Somnath had been destroyed and built several times in the past. He felt that the story of its resurrection from ruins this time would be symbolic of the story of the resurgence of India.
He wanted to see India industrialise quickly. The imperative being to reduce dependence on external resources. Sardar was unimpressed with the slogans raised for socialism and spoke often of the need for India to create wealth before debating over what to do with it, how to share it.
The role he envisaged for the government was that of a welfare state but realised that other countries had taken up the task at more advanced stages of development. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel rejected nationalisation completely and was against controls. To him, the profit motive was a great stimulant to exertion, not a stigma. Patel was against people remaining idle. He urged labourers to participate in creating wealth before claiming a just share. Sardar championed investment-led growth.
Sardar in his early years opposed the partition of British India. However, he accepted the division of India by December Nehru was the secular and global face of Indian nationalism.
However, both worked under the same umbrella of Indian National Congress. This however made Patel less popular among minorities. However, Patel was never communal. In , Sardar was elected president of Ahmedabad municipality. Sardar felt the need for more such laboratories that could track diseases and keep a check on quality of drinking water supply and food supplies.
The third laboratory was set up within Dudheshwar waterworks compound at Shahibaugh. In April 28, , a case of 'misrepresentation of funds' worth Rs 1. Sardar successfully defended the case in ADC. But he was dragged to the Bombay High Court in Jinnah led a panel of lawyers and fought for Sardar Patel, winning the case.
Coming back home, Sardar Patel rose to eminence as one of the best barristers of Ahmedabad city. The idea of servitude, however, was not a pleasant one and his ideological clashes with the British continued to grow. He soon threw himself heart and soul into the national freedom movement. He rose to become one of the most influential leaders of the Indian National Congress and came to be regarded as a very close associate of Mahatma Gandhi. Though he remained very active in organizing mass civil disobedience protests in his home state, Gujarat, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel did not lose sight of the nation as a whole.
A famous story about Sardar Patel's strength takes place in his boyhood years. When he was young, Vallahbhai suffered from a boil. There was a man in his village who used to cure boils by touching them with hot iron. Vallabhbhai went to him to remove the boil that he had. The man heated the iron rod until it grew red but seeing how young Vallabhbhai was, he hesitated.Patel was a senior leader in the Constituent Assembly of India and was responsible in large measure for shaping India's constitution. The iron will grow cold. He had contested from Dariyapur seat then, and had won by just one vote. Patel engaged the British envoys Sir Stafford Cripps and Lord Pethick-Lawrence and obtained an assurance that the "grouping" clause would not be given practical force, Patel converted Jawaharlal Nehru , Rajendra Prasad , and Rajagopalachari to accept the plan. Patel saw Bose as wanting more power over the party.
Though he remained very active in organizing mass civil disobedience protests in his home state, Gujarat, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel did not lose sight of the nation as a whole. Patel was against people remaining idle.
Integration of these princely states became a matter of prime importance and this responsibility was handed to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. You refer in your radio broadcasts and newspapers to the government established in Burma by Japan as a puppet government? Using his hard-earned savings, he managed to get a pass and ticket to go to England.
Patel was elected Ahmedabad's municipal president in , , and The royal families were, in most cases, reluctant to join the Indian union.
But he was dragged to the Bombay High Court in Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel stitched the princely states along with British Indian territory and prevented balkanization of India.
He received an enthusiastic response from virtually every village. Even today he is remembered as the man who united India. He gave emotional speeches to members of Parliament, and the people of West Bengal, and spoke with scores of delegations of Congressmen, Hindus, Muslims, and other public interest groups, persuading them to give peace a final effort. Patel emphasised the potential hardships and the need for complete unity and non-violence in the face of provocation. Patel was against people remaining idle. Wearing European-style clothes and sporting urbane mannerisms, he became a skilled bridge player.
On August 1, , two weeks before India became independent, Nehru wrote to Patel a letter asking him to join the cabinet. Patel invoked the patriotism of India's monarchs, asking them to join in the independence of their nation and act as responsible rulers who cared about the future of their people. His toils and efforts which managed to stitch together the numerous small and often conflicting princely states into the colorful tapestry that makes up Indian society have been recognized by the Government of India and since his birth anniversary, 31 October, is commemorated as National Unity Day Rashtriya Ekta Diwas. Constitutional changes in the midst of a war?
In April 28, , a case of 'misrepresentation of funds' worth Rs 1. Along with V. Under the plan of 3 June, more than princely states were given the option of joining either India or Pakistan, or choosing independence. He had been outraged by Jinnah's Direct Action campaign, which had provoked communal violence across India, and by the viceroy's vetoes of his home department's plans to stop the violence on the grounds of constitutionality. Hurry up, brand the boil,". Patel used his position as Congress president to organise the return of confiscated land to farmers in Gujarat.
But the choice is between one division and many divisions. For Nehru, the Prime Ministership of Free India was just an extension of his role in the interim cabinet. Patel emphasised the potential hardships and the need for complete unity and non-violence in the face of provocation.
Nehru and Patel Nehru and Patel was a rare combination. The imperative being to reduce dependence on external resources. Those who watched him were shocked. There were differences in approach - but end goal for both was to find what is best for India.
Vallabhbhai went to him to remove the boil that he had. In prison, the two discussed national and social issues, read Hindu epics, and cracked jokes. Sardar championed investment-led growth. Integration of Princely States By the time Indian independence from the British Raj became imminent, there were over princely states. There were differences in approach - but end goal for both was to find what is best for India.