Congress objects to the Karnataka govt's plan of erecting a 120 feet tall Vivekananda statue

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Congress has raised objections to the Karnataka government’s plan of erecting a 120 feet statue of Swami Vivekananda to boost tourism. The project is inspired by Sardar Patel’s Statue of Unity. KPCC Chief D.K. Shivakumar has called the decision BJP government’s misplaced priorities in times of a pandemic. The BJP has responded to the allegation by lashing out at the Congress with the claim that the Congress party has problems only with Hindu icons being erected, as it expressed no similar concerns with the statue of Jesus. A few days earlier, a controversy erupted between the two national parties when a flyover was to be inaugurated named after Veer Savarkar.

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