BJP’s Run for Unity on Sar­dar Pa­tel an­niv to­day

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speed, and will be com­pleted at the ear­li­est,” Jain said.

Re­ports said last week that about 70% work on the 182-me­tre Statue, which will be the world’s tallest statue on com­ple­tion, has al­ready been fin­ished. The Rs3,000crore statue is be­ing built as a Me­mo­rial to Sar­dar Pa­tel.

Jain also said that the BJP has or­gan­ised Run for Unity events at sev­eral places in the state to mark the an­niver­sary of Sar­dar Val­lab­hb­hai Pa­tel. Jain him­self will re­main present at the Run in Ahmed­abad.

BJP spokesper­son Jay­narayan Vyas said that Run for Unity would be held at 18 places across the state on Tues­day.

If one makes their way through Shimla’s sun­stained Mall Road at this time of the year and talk about how cold the tem­per­a­ture is, there is a strong like­li­hood that a lo­cal res­i­dent will tell you that it should have been snow­ing by now. Small talk aside, this change in the weather has had grave con­se­quences in the agrar­ian econ­omy of the hill state, with losses mount­ing to around Rs 2,000 crore.

Ac­cord­ing to data with the state depart­ment of hor­ti­cul­ture, an in­crease in the tem­per­a­ture be­tween April 4 and 5 this year was the rea­son be­hind the loss of over a

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