A political slugfest has ensued in Karnataka after Congress leader DK Shivakumar donated a 10-acre plot for the construction of the world’s tallest statue of Christ in state’s Haarobele village. On Christmas Day, Shivakumar participated in a ceremony marking the start of work on the statue by offering prayers at the site. The event also showcased a scale model of the proposed 114 feet tall statue. Shivakumar and his brother DK Suresh, who is also the local MP, handed over ownership papers of the plot to a local Church-run trust which is executing the project. The ruling BJP has slammed the Congress, saying the party opposed the construction of a Ram temple but was supporting the plan to build a Christ statue.