inside Vidhana Soudha to build the government’s intention, “New Karnataka”. Invite everyone.”
According to official sources, a total of 80 million rupees was released for the installation of the statue.
The chief minister called the personality “the great son of the land”, emphasizing that Basaveshwara, also known as Basavanna, and champion of social justice and welfare, was the first person to initiate a ‘people’s assembly system’ in the world through ‘Anubhava Mantapa’. ‘, having built Bengaluru long before Magna Carta, Kempegowda is renowned for providing ideal administration.
The Magna Carta is a charter of rights drafted in Europe in the 13th century and is known as the source of modern constitutionalism about law and freedom.
Basaveshwara and Kempegowda are held in high esteem, especially by the Lingayats and Vokkaligas, so the installation of statues of these two celebrities ahead of the parliamentary vote in May has political implications as well. .
While the Lingayats form the core voting base of the ruling BJP, the Vokkaligas dominate in Old Mysuru district, where the Saffron Party seeks to advance to obtain an absolute majority in elections.