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Maha CM lauds Praful Patel's contribution to aviation sector

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today recognised contribution of senior leader and former Union minister for the face-lift of the aviation sector in the country.

"The changed face of the country's aviation sector is pushed by and people are thankful to him," Fadnavis said after the launch of Patel's photo-biography.


Patel, a member, is a former Civil Aviation Minister.

president Uddhav Thackeray, megastar and Industries chief Ambani also attended the function.

"There was a time when landing at any Indian airport from an international flight was enough to notice that you have arrived in The odour and looks of the airport were disappointing.

"Now, things have changed for better and world class airports that can handle millions of passengers are well managed by our companies. The decision of privatisation of airport development and management turned crucial and all are thankful to Patel," said the Chief Minister.

has achieved several things but his closeness to people is still intact and it is commendable, added Fadnavis.

Uddhav said he and Patel represent different political parties but that did not affect their friendship.

"We did represent different political parties but it never affected our friendship. His (Patel's) public life has been decent and his commitment for society is admirable," said the Sena chief.

Patel said his friend Gandhi was collecting his pictures and videos for a long time and finally he decided to come up with this book.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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