TDP fears that the erection of Ambedkar statue besides NTR’s Ghat will lessen its founder’s popularity in the state! The decision of the Telangana Rastra Samithi (TRS) led state government to build the world’s largest statue of Dr. BR Ambedkar, the father of the Indian Constitution, beside NTR Ghat in Hyderabad has sent shivers to the opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP). The party is scared that the decision to build the statue of Amedkar would diminish the popularity of its founder and former chief minister NT Rama Rao among the people of the state. The party thinks that the world’s largest statue will occupy surrounding area’s with Ambedkar name . with this NTR Ghat may lose it’s importance .
TDP MLC Gali Mudddu Krishnama Naidu asked the Telangana CM to change the decision to build the Ambedkar statue beside the NTR Ghat. He said that the Amedkar statue can be installed at any other place of the city instead of the NTR Ghat . Noting that NTR gave political life to KCR, he asked the Telangana CM to withdraw his decision.