BJP pays floral tributes to Sardar Patel on his 141st birth anniversary

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Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), Kashmir paid floral tributes to Sardar Vallahbai Patel on his 141st birth anniversary, at BJP Headquarter Jawaharnagar Srinagar.
Highlighting the role of Patel, the party leaders State Media Secretary/ Media Incharge Kashmir Altaf Thakur , Distt. President Srinagar Fayaz Ahmad Bhat and District General Secretary Srinagar Arif Raja said he was a leader who played a leading role in the country’s struggle for the independence and guided its integration into a united independent nation. “Sardar Vallahbai Patel birthday is celebrated as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas- National Unity Day in the country,” the party said.
They said, Sardar Vallahbai Patel also known as Iron man of India was an Inidan barrister and statesman one of the founding fathers of the republic of India.
In India and elsewhere he was often addressed as sardar which means chief in Hindi, Urdu and Persian. He was raised in the country in the side of Gujarat. Petel was employed successful practice as a lawyer.
He subsequently organised peasants from Kheda, Borsad, and Bardoli in Gujarat in non-violent civil disobedience against oppressive policies imposed by the British Raj; in this role, he became one of the most influential leaders in Gujarat. He rose to the leadership of the Indian National Congress, in which capacity he would organise the party for the elections held in 1934 and 1937, as well as continue to promote the Quit India Movement. As the first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of India, Patel organised relief for refugees fleeing from Punjab and Delhi and led efforts to restore peace across the nation. Patel took charge of the task to forge a united India by integrating into the newly independent nation those British colonial provinces “allocated” to India. Besides those provinces under direct British rule, approximately 565 self-governing princely states had been released from British suzerainty by the Indian Independence Act 1947.

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