BJP veteran LK Advani praises PM Modi in Ahmedabad

PTI | 28 May 2016

"Modi paid true tributes to Gandhi through riverfront project," Advani said.

Impressed by the development of Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad, BJP patriarch L K Advani on Friday 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.