Today is the birth anniversary of Syama Prasad Mookerjee, the founder of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh and one of the main ideal of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Many Union ministers and other BJP leaders including prime minister Modi paid tribute to Syama Prasad Mookerjee on the occasion.
PM Modi tweeted “On the birth anniversary of Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee, I bow to him. He was a true patriot who played an important role in the development of India. He contributed for the unity of the country and his thoughts inspire millions.”
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday planted a sapling in Gorakhpur. He also offered floral tribute to Mookerjee on the occasion.
Paying his tribute to Mookerjee, the Yogi Adityanath said, “The BJP-led government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has fulfilled the dreams of Mookerjee, who was a freedom fighter and a nationalist. He had protested the Congress decision to introduce Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, which led to a rise in terrorism.”
“He wanted an end of the permit system in Kashmir, for which he sacrificed his life. His dream came true after Article 370 was abrogated last year from its earlier form. Every person is proud of the government’s decision,” he added.
BJP has organised a public meeting today through video conferencing. BJP president JP Nadda will address a public meeting in the party headquarters. Syama Prasad Mookerjee was born on 6 July 1901 in a Bengali Brahmin family to legendary educationist Ashutosh Mookerjee. After his primary education in Bengal, he went to England to study further and studied barrister. Returning to India, he became involved in political activities.
Became a part of the INC around 1930 and as a part of the political movement before independence. But soon after, he became disenchanted with the Congress and became part of the Hindu Mahasabha around 1940. The country’s first PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru made Syama Prasad Mookerjee a minister in his cabinet.