Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi also laid flowers at a portrait of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Earlier, PM Modi had criticised previous governments for ignoring the legacy of Sardar Patel. Modi said, “There have been attempts to run down Patel, to ensure
that the contribution of Patel is forgotten. But Sardar is Sardar, whether any government or any party recognises his contribution or not but the nation and the youth will not forget him.” (Source: Express Photo- Anil Sharma)