Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

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Narendra Modi's Magic History Paintbrush

Narendra Modi was elected to lead a nation beleaguered by poverty and corruption to new realms of prosperity and progress, not deliver speeches on Sardar Patel's legacy (something Modi seems desperate to call his own), propagate linguistic chauvinism by replacing German with Sanskrit in government schools, or worsen India's communal equilibrium.