‘No Pakistan visa for Hyderabad, thanks to Patel‘

MAHBUBNAGAR: Addressing a public rally in Mahbubnagar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi remarked that people of should be grateful to Sardar Patel. “If not for him, we would have needed a visa to visit Hyderabad,” he said in a reference to the first union home minister‘s action against the then Nizam to merge Hyderabad with the Indian union.

“All of you must visit the Sardar Patel statue in Gujarat. It is the world‘s tallest statue,” he said. The crowd responded positively. Modi said if only Sardar Patel had become the first prime minister after Independence, the condition of farmers would have been much better and added that the Centre also a plan to double farmers‘ income. Modi asked why Mahbubnagar remained a dry region and people were forced to migrate to other cities in search of livelihood. “Despite rivers that can be tapped, why are the throats of the people parched?” he asked.

He also asked if the sacrifices that the youth made during the made were to benefit just KCR‘s family. “Several youth had been shot dead by the Congress regime during the first Telangana agitation. Did the martyrs lay down their lives for the happiness of one family?” he asked.

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