Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicSardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Topic: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel charted India course after Independence, says Yogi Adityanath

'Patel with his farsightedness brought together many provinces and helped turn it into the biggest democracy of the world,' Uttar Pradesh CM said on his 146th birth anniversary.

‘Democracy being weakened, protecting it real tribute to Sardar Patel’, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also paid tribute to Patel on his birth anniversary by remembering his contribution to the cause of farmers.

Indians have shrunk Sardar Patel to just 1947 integration. There was so much more to him

By 1937 provincial polls, Patel was a major force in Congress. He collected funds, selected candidates, and proved a solid party machine to back Nehru’s appeal.

PM Modi pays tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on Rashtriya Ekta Diwas

PM Modi, whose two-day Gujarat visit started on Friday, reached the Statue of Unity at Kevadiya in Narmada district this morning and offered flowers at the Statue of Unity.

Plague tested Gandhi and Patel leadership style. Just like Covid is testing Modi and Rahul

Gandhi and Patel were present on the ground during different crises, but leaders today are maintaining a ‘safe distance’ during the Covid-19 pandemic.

When Delhi rioted, Sardar Patel busted fake news and wanted a Hindu newspaper banned

During the post-Partition communal riots in Delhi, it became Sardar Patel's job to quell rumours and take the Delhi Police to task.

Jaishankar, Ram Guha in Twitter spat over claim that Nehru had excluded Patel from cabinet

Foreign Minister Jaishankar tweeted quoting a biography that Nehru did not want Patel in the Cabinet in 1947 and omitted him from the initial Cabinet list.

Nehru never excluded Patel from cabinet list. Louis Mountbatten and V.P. Menon got it wrong

Only after Nehru received Patel’s assent did he send the cabinet member list to Mountbatten on 4 August. Patel not only headed the list, but was to be the deputy PM.

Sardar Patel’s one comment proved all was not well between Nehru and Constitution in 1950

Astute politician that he was, Sardar Patel clearly had insights into Nehru’s thinking, which informed the advice he gave the PM on sticking to the Constitution.

Why Sardar Patel would have opposed NPR, NRC and CAA

Anyone born in India should be considered an Indian citizen. Period.

On Camera

YourTurn

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at the party's Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir in Udaipur, on 15 May 2022 | Twitter/@ANI

Rahul Gandhi must clear his position on Congress leadership. Chintan Shivirs won’t help

If a 137-year-old party is still discussing its foundational ideas and core ideology, and can’t have everyone on board, the road ahead seems rocky.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.

Defence

Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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