BJP leaders in Jharkhand participate in `Run for Unity`

BJP leaders and workers in Jharkhand participated in the `Run for Unity` marathon here, to mark the 63rd death anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

PTI| Last Updated: Dec 15, 2013, 23:51 PM IST

Ranchi: BJP leaders and workers in Jharkhand on Sunday participated in the `Run for Unity` marathon here, to mark the 63rd death anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

An initiative of BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, the run began from Albert Ekka Chowk here and was held simultaneously along with similar marathons in 1,100 places across the country.

"We began our run from Albert Ekka Chowk as soon as Modi flagged off `Run for Unity` till Sanik Bazaar," said Saryu Roy, one of the eight-member Committee set up by Modi to collect iron from across the country for his statue of unity project.
"Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel`s efforts in uniting princely states with India is still relevant as the country is facing internal and external threats to its unity," the senior BJP leader said.

Former Chief Minister Arjun Munda, ex-Assembly Speaker C P Singh and several senior leaders and BJP activists participated in the run, party`s Jharkhand unit`s spokesman Pradip Sinha said.