Anand Sharma declines Modi’s invite to unveil Sardar Patel statue


anand-sharmaNew Delhi: Commerce Minister Anand Sharma has declined Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi’s invitation for unveiling of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel statue on October 31. In a strong two-page letter to Modi, Anand Sharma has accused Modi of using Sardar Patel’s legacy for political gains.

The initiators of such a grand project must be guided by sincere motives and subscribe to noble values of Sardar. It is important that his memory must not be coloured by partisan political agenda. Misusing the name of Sardar for political propoganda as you chose to do at Patna rally with a deliberate untruth was a disrespect to his memory,” Anand Sharma wrote in his letter to Modi.