Truth vs Hype: Sardar Patel - A contested legacy

PUBLISHED ON: November 2, 2013 | Duration: 21 min, 41 sec

   
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Narendra Modi's plans to construct a massive statue of Sardar Patel in Gujarat is the latest attempt by the BJP to appropriate the mantle of one of the giants of the independence movement. This has triggered considerable panic in the Congress, which is making a late attempt to reclaim the Patel legacy. With ground reports from Bharuch, Ahmedabad and New Delhi, we report on how India's Iron man was far too complex a figure to allow for easy appropriation either by Hindutvavaadis or by the Congress of today.
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