Sardar Patel

  • Jaitley pleases Modi, allots Rs 200 crore for Sardar Patel statue July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A proposed Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel statue in Gujarat, touted as the tallest statue in the world at 182 metres, will get Rs 200 from the central government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced during his Budget speech on Thursday. Jaitley's decision to allot Rs 200 crore for the construction...
  • Rahul slams RSS, says its new idol Sardar Patel called it 'poisonous' March 20, 2014

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has slammed the BJP and Narendra Modi accusing them of trying to appropriate Sardar Patel's legacy. ...
  • After Kejriwal, Rahul takes potshots at Modi on his home turf March 12, 2014

    Ahmedabad: As far as BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is concerned, it is more of Battleground Gujarat than Battleground India these days. Within days of Arvind Kejriwal's tirade against Modi at his Ahmedabad rally, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi took on Modi at a huge rally in Balasinore, central...
  • Modi should study about Sardar Patel before making his statue: Rahul March 11, 2014

    Kheda: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took the party's campaign to the land of Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Addressing a rally in Kheda in Gujarat, Rahul took a dig at Modi over the Sardar Patel statue being built in the state. "Gujarat has given us...
  • 8 arrested for helping aspiring teachers cheat in recruitment exam February 24, 2014

    Eight persons including a professor of Sardar Patel Medical College were arrested while they were allegedly helping candidates cheat during a teachers' recruitment examinations in Bikaner on Sunday. The eight-member gang was arrested from outside an examination centre in the city's Marudhara Colony following a tip-off from Premdan Charan who was...
  • Modi takes on PM over his Assam connection, questions development in state February 8, 2014

    Guwahati: After painting himself as the saviour of Northeast India in Manipur, BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi held addressed public in Assam on Saturday afternoon. During his rally in Guwahati, Modi took on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who is a Rajya Sabha member from Assam. He asked, "You gave...
  • Sardar Patel was not antiMuslim, says LK Advani December 24, 2013

    BJP leader LK Advani on Tuesday contested allegations that Sardar Patel was antiMuslim and quoted Rafiq Zakaria, an Islamic scholar and Congress leader, who had done research on the 'Iron Man', to underline his nationalistic credentials. In his blog, Advani expressed surprise at a "perverse" article in a national magazine which...
  • Digvijaya targets Modi over Run for Unity December 15, 2013

    Targeting BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Sunday said it was an irony that "a man running away from unity was asking you to run for unity". Modi today flagged off Run for Unity, a nationwide event which seeks to drum up support for his...
  • 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 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...
  • CBI is Congress's cureall, says Modi November 14, 2013

    Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, on Thursday, said that Congress was using CBI as "medicine" for every problem that afflicted it. "Congress is in power in the Centre not because of its work... With CBI's support it is in power. It uses the investigation agency to threaten its allies... CBI is...
  • Chidambaram quotes Maulana, says Patel agreed to partition before Nehru, Gandhi November 11, 2013

    Joining debate with BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over partition, Finance Minister P Chidambaram, on MOnday, quoted excerpts from Maulana Abul Kalam Azad's book to say that Sardar Patel had agreed to the idea of division of the country before Nehru and Gandhi. "Lord Mountbatten was extremely intelligent and could...
  • Those outside 'family' were erased from public memory, alleges Modi November 11, 2013

    Remembering Maulana Azad and Acharya Kriplani on their birth anniversary, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday, said that there are historical figures who have been erased from public memory just because they did not belong to a particular family. "It is true that there are historical figures who have been...
  • Political war erupts as Sardar Patel's statue goes missing November 5, 2013

    A statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel has reportedly gone missing from the storeroom of Jalandhar Municipal Corporation, prompting a war of words between leaders of Congress and BJP. Taking a dig at the BJP leadership over the missing statue, senior Congress leader Virendra Sharma said, "While BJP's senior leadership is trying...
  • Nehru called Sardar Patel a 'total communalist', says Advani November 5, 2013

