Modi pays floral tribute to Sardar Patel

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday paid floral tributes at the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary.

Modi, who was dressed in a white kurta pyjama with a red coloured shawl draped on his left shoulder, was accompanied by Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu, Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung and others.
The leaders offered rose petals in front of a huge portrait of Sardar Patel at Patel Chowk near Parliament House here.
A ‘Run for Unity’ and pledge taking will mark India’s first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary Oct 31, being observed as ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’.