New Delhi, Jun 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid wealthy tributes to Syama Prasad Mookerjee, the founder president of the BJP’s forerunner Jana Sangh, on his dying anniversary, saying each Indian is indebted to him for his “unparalleled efforts” in the direction of furthering the nation’s unity.
A strident critic of Article 370, which granted particular standing to Jammu and Kashmir, Mookerjee had died below detention in Kashmir in 1953 after being arrested for coming into the area with out the required allow, a authorized necessity then challenged by him.
The Modi authorities had nullified the particular constitutional provision for the then state, now a Union territory, in 2019, fulfilling one of many BJP’s foundational guarantees tracing again to Mookerjee’s legacy. In a tweet Modi stated, “Remembering Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his Punya Tithi.
Each Indian is indebted to him for his unparalleled efforts in the direction of furthering India’s unity. He labored laborious for India’s progress and dreamt of a robust and affluent nation. We’re dedicated to fulfilling his desires.”