Satna : Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked the Modi government for insulting India’s first Home Minister late Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, saying that the statue being built for him in Gujarat is “Made in China”.
BJP President Amit Shah hit back at him and accused the Gandhi family of “humiliating” and unsuccessfully trying to erase the legacy of Sardar Patel, reports IANS.
“Modiji had promised to build the world’s largest statue of Sardar Patel in Gujarat. But later it was revealed that on the back of the statue it was written Made in China,” Gandhi said while addressing a public meeting here.
Attacking the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, the Congress chief said, “Look how he insulted Sardar Patel. His statue was built, and behind it, it was written Made in China,” he said.
The Statue of Unity, which is 182 metres from the ground and 240 m from the river base of Narmada, has been completed. The inauguration of the statue will be done on Vallabhbhai Patel’s 143rd birth anniversary on October 31 by Modi.
‘We will waive farm loans in 10 days of coming to power’
Wooing farmers in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, party President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday promised to waive farm loans within 10 days of coming to power.
“You remember that the Congress has waived the farm loans worth Rs 70,000 crore. You saw how we waived the farm loan of farmers in the state within 10 days after coming to power in Karnataka,” Gandhi said addressing a public meeting here.