Last updated: November 15, 2022, 1:12 PM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said in an exclusive interview with Rahul Joshi, chief editor of Network18 Group on News18’s ‘Gujarat Adhiveshan’ on Monday, that the Congress has no right to pronounce Sardar Patel’s name and his legacy after the opposition party’s manifesto stated that the Narendra Modi Stadium in Gujarat will be named after the former prime minister.
“The Gandhi-Nehru family tried to make sure he didn’t get his due. From his last rites to commemoration and Bharat Ratna before him, they did nothing but create obstacles. What are they actually saying?” Shah said.
About the stadium, he said, “There is a stadium called Narendra Modi Stadium. The Congress Lies… A sports complex is being created, which is called the Sardar Patel complex, with 18 stadiums for different sports. One of them is named after Modi… After Modi became the prime minister, we started putting up Patel’s picture. We haven’t seen his picture for 50 years.”
The Home Secretary also took a look at the Congress and said that the people of Gujarat will not fall for the lies of the Congress. He also said that if it wasn’t for Sardar Patel, India would have been a divided country.
PM Modi made the world’s largest statue for Patel. He got iron from the tools used by 8.5 crore workers for the statue of the peasant leader and Iron Man. No congressional leader paid his respects there. They went not because Modi made it, but because it is the statue of Patel… They did nothing, no plan in his name, no Bharat Ratna… BJP did it and now they are doing his advocacy. They’ve always wronged Patel,” Shah said.
Gujarat’s parliamentary elections will take place in two stages on December 1 and 5, with votes being counted on December 8.
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