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‘Sardar Modi’ country’s greatest leader: Parkash Singh Badal

Written by Express News Service | Gandhinagar | Posted: September 10, 2013 4:48 am

Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal,chief patron of the Shiromani Akali Dal which is the biggest supporter of the National Democratic Alliance,on Monday called his Gujarat counterpart and chairman of BJP’s election campaign committee Narendra Modi as “the greatest leader” of the country. Badal also asked Modi not to limit himself to Gujarat alone.

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In the beginning of his address at the inaugural session of the “Vibrant Gujarat Global Agriculture Summit 2013” here,Badal said,“I thank the greatest leader of the country and Chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi for organising a first-of-its-kind summit to address the problems of country’s farmers. Gujarat is the state which gave birth to Mahatma Gandhi,which gave us Sardar Patel and now it has given ‘Sardar’ Modi to our nation,” he said.

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Badal told Modi: “Don’t limit yourself to Gujarat only. We love you very much.” Badal also urged Modi to organise the next agriculture summit in Delhi. He said that taking a cue from Modi,he would be organising a similar agriculture summit sometime in February 2014 in Punjab.

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