Sardar Vallabhbhai

  • 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 31, 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 flagged-off 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 2-km stretch from Amar Jawan Jyoti memorial...
  • Digvijaya hits out at Modi, says divisive man organising a 'unity run' January 6, 2014

    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 182-metre 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...
  • Modi's 'love' for Sardar Patel due to Lok Sabha polls: Vaghela November 14, 2013

    BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's love for Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was due to the coming Lok Sabha polls, leader of opposition in Gujarat Assembly Shankarsinh Vaghela alleged on Thursday. "There is no doubt that Sardar Patel, known as the Iron Man of India, was one of the tallest leaders of...
  • The Last Word: Is Jawaharlal Nehru misunderstood by his critics? November 14, 2013

    Today India marks Jawaharlal Nehru's birth anniversary amidst some controversy about his relationship with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and his place in history. ...
  • Advani refers to a book to suggest Nehru opposed Patel's policies November 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader LK Advani has once again chimed in his views on the relationship between Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Vallabhai Patel. In his recent blog the BJP patriarch has quoted several articles that suggest that the duo disagreed with each other on multiple issues. Earlier in his...
  • Modi's pet Sardar Patel statue project yet to get green panel go ahead November 10, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's ambitious project of erecting the world's largest statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel has hit a roadblock as environmentalists allege that mandatory environment clearances have not been sought for the project. Environmental activists have written to Central and state...
  • Advani has got facts wrong on Nehru-Patel: Manish Tewari November 7, 2013

    New Delhi: New Delhi: There seems no end to the skirmish between the Congress and the BJP over Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's legacy. Union Minister Manish Tewari on Thursday took on veteran BJP leader LK Advani for writing a blog about former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru calling Patel a "total communalist"...
  • Modi's role during 2002 riots would have saddened Sardar Patel: Rajmohan Gandhi November 4, 2013

    Rajmohan Gandhi said if Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel had seen the way Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi handled the 2002 post-Godhra riots then he would have been very saddened. He added that he had never met Modi and he judged him only through the things he had done. ...
  • 450 schemes, projects, buildings named after Nehru-Gandhi family: BJP November 1, 2013

    Chennai: Veteran BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu hit out at the Congress for opposing Narendra Modi's plan to construct a grand statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel saying that the Congress wanted to appropriate all credit for one family. Referring to the plans to name the Food Security bill after Indira Gandhi,...
  • Ahmedabad: Modi booed over remark on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel October 29, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was booed by the public over his remark that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel should have the first prime minister of India. He was booed by the public present at the inaugural event of the Saradar Vallabbhai Patel Museum...
  • PM, Modi to share dais together at Ahmedabad October 26, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, will share the stage at the function to inaugurate a museum dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's life at Ahmedabad on October 29. Two days later, on October 31, Modi would be laying the foundation stone of a gigantic statue of...
  • Narendra Modi criticises Jawaharlal Nehru over Kashmir issue August 12, 2013

    Hyderabad: Paying glowing tributes to the first Home Minister of the country Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at a function here, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday criticised Jawaharlal Nehru, blaming him for the unresolved Kashmir issue. Every generation of Indians had felt that Patel should have been the first Prime Minister...
  • FTN: Was Ambedkar greater than Nehru and Patel? August 16, 2012

    Search for the Greatest Indian after Mahatma Gandhi is over. BR Ambedkar, the Father of Indian Constitution, is the overwhelming choice. ...
  • Body of Indian girl killed in Australia cremated March 19, 2011

    Vadodara: The body of 24-year-old student Tosha Thakkar, who was allegedly raped and murdered in Sydney by a teenager who shared an accommodation with her, was cremated on Saturday. Tosha, daughter of local businessman Sunil Thakkar, was murdered on March 9 and her body was found stuffed in a suitcase...
  • Sardar Patel misportrayed hitherto, says dramatist November 1, 2008

    Mumbai: In his play 'Mahadev Bhai' , Jamini Pathak has re-imagined the way we think about the iconic freedom fighter and leader Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. The play clearly portrays and brings to the fore, facets of Sardar Patel's personality that are unknown to people. Sardar's wit and humour, his intimate bonding...
  • Cover up, Surat institute warns morning walkers October 30, 2007

    Surat: An institute in Surat is taking the dress code debate to another level. The Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT) has closed its campus to those who jog or use the institute premises for morning exercise wearing shorts. Many like businessman Ashutosh Kanodiya couldn't believe when the security...