    Another controversy has been sparked by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over India's first home minister Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, who was was also known as the "Iron Man of India". Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Tuesday said quoting a book that former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru called Sardar Patel a...
  • Sardar Patel would not have recognised Modi as his heir, says Rajmohan November 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel would have disapproved of Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's behaviour during 2002 riots, said Rajmohan Gandhi, one of the most highly regarded biographers of Sardar Patel. Speaking to CNNIBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, he said that claims by...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha greets on eve of Diwali November 2, 2013

    On the special episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Brocha greeted everyone on the eve of Diwali. Also watch him talk about political war over Sardar Patel, Krrish 3 and Sachin Tendulkar's Ranji Trophy career. ...
  • Lata Mangeshkar entitled to her views: Digvijaya Singh November 2, 2013

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh hit out at Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on claiming Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel's legacy. He said, "How can Sardar Patel agree with the ideology that killed Mahatma Gandhi?" On singer Lata Mangeshkar saying Mosi is a better PM...
  • Is Modi ditching RSS icons by praising Sardar Patel, asks Digvijaya Singh November 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh attacked Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over Sardar Patel's legacy, saying the Gujarat chief minister's fascination with the latter has forced him to wonder whether the BJP leader has ditched RSS ideology. "Is Narendra Modi ditching RSS icons Golwalkar, Dindayal Uppadhyay and...
  • 450 schemes, projects, buildings named after NehruGandhi 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,...
  • Government says it spent Rs 8.5 cr on ads to honour Sardar Patel November 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress continue to fight over Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel's legacy a day after Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi claimed that the Congress had forgotten all about Patel. The government's publicity arm, the Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity, has now released records...
  • PM right in saying Sardar Patel was secular, says Narendra Modi October 31, 2013

    Bharuch: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi kept the controversy over Sardar Patel's political allegiance on his agenda as he spoke at the foundation laying ceremony of the Sardar Patel statue. While acknowledging Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's claim that Patel was secular, Modi, who is also Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial...
  • Sardar Patel statue foundation ceremony: How it happened October 31, 2013

    Bharuch: 12:21 pm: Narendra Modi hit out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh alleging the Centre was not allowing the completion of the Sardar Sarovar Dam. "I want to tell the PM that Rajasthan and Guajrat wants water, Madhya Pradesh wants electricity. I don't want credit, please do this for our...
  • Gujarat: Police foil protest at Sardar Patel statue site October 31, 2013

    Bharuch: With hours to go before Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone for the Sardar Patel statue, the Gujarat Police has foiled a protest at the site. The protestors are primarily villagers from 66 tribal dominated villages located near the Sardar Sarovar...
  • Amidst politics, Modi to lay foundation stone of Sardar Patel statue October 31, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Amidst the political controversies, it is the day when Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel's statue in Bharuch in Gujarat. The proposed structure will be 597feet tall and will directly face the Narmada Dam. The political war between...
  • Full text: Modi's blog ahead of Sardar Patel's birth anniversary October 30, 2013

    Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in his blog on on Wednesday said that Sardar Patel's birth anniversary would be more special this year because the foundation stone of the Statue of Unity will be laid on the day. At a height of 182 metres, the Statue of...
  • Modi should learn from the way Sardar Patel handled 1947 riots: Tharoor October 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The war of words between BJP and the Congress over Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel reached yet another flash point on Wednesday with Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor saying that he wished the Gujarat Chief Minister had learnt how Sardar Patel handled the 1947 riots....
  • Gujarat: Sardar Patel statue to be twice the size of Statue of Liberty October 30, 2013

    Ahmedabad: As the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress slug it out over Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel's legacy, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will unveil his statue near Bahrauch on October 31. The proposed statue will be 182 metre tall and will be the tallest in the world. The total height...
  • PM, Modi share dais, hit out at each other over Patel's legacy October 30, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi shared the dais on Tuesday at the inauguration of renovated Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Museum in Ahmedabad. The leaders praised Sardar Patel's for his contribution to the nation. The political war over Patel's...