Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel: News

14 Apr 2023

BR Ambedkar

Telangana unveils massive Ambedkar statue; here are other iconic statues

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao unveiled a 125-foot-tall bronze statue of BR Ambedkar in Hyderabad on Friday to mark the 132nd birth anniversary of the architect of the Indian Constitution.

30 Nov 2020

Narendra Modi

Statue of Unity attracts more tourists than Statue of Liberty

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's grand Statue of Unity has been attracting more tourists than the Statue of Liberty in the United States, officials in the know said.

After Pakistan minister's Pulwama admission, PM Modi hits at opposition

From Kevadia, Gujarat, where he went to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi slammed the opposition for their stand on the Pulwama attack, after a minister from Pakistan admitted his country's hand in the dastardly crime.

30 Oct 2020

Narendra Modi

PM Modi on two-day visit to Gujarat: Here's his schedule

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his two-day trip to Gujarat, where he is scheduled to inaugurate a host of projects.

World's third largest cricket stadium to be built in Jaipur

One of the world's largest cricket stadiums with a seating capacity of 75,000 will be constructed on the outskirts of Jaipur.

31 Oct 2019

Narendra Modi

Modi pays tribute to Sardar Patel, talks about J&K, Ladakh

On the 144th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tribute to him at the Statue of Unity in Kevadia, Gujarat. He had inaugurated the statue last year.

17 Sep 2019

Karan Johar

#HappyBirthdayPMModi: BJP, opposition leaders wish him health and happiness

On his 69th birthday today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received wishes from his fans and critics alike.

30 Jun 2019

Narendra Modi

Leaking roof at Statue of Unity leaves tourists drenched

After having faced much criticism over the Rs. 3,000cr splurge, the controversial Statue of Unity in Gujarat has drawn the public's ire yet again.

20 Jun 2019

Yogi Adityanath

Rapper Hard Kaur booked with sedition for comments on Adityanath

A case has been filed against UK-based rapper Taran Kaur Dhillon, popularly known as Hard Kaur, for her comments against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, RSS, and its chief Mohan Bhagwat.

29 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

PM's gifts go under hammer to fund 'Namami Gange' project

The auctioning of the gifts received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from heads of state and dignitaries over the years began yesterday at the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi.

27 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

Citing tourist safety, crocodiles near Statue of Unity being relocated

Crocodiles from two ponds near Statue of Unity, Narmada district, Gujarat, are being relocated for safety of tourists visiting the Sardar Patel memorial, officials said today, while dismissing reports that the move is linked to the seaplane service.

28 Nov 2018

Yogi Adityanath

Seers oppose proposal to erect Lord Ram's statue in Ayodhya

A three-day 'Param Dharma Sansad' was held in Varanasi, where seers opposed the Uttar Pradesh government's proposal to install a 221-meter statue of Lord Ram on the bank of the Sarayu river in Ayodhya.

27 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

Arun Jaitley to Congress: Who was Sardar Patel's father?

Launching fresh salvo at Congress over its leader's question 'Who is the father of Prime Minister Narendra Modi', Finance Minister in a Facebook post on Tuesday, asked who was the father of freedom fighter of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

03 Nov 2018

Yogi Adityanath

Ayodhya: Yogi government to build 151-meter high Lord Rama statue

Plans are afoot to install a 151-meter tall statue of Lord Rama on the banks of the Saryu river in Ayodhya, a step that's expected to increase tourism to the pilgrimage spot, say BJP leaders in Uttar Pradesh.

02 Nov 2018


2-IITs, 5-IIMs: What Statue of Unity could have paid for

With the unveiling of the Statue of Unity in Gujarat on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the ethos of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, and his family was proud he finally got his due.

01 Nov 2018

Shashi Tharoor

Divya's 'bird drop' tweet with PM Modi's picture sparks controversy

Social media head of Congress, Divya Spandana/Ramya, has sparked another controversy with a tweet which BJP and its supporters found derogatory.

01 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

#StatueOfUnity: 73 tribal-villages didn't cook food to protest against Modi

Inaugurating the Statue of Unity in Gujarat on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged Indians to follow Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's words, but tribal villages in the area slept empty stomach last night in protest.

