Sardar Patel’s statue was not intended to disrespect Nehru, news agency PTI quoted PM Modi saying at an election rally in Gujarat’s Amreli, where he asked his audience if they had googled “which is the tallest statue in the world and where is it situated?”
He said it was a matter of pride for Gujarat to have the tallest statue of the world. The prime minister has been eloquent in praising Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and critical of Pandit Nehru over several issues including Kashmir.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an election rally.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the Statue of Unity, installed in the memory of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, was not brought up with the intention of causing “disrespect” to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of the country. Patel was the deputy prime minister in the Nehru cabinet.Punjab