Mumbai/ Gandhinagar/ Bhopal/ Lucknow, Oct 31 (ANI): After Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off 'Run for Unity' march at Rajpath paying rich tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 140th birth anniversary, different states too followed the suit. In Madhya Pradesh, Home Minister Babulal Gaur flagged off the 'Run for Unity' event in Bhopal and appealed for unity in the nation. State Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also paid tributes to Patel. In Maharashtra, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister for Shipping and Road Transport, Nitin Gadkari paid floral tributes to Patel's statue. In Gujarat too, Chief Minister Anandiben Patel paid tribute to the 'Iron man' Sardar Patel. Meanwhile, people also took part in the 'Run for unity' event organized in Lucknow. People in large numbers participated in the event to remember late Sardar Patel.