31 Oct 2018

Statue of Unity

Statue of Unity and 4 other tallest statues of world

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the 'Statue of Unity' on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's 143rd birth anniversary.

31 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

#SardarPatelB'day: Delhi BJP organizes 'Rashtriya Ekta Daud', hails Patel's contribution

Delhi unit of BJP organized a run, 'Rashtriya Ekta Daud', in the city today morning to celebrate the 143rd birth anniversary of India's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

31 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

#StatueOfUnity: Sardar Patel's proud family blames Congress for ignoring him

The unveiling of the world's tallest statue in Gujarat was attended by at least 10 members of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's family, who couldn't help but feel proud.

31 Oct 2018


#StatueOfUnity: About Ram Sutar, sculptor of the world's largest statue

On Wednesday, all eyes were on Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he unveiled the world's tallest statue, the 522-ft tall 'Statue of Unity' of Sardar Patel, on an island on the Narmada near the Sardar Sarovar Dam.

31 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

#StatueOfUnity: PM Modi says no Indian will forget this day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said no Indian will forget this day after he unveiled the world's largest statue of Iron Man Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

31 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

#StatueOfUnity: PM Modi unveils world's tallest statue of 'Sardar'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday unveiled the 'Statue of Unity' in Gujarat.

21 Oct 2018


BJP desperate to rewrite history; uses auspicious-occasion as political-tool: Congress

Accusing BJP-led Center of using every "auspicious" occasion as "political tool," Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said BJP was "desperate to rewrite history."

30 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

Country's first housing society set up under Sardar Patel: PM

PM Narendra Modi said today the country's first housing society was set up in 1927 under the leadership of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Gujarat.

10 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

Modi will unveil Statue of Unity on October 31: Rupani

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced on Sunday, 9 September that Statue of Unity will be unveiled by PM Narendra Modi on October 31, 2018.

09 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

#StatueOfUnity: Patel's statue, world's tallest, to be inaugurated next month

PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate a statue of Sardar Patel, described by Gujarat's government as the world's tallest, on the birth anniversary of India's first Home Minister on October 31, CM Vijay Rupani said.

04 Jun 2018


Vadodara airport seeks nod from AAI to operate facility round-the-clock

The Vadodara airport authorities have sought permission from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for operating the facility round-the-clock at the city's airport situated in Harni.

20 Feb 2018


Nitin Patel presents Gujarat Budget; Opposition walks out

Gujarat deputy CM Nitin Patel presented his government's first budget today. Notably, BJP wrested power in Gujarat after a high-intensity fight with the Congress in December'17.

07 Feb 2018


Modi to Opposition in LS: Stop drama in Parliament

The Motion of Thanks to the President's address has been witnessing immense drama.

27 Nov 2017

Narendra Modi

Modi: Congress dislikes me because of my poor origins

PM Narendra Modi began the next leg of his Gujarat campaign by taunting Congress Yuva Desh's "chai-wala" meme.

31 Oct 2017


Modi flags off "Run for Unity" on Patel's birth anniversary

PM Narendra Modi flagged off the "Run for Unity" at Delhi's Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's 142nd birth anniversary.

26 Sep 2017


Rahul Gandhi invokes Sardar Patel's contribution to woo Patels

Congress VP Rahul Gandhi began his Gujarat campaign with a three-day road trip through Saurashtra.

19 Sep 2017

Narendra Modi

Vallabhbhai Patel's statue one of the fastest structures ever built

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's 'Statue of Unity' in Gujarat is one of the fastest structures to be constructed.

17 Sep 2017


World Bank refused, temples gave money for Sardar Sarovar Dam

Dedicating the 2nd biggest dam in the world to the people of India, Modi said that the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada faced many hurdles.

17 Sep 2017


PM Modi dedicates Narmada dam to the nation

On his 67th birthday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated the Sardar Sarovar dam built on the Narmada to the nation.

09 Dec 2016


India to have world's biggest cricket stadium

India will soon be a home to the biggest cricket stadium in the world - The Motera Stadium.

08 Nov 2016

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Kanu Gandhi passes away

Mahatma Gandhi's grandson- Kanu Ramdas Gandhi passed away at the age of 87.