Mumbai: In a series of tweets today to mark the 145th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the first Home Minister of India, actress Kangana Ranaut claimed Patel had sacrificed the chance to become Prime Minister.
She posted, “He (Sardar Patel) sacrificed his most deserving and elected position as the first prime minister of India just to please Gandhi because he felt Nehru spoke better English, #SardarVallabhbhaiPatel did not suffer but Nation suffered for decades, we must shamelessly snatch what is rightfully ours.”
She added: “He (Patel) is the real Iron Man of India, I do believe Gandhi ji wanted a weaker mind like Nehru that he could control and run the nation by keeping him in the forefront, that was a good plan but what happened after Gandhi got killed was a big disaster.”
Kangana also said, “Wishing India’s Iron man #SardarVallabhbhaiPatel a happy anniversary, you are the man who gave us today’s akhand Bharat but you took your great leadership and vision away from us by sacrificing your position as a Prime Minister. We deeply regret your decision.”