Tripura Chief Minister Biplab
Kumar Deb Wednesday paid tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai
Patel on his 143rd birth anniversary by saying that he unified
the country without any battle.
Deb also took part in the 'Run for Unity' held on the
occasion of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) which is
observed every year on the day.
all his might and ensured our unity. The most important thing
is that he did this without any battle, not even an exchange
of barb with anyone. I remember him and congratulate Prime
Minister for observing his birth day as Rashtriya Ekta Divas
on behalf of people of Tripura," Deb said.
Patel, the first Home Minister of Independent India,
is credited with merging 550 princely states into the Union of
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