Jammu & Kashmir decision inspired from Sardar Patel: Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday lauded the vision of Sardar Patel, adding the BJP-led government's decision last month on Jammu and Kashmir was "an inspiration" from India's former home minister.
On the occasion, Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the government's decision on Jammu and Kashmir (revocation of Article 370) was inspired by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. "The country has taken an important decision with the inspiration of Sardar Patel, to walk a new path to resolve a decades-old problem," PM Modi said. Modi, who turned 69 on Tuesday, said at a public rally in Gujarat's Kevadiya.
Later, Modi offers tribute to idols of freedom fighters Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, at the PMO in South Block. The government on August 5 revoked Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and proposed that the state be bifurcated into two union territories, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.