KATIHAR: Hailing Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel for keeping the country intact and united, BJP chief Amit Shah today paid tributes to him in Katihar where he has been camping for the ongoing Bihar Assembly elections.
Joined by Union Ministers and a number of other party leaders, Shah garlanded Patel's bust and said a commitment to take India to the top position in the world by taking inspiration from Patel would be true homage to him on his birth anniversary, according to a statement from BJP.
"Our country was divided into hundreds of smaller provinces and had Sardar sahab been not there it would not be able to come out of this crisis. It is due to him that India remains united and integrated," he said.
Katihar is in the Simanchal region that will go to poll in the last phase on November 5.