SARDAR VALLABHBHAI

  • Congress to showcase its political clout on Nehru's 125th anniversary celebration today 6 days ago

    New Delhi: After the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) grand celebrations for Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, it's the Congress' turn to show its political might. Utilising the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Jawaharlal Nehru, the Congress is organising a big international conference on the former prime minister's legacy in the national capital...
  • National housing scheme named after Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel November 13, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu announced that the central government has prepared a blueprint for the new urban housing scheme, to be called 'Sardar Patel National Housing Mission'. "Our PM Narendra Modi gave us a target to provide houses to all the citizens by 2022. I...
  • Congress celebrates Jawahar Lal Nehrui's 125th birth anniversary: As it happened November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The political war over commemorating national leaders continues. While the BJP government celebrated Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birth anniversary by calling it National Unity Day, the Congress has taken a cue and organised massive celebrations for Jawahar Lal Nehru's birth anniversary. The Congress has organised one of its biggest...
  • Leaders of India's freedom struggle now caged in political battle between Congress, BJP November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: A political war has begun over national leaders now. After the Bharatiya Janata Party organised a grand national day of unity to mark Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birth anniversary, the Congress has decided to hit back by also celebrating Jawahar Lal Nehru's birth anniversary in a big way on...
  • Has history been unkind to Sardar Patel? October 31, 2014

    The Centre celebrated Sardar Patel's birth anniversary, which coincides with former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's death anniversary, as National Unity Day with Modi flagging off the 'Run for Unity' campaign on Friday. ...
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel ignored right from independence, says BJP MLA Jagdish Mukhi October 31, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the 'Run for Unity' here on Friday on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, which is being commemorated as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas. BJP MLA Jagdish Mukhi said that right from the day India got independence Vallabhbhai had been ignored. ...
  • Congress says PM Modi's way of treating Indira Gandhi's death anniversary disgusting, petty-minded October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Friday termed as "disgusting" and "petty-minded" the way the Narendra Modi government marked the death anniversary of Indira Gandhi while the ruling BJP wondered if that party prefers to see history through the "perspective" of Nehru-Gandhi family. "It is petty-minded, it is partisan and disrespectful to...
  • BJP leaders remember Patel October 31, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Rajnath Singh and Devendra Fadnavis remembered Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 139th birth anniversary. ...
  • Modi launches 'Run for Unity', remembers Sardar Patel's contribution towards nation's unity October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: It is the 139th birth anniversary of former deputy prime minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. In remembrance of the 'Iron Man', Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched the 'Run for Unity' marathon in which over 10,000 people participated. The central government declared October 31 as the National Unity...
  • Watch: Venkaiah Naidu puts on his jogging shoes for 'Run for Untiy' October 31, 2014

    Union minister for urban development and Parliamentary affairs Venkaiah Naidu on Friday took part in the Run for Unity organised To commemorate Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's legacy. Naidu said, "I am feeling very glad. I always felt history was unkind to Sardar Patel. We decided to mark this as Rashtriya Ekta...
  • Sardar Patel's anniversary being celebrated as National Unity Day October 31, 2014

    To commemorate Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's legacy the Narendra Modi Government has declared National Unity Day, which is being launched with a run for unity to spread awareness about Patel's contribution to Indian history. ...
  • 'Run for Unity': As it happened October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: 8:49 am: 'Run for Unity' marathon concludes. 8:39 am: President Pranab Mukherjee also participates in the 'Run For Unity' as he flags off the event from Rashtrapati Bhawan. 8:27 am: According to the Delhi Police, over 10,000 people are participating in the marathon. 8:20 am: Sports icons Bijender Singh, Yogeshwar Dutt,...
  • Shashi Tharoor slams Centre, says it is petty to forget Indira Gandhi October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Political storm is already brewing a day ahead of the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birth anniversary on Friday as the Congress has accused the Narendra Modi government of forgetting the death anniversary of prime minister Indira Gandhi. Shashi Tharoor, who was sacked as Congress spokesman in the...
  • L&T bags contract to build 'Statue of Unity' for Rs 2,979 crore October 28, 2014

    Gandhinagar: The work order for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project 'Statue of Unity' - the world's tallest statue of India's first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, was issued by the Gujarat government on Monday, to leading engineering company Larsen and Toubro (L&T). Work on the 182-metre tall statue of Sardar...
  • We don't react to kindergarten comments: RSS to Rahul Gandhi February 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Saturday hit back at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who had accused the BJP of not understanding Sardar vallabhbhai Patel, saying he had no right to speak on the issue since his party had disowned the late leader's ideology. "Ideally we don't react to...
  • Narendra Modi misguiding people on Patel, Mahatma Gandhi: Congress January 27, 2014

