Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday, remembered Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syamaprasad Mokerjee’s death anniversary. He said that all Indians are indebted for his unwavering efforts to promote unity and that they are grateful to him.
PM Modi stated that Mookerjee had worked hard for India’s progress and dreamed of a strong, prosperous nation.
“Remembering Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his Punya Tithi. He is a hero to Indians for his unwavering efforts in promoting India’s unity. He worked tirelessly for India’s success and dreamed of a strong and prosperous country. In a tweet, the Prime Minister stated that we are committed to fulfilling his dreams.
Amit Shah, Union Home Minister also paid tributes Syama Prasad Mokokerjee’s death anniversary. He stated that all Indians are indebted to him for his heroic sacrifice in the struggle against Bengal and Kashmiri separatism.
Shah, in a series of tweets, paid tribute to him by saying, “Dr Shyamaprasad Mookerjee was a wonderful combination of new ideas of nation unity, cultural dedication and education. For his heroic sacrifices in the fight to defend Bengal and keep Kashmir an integral part India, every Indian is grateful.”
Shah added that his political enemies also believed he was a strong leader. He understood that it was impossible to solve the country’s problems with the policies and ideas of the government at the time. He chose the long and difficult path of struggle to renounce the power of his pleasure in the national interest.
He stated that Dr. Mookerjee believed in the strength of a nation’s native culture and its thinking.
He put forward a scientific approach to cultural nationalism and other political thinking for the country. His same ideas are helping the country move forward in every area,” he said.
Bharatiya Jana Sangh’s founder was Syama Prasad Mookerjee. He also served as the Minister of Industry and Supply in JawaharlalNehru’s cabinet.
Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJP) was established in 1951. It is the ideological parent organisation to the Bharatiya Janata Party.
According to the official website of the BJP, Mookerjee resigned as a Cabinet member on April 6, 1950, in protest at the Delhi pact. Later, on October 21, 1951 Mookerjee founded Bharatiya Jana Sangh at Delhi and was elected its first President.
Mookerjee was visiting Kashmir in 1953. He was detained on May 11. He was “detenu”, and he died on June 23, 1953.