HYDERABAD:The Ambedkar Park Protection Committee of the city on Saturday filed a petition in the Hyderabad High Court challenging the decision of Telangana government to install a statue of senior Congress leader late G Venkataswamy in Ambedkar park, adjacent to the Tank Bund near Secretariat.
Petitioner Bandari Narasimhulu, chairman of the committee, on Saturday urged the Registry to grant permission to hear his plea as a house motion and the Registry did not permit it as the Acting Chief Justice was away from the city.
Narasimhulu brought to the notice of the court that at the time of construction of Flyover at Tank Bund, the government has developed the Ambedkar Park with a view to relocate the existing statue in the park if it would become an obstacle for the flyover.
However, the flyover was completed without relocation of the exciting statue and the Park Protection Committee has appealed to the government for installation of statue of Buddha in the Park and in the year 2005 Venkataswamy himself also wrote a letter to the Urban Development Authority for installation of Buddha statue.
He urged the court to intervene in the matter as the government took the decision with political reasons.