PM Modi, Amit Shah pay tributes to Sardar Patel on his 69th death anniversary

Last Updated: Sunday, 15 December 2019 (15:31 IST)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister on Sunday paid tributes to on his 69th death anniversary.
Sardar Patel, India’s first deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister, died in 1950 in Mumbai.
“Tributes to the great Sardar Patel on his Punya Tithi. We remain eternally inspired by his exceptional service to our nation,” the Prime Minister tweeted.
Home Minister Amit Shah also paid tribute to Sardar Patel and said, the late leader is a unique inspiration for all and he pioneered the integration of the country.
In a series of tweets, Mr Shah said, “He was truly a Bharat Ratna, who not only played an important role in independence but also pioneered the integration of the country”.
“Motivated by Sardar Patel’s ideals and iron leadership, the Modi-led central government has created a safe and strong India in the last five years by eliminating corruption, casteism and appeasement”, he tweeted in Hindi.
Honouring Patel, the Prime Minister was unveiled the ‘The Statue of Unity, a 182-meter tall statue of Patel’ in Gujarat in 2018.
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister and Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar also paid tribute to Patel.
BJP working president JP Nadda too paid tribute to Patel and said, he was the architect of the united India. (UNI)