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Every Indian indebted to Syama Prasad Mookerjee for his effort on national integrity: Amit Shah

July 6, 2024 12:32 PM IST

Union Home Minister Amit Shah paid tribute to Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his birth anniversary on Saturday. The minister said every Indian is indebted to Mookerjee for “his unique efforts for the integrity of the country.”

“I remember and pay my tribute to the eminent nationalist thinker Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee on his birth anniversary. Whenever there is talk of fighting for the unity and integrity of the country, Dr. Mukherjee will definitely be remembered,” Shah said in a post on X.

“Whether it is his struggle to keep Bengal a part of the country or his supreme sacrifice to keep Jammu and Kashmir an integral part of India with the resolution of ‘Ek Nishan, Ek Pradhan, Ek Vidhan,’ every Indian is indebted to him for his unique efforts for the integrity of the country. Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, who provided an ideological alternative to the country by establishing the Jan Sangh, will forever be a guide on the path of nation first.”

Meanwhile, Delhi BJP President Virendraa Sachdeva and other party leaders paid floral tribute to the Jana Sangh founder and planted a sapling at the Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Statue Park in New Delhi on Saturday.

“Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee is an idea. The message he gave to the country was that one nation cannot have ‘do nishaan,’ ‘do vidhaan,’ and ‘do pradhan.’ His resolution was fulfilled by PM Narendra Modi on August 5, 2019,” Sachdeva told ANI.

BJP MP Bansuri Swaraj told ANI that Mookerjee was a leader who sacrificed his life for the integration of India.

“Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee is a leader who sacrificed his life for the integration of our country. He dreamt of a unified India… It is our fortune that the BJP, under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, has been able to fulfill his dream.”

Syama Prasad Mookerjee was the founder of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the ideological parent organization of the BJP. He also served as the Minister for Industry and Supply in Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s cabinet.

According to the BJP’s official website, on the issue of the Delhi pact with Liaquat Ali Khan, Mookerjee resigned from the Cabinet on April 6, 1950. Later, on October 21, 1951, Mookerjee founded the Bharatiya Jana Sangh in Delhi and became its first president. Mookerjee went to visit Kashmir in 1953 and was arrested on May 11. He died under detention on June 23, 1953.

(With ANI input)

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