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Union Minister of State for Steel Sai Prathap to unveil statue at YSR Circle

The life-size bronze statue weighs 680 kg

Statue sculpted at a cost Rs. 4 lakh

KADAPA: Union Minister of State for Steel A. Sai Prathap will unveil a life-size bronze statue of former Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy at YSR Circle, near the head post office here, on February 3.

Minister for Roads and Buildings Galla Aruna Kumari, district in charge and Minister for Minority Welfare Mohd. Ahmedullah, YSR’s son and Kadapa MP Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, MLAs and MLCs, Congress leaders and activists would participate in the programme, Kadapa Mayor P. Raveendranatha Reddy told newsmen here on Monday.

Tenali sculptor

The life-size bronze statue weighing 680 kg, sculpted by Venkateswara Rao of Tenali costed Rs. 4 lakh and the Kadapa Municipal Corporation spent about Rs. 3 lakh for the pedestal, traffic island and arrangements, Mr. Raveendranatha Reddy said.

Fountain

A fountain and high mast lights would be put up in YSR Circle, he said. A public meeting would follow at the venue.

The Mayor hoped that the government would issue a gazette notification renaming Kadapa district as Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy district, as the time given for objections was already over.

Yeoman service

Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy’s yeoman services for the development of the State, Kadapa district and Kadapa city would never be forgotten, he stated. Deputy Mayor K. Nabi Rasool was also present.