NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday took a swipe at the Congress, devoid of naming the occasion, by indicating that prior governments experienced ignored Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel‘s legacy of nation-creating.
“Some folks attempted to assure the contribution of Sardar Patel is overlooked,” PM Modi said at the ‘Run for Unity’ programme to mark the birth anniversary of the visionary leader.
In spite of these makes an attempt to erase his legacy, the nation’s youth respected Sardar Patel for his contribution towards unifying the nation, the Prime Minister attested.
“We remember Sardar Patel on his birth anniversary. We are very pleased of his contribution to India just before we attained independence and in the course of the early years following we turned independent,” he said at the Dhyan Chand stadium in the countrywide cash just before flagging off the ‘Run for Unity’ occasion.
Commonly known as the Iron Male of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was a senior leader of the Indian Countrywide Congress who fought along with Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru for India’s independence. Immediately after the region attained independence in 1947, he was appointed as the first Home Minister and deputy Prime Minister, taking part in a essential job in the integration of many princely states into the Dominion of India.
In the operate-up to the Gujarat Assembly polls, the BJP has consistently underscored how the Congress, and by extension the Nehru-Gandhi family members, has allegedly sidelined popular Gujarati stalwarts like Sardar Patel.
The Modi federal government not long ago issued a notification that October 31, the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel, really should be noticed as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (Countrywide Unity Working day) to pay back tribute to the statesman for his contribution towards preserving and strengthening the unity, integrity and stability of the nation.