PM Modi Hits back At Rahul Gandhi For His Alleged Derogatory remark On Sardar Patel’s Statute

PRIME  Minister Narendra Modi  has  reacted  angrily  after AICC President  Rahul Gandhi  has allegedly  belittled the ‘Statue of Unity’ project  as ‘Made in China ’ saying that he couldn’t understand how ‘some people’ have forgotten Sardar Patel’s contribution to the nation building  soon after Independence .“We are not limited to work for one family. For us Sardar Patel, Mahatma Gandhi, APJ Abdul Kalam and Baba Sahib Ambedkar are not election material. The BJP Government has been developing memorials to honour these leaders without showing any bias. But ‘some people’ see everything in the context of elections only,” said the Prime Minister at Rajkot associated with the father of  The Nation.  He was speaking after inaugurating the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Museum there.When it was decided to construct a statue of Sardar Patel, he was clear that it should be the tallest statue in the world to commemorate the work done by Sardar for national integration. He said that never consider a person of a Sardar’s stature in limitation of a region or caste, he was a global personality and symbol of national faith.“We are developing memorials of great national heroes. Because we believe that the nation which forgets its history would lose the capacity to script new history. I have complete faith in the young generation of India, who has capability to write new history of a new India,” he said, adding that they (Congress) had forgotten Sardar Patel for many years, now they are upset over the fact that a tea vendor is remembering him all the time.Coming down heavily on the former Congress ruled governments for not developing a single Gandhi memorial in Rajkot where Mahatma spent his childhood saying that during the Congress rule Gandhi was remembered either on his birth anniversary or death anniversary. He claimed that India’s sanitation coverage was mere 35 per cent before 2014, but within just four years, it has gone up to 95 per cent which is not a small feat. . Inaugurating an LNG terminal at Mundra in Kutch, he said everyone can see how Kutch has changed in two decades. Those born after 2001 cannot imagine the lack of development in Kutch, he said adding that the water problem was acute and very few people came here. The development strides in Kutch are truly commendable, he added.In another function earlier on the day at Anand – the Milk Capital of India, the Prime Minister stated that the co-operative model is a viable economic alternate to the capitalist and socialist models. Addressing a farmers’ rally after inaugurating a chocolate plant of Amul dairy, he said that as a result of farmers’ cooperative movement over the past seventy years Amul made farmers economically powerful.It was Sardar Patel who sown the seeds of co-operative movement in the country though milk revolution in Anand, he said adding that now taking the movement forward Amul should set a target of making India the third largest milk processor in the world from its current ranking of 9th when it would complete 75 years of its existence.

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