    Rajkot: Bringing the issue of legacy of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel back in public discourse, Congress on Monday accused BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi of "misguiding" the common people on leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and the independent India's first home minister. "People of the state are being misguided about Sardar Patel...
  • Gujarat: HC rejects PIL challenging construction of 'Statue of Unity' January 13, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Monday rejected a PIL challenging the construction of the Statue of Unity, Chief Minister Narendra Modi's pet project. A division bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice JB Pardiwala rejected the PIL, challenging the construction of the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, and declined...
  • After iron, one day Modi will seek your wife: Jharkhand minister Mannan Mallik December 30, 2013

    BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, now seeking iron scrap from the people for the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel statue, will one day seek a wife from the common people, a Jharkhand minister said Monday, creating a political row. "Earlier, the BJP were seeking bricks (to build the temple in Ayodhya). Now...
  • 'Run for Unity' organised to garner support for world's tallest statue of Sardar Patel December 23, 2013

    The "Run for Unity" for garnering support for construction of the "world's tallest" statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Gujarat was organised across Madhya Pradesh on Monday. In the main function held in Bhopal, the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj flaggedoff the run from TT Nagar Stadium where...
  • Jharkhand BJP leaders participate in Modi's 'Run for Unity' marathon December 15, 2013

    BJP leaders and workers in Jharkhand on Sunday participated in the 'Run for Unity' marathon in Ranchi, to mark the 63rd death anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. An initiative of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, the run began from Albert Ekka Chowk here and was held simultaneously along with similar...
  • Senior Bihar BJP leaders participate in 'Run for Unity' December 15, 2013

    Top BJP leaders on Sunday took out a 'Run For Unity' marathon in the state capital to mark the 63rd death anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. A galaxy of BJP leaders like former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi, Rajya Sabha Deputy Leader of Opposition Ravishankar Prasad, Leader of Opposition in...
  • Senior Bihar BJP leaders participate in 'Run for Unity' December 15, 2013

    Top BJP leaders on Sunday took out a 'Run For Unity' marathon in the state capital to mark the 63rd death anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. A galaxy of BJP leaders like former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi, Rajya Sabha Deputy Leader of Opposition Ravishankar Prasad, Leader of Opposition in...
  • Olympian Rajyavardhan Rathore leads thousands in 'Run for Unity' December 15, 2013

    Thousands of people led by Olympian Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Sunday participated in the 'Run for Unity' marathon held in Jaipur, organised on the 63rd death anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. People including hundreds of children dressed in their jogging suits ran on a 2km stretch from Amar Jawan Jyoti memorial...
  • Digvijaya hits out at Modi, says divisive man organising a 'unity run' December 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Sunday hit out at Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for organising 'Run for Unity' marathon. The marathon was organised to mark the death anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Digvijaya said it's an irony that a man who divided...
  • Modi flags off 'Run for Unity', says Sardar Patel tried to unite India December 15, 2013

    Vadodara: Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi flagged off 'Run for Unity' marathon in Vadodara to mark the death anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The event is organised in a bid to collect scrap iron to build Sardar Patel's 182metre statue in the middle of Narmada...
  • Modi holds marathon to collect iron for Sardar Patel's statue December 15, 2013

    New Delhi: In a bid to usurp legacy of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is organising a 'Run for Unity' marathon in Vadodara across the county. Modi tweeted, "Remembering one of India's most inspiring personalities and the man who unified India, Sardar Patel...
  • Modi to inaugurate Olympian's 'Run for Unity' on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's death anniversary December 11, 2013

    Ace shooter and Olympian Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore will lead a marathon 'Run for Unity' in Jaipur on December 15, the death anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The marathon will be inaugurated by BJP prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Vadodara. The marathon, which would be...
  • Modi to write to sarpanchs seeking iron for Sardar Patel's statue December 7, 2013

    Nagpur: Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will urge nearly 1.87 crore sarpanchs across the country to send soil and iron for construction of the 'tallest statue' of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Gujarat Urban Development Minister Anandiben Patel said on Saturday. "Modi will be writing letters to as...
  • Sardar Patel belongs to the nation, not one party, says BJP November 24, 2013

    Asserting that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel belongs to the whole country, BJP, on Sunday, said it is not trying to claim the legacy of the nation's first Deputy Prime Minister by installing his huge statue in Gujarat. "(Sardar) Patel belongs to the entire country. He does not belong to one party. Some...