MYSURU: Historian Nanjaraja Urs on Friday expressed his reservations at the state government giving royalty to the during Dasara festival.
Urs who has obtained details from the district administration regarding the royalty amount paid by the state government to the royal family from 2011-12 to 2016-17 through RTI said that in five years the government has paid Rs 1.36 crore to the royal family.
“Officials say that as per tradition, royalty is being paid to the family. But it is illegal and the state government should immediately stop this practice as it is tantamount to the government giving bribe to the royal family,” he said and requested the government to give the royalty amount to Kodagu relief fund.
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