PM Modi hits out at Congress for remark on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel statue
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday refuted Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s claim that the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the country’s first home minister, was being built with Chinese help. The Statue of Unity, claimed to be the world’s tallest at 522 feet, will be installed on an island in the Narmada in Gujarat, close to the Sardar Sarovar dam. Modi is scheduled to inaugurate it next month. Gandhi had alleged at an election rally in Madhya Pradesh’s Satna on Thursday that the statue was being “Made in China”. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was interacting with booth level workers of Bharatiya Janata Party.