VIJAYAWADA: State Government, which had sanctioned `50 lakh for reconstruction of Sri Krishnadevaraya Kala Mandiram, in Karnataka, has failed to release the amount even after issuing a GO to that effect.
Pointing out the same, A Radhakrishna Raju, president of Karnataka Telugu Vignana Samithi (KTVS), which had taken up the reconstruction activity that would cost `3 crore, hoped the state government would release the amount at the earliest.
Speaking to media persons, here on Thursday, he said: “KTVS has been striving for better cultural and linguistic relations between Andhra and Karnataka for the past six decades.” He said that while the Karnataka government along with KTVS, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu, noted Telugu people in Karnataka, film personalities, MLAs and MPs in Karnataka had contributed Rs. 1.45 crore,
“Though Andhra government had issued a GO sanctioning Rs. 50 lakh for the project, six months ago, and funds have not been released,” he said. KTVS was patronised by the famous in Andhra Pradesh post-Independence and the former chief minister and founder of TDP NT Rama Rao had been a great supporter and patron of the organization.