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PM pays tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on death anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi views the ‘Statue of Unity’, which he dedicated to the nation in honour of Sardar Vallabhai Patel, at Kevadiya Colony, Sardar Sarovar Dam, Gujarat, on October 31, 2018.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi views the ‘Statue of Unity’, which he dedicated to the nation in honour of Sardar Vallabhai Patel, at Kevadiya Colony, Sardar Sarovar Dam, Gujarat, on October 31, 2018.   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

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The Statue of Unity, a 182-meter tall statue of Patel, was unveiled by Prime Minister Modi in Gujarat last year.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 15 paid tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 69th death anniversary, saying the country remains inspired by his exceptional services.

India’s first home minister died in 1950 in Mumbai.

“Tributes to the great Sardar Patel on his punya tithi (death anniversary). We remain eternally inspired by his exceptional service to our nation,” Modi wrote on Twitter.

The BJP believes that had Patel handled the Jammu and Kashmir issue after Independence, the situation there would have been better.

The Statue of Unity, a 182-meter tall statue of Patel, was unveiled by Prime Minister Modi in Gujarat last year.

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