Raichur: The district unit of the All-India Democratic Youth Organisation has appealed to the State Government not to transfer any land belonging to the Kannada University, Hampi, for establishing a theme park there.

In a statement here on Wednesday, Chennabasava Janekal, secretary of the district unit of the organisation, said that Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa had decided to transfer about 80 acres of land belonging to the university to a trust for establishing a theme park at Hampi.

It was said that the Chief Minister had taken such a decision under pressure from the Reddy brothers.

A proposal to that effect had been approved at a recent university Syndicate meeting, he said.

Favouritism charge

Mr. Janekal said writers and intellectuals had expressed their opposition to the land transfer as the trust comprised members of the ruling party.

Transfer of land would affect the plan to develop the university, he added.

Also, the Government wanted to name the university after Sri Krishnadevaraya.

Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa should not implement such a proposal as the existing identity of the university had been recognised widely among the public, Mr. Janekal added.

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