PTI | 27 May 2016
Ahmedabad : Impressed by the development of Sabarmati Riverfront here, BJP patriarch L K Advani today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid "true tributes" to the "saint of Sabarmati" Mahatma Gandhi through this project.
Hailing Modi and Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel for doing a "great" job by giving a new lease of life to the river, associated with the Mahatma, Advani said, "The lyrics of the prayer song 'Sabarmati ke sant tuney kar diya kamaal' should be changed to 'Sabarmati ke Narendrabhai aur Anandiben tuney kar diya kamaal' (Narendrabhai and Anandiben of Sabarmati you both have done wonders)".
The BJP veteran was addressing BJP workers and leaders at one of the grounds on the Riverfront to mark the second anniversary of the governments of Modi and Patel.
He appealed to the party cadres to invite people from across the country to have a look at the grand Riverfront project.
In the past, I came here and visited the Sabarmati Ashram. At that time, I heard the prayer song 'Sabarmati ke sant tuney kar diya kamaal', which is dedicated to Gandhiji.
But the Sabarmati river was in bad shape at that time. It looked like a drain," Advani said.
He said the Riverfront project has changed the look of the river completely.
I am really happy to see this development. This is a matter of pride for all of us. I wish that all the rivers in India be developed like Sabarmati river. I want party workers to invite people from other parts of state so that they can see what we have achieved here. Modi has paid true tributes to the 'Saint of Sabarmati'(Gandhiji) through this project," added Advani.