In a letter written to Telangana Chief Minister in waiting KCR, TPCC leader Ponnala Lakshmiah stated that the new government should install statues of prominent personalities of Telangana, including that of Srikantha Chary, on the Tank Bund. He pointed out that the TRS Government should recognize those leaders, who fought selflessly for the cause of statehood. Lakshmaiah stated that they have no problem to fund installation of Chary’s statue as well as those of Kaloji Narayana Rao, Konda Lakshman Bapuji, Jaya Shankar, Chakali Ilamma & Doddi Komaraiah.
Congress was insensitive enough to contest and win against Srikantha Chary’s mother Shankaramma after initially making tall claims of reserving some tickets for some in martyr’s families. And now it claims it will fund his statue on tank bund. Shankaramma put up a spirited fight in HuzurNagar against TPCC working president Uttam Kumar Reddy. She lost the close fight in the contest marked by spending of huge money, some of which was caught by EC in a car. Uttam had a case registered against him and an enquiry was started for the money found in his car. Subsequently, Uttam Reddy went to high court and got a stay on the enquiry. Now Congress wants to spend some more money on funding Chary’s statue on tank bund!