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Awareness programmes to be held in AP for Sardar Patel`s statue

Last Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013, 18:23

Awareness programmes will be held in Andhra Pradesh for the proposed statue of Vallabhbhai Patel, India`s first Home Minister, for which iron is being collected from across the country.

Sardar Patel hated Hyderabadi culture: AG Noorani

Last Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013, 00:41

Eminent lawyer and political commentator AG Noorani said India`s first home minister Sardar Patel was a "quintessential Hindu nationalist" who treated erstwhile Hyderabad State as a Muslim state and hated its culture.

Collection of farm tools for Sardar Patel’s memorial from Dec 15

Last Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013, 00:06

Campaign of collecting farm implements from over 6 lakh villages in the country for construction of "the Statue of Unity", a monument in memory of Sardar Patel in Gujarat, will begin from December 15.

Sardar Patel belongs to the nation, not one party: BJP

Last Updated: Sunday, November 24, 2013, 19:42

Asserting that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel belongs to the whole country, BJP said it is not trying to claim the legacy of nation`s first Deputy Prime Minister by installing his huge statue in Gujarat.

Narendra Modi ditching RSS ideologues: Digvijay Singh

Last Updated: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 23:42

Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh took a dig at BJP`s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi for praising Sardar Patel.

Narendra Modi is resorting to falsehoods: Manmohan Singh

Last Updated: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 17:59

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Sunday that he had full faith that the people would not vote for a party which endorses divisiveness.

LK Advani adds to the debate, says Nehru opposed Patel`s policies

Last Updated: Monday, November 11, 2013, 13:38

BJP veteran LK Advani has added fresh fuel to an ongoing debate on the relationship between India`s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Patel by saying that the former vehemently opposed the latter`s policies.

Nehru was reluctant to send troops to Kashmir in 1948: Advani

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 18:34

BJP leader LK Advani on Thursday said Jawaharlal Nehru was reluctant to send army to Kashmir in 1948 even as Pakistani troops approached, but the Home Minister prevailed over him.

Congress raises doubts over Advani`s claim on Nehru

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 14:10

Congress on Thursday raised doubts over L K Advani`s claim based on a book that then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had called his Home Minister Sardar Patel a "total communalist" when the latter suggested that army be sent to take over a defiant Hyderabad after Independence.

Jawaharlal Nehru had called Sardar Patel a `total communalist`: LK Advani

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 12:09

BJP raked controversy over Sardar Patel with LK Advani quoting book to allege that Jawaharlal Nehru called Patel "a total communalist" when he suggested army be sent to take over Hyderabad.

`Patel would not have recognised Modi as ideological heir`

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 12:44

Amid a slugfest between BJP`s Narendra Modi and Congress over Sardar Patel, a noted biographer of Patel has said he would not have recognised Modi as his ideological heir.

Jairam Ramesh blasts Narendra Modi for claiming Patel legacy

Last Updated: Friday, November 01, 2013, 21:27

In a shrill attack on BJP and Narendra Modi, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday said it was an `insult" to Sardar Patel that people "who had been brought up in ideologies that inspired assassination of Mahatma Gandhi" were claiming his legacy.