BJP will celebrate 120th birth anniversary of its leader Syama Prasad Mookerjee tomorrow. Many programs will also be organized on this occasion in BJP ruled states. Recently, 23 June was the death anniversary of Shyama Prasad Mookerjee. On this day BJP President JP Nadda started the campaign to plant 5 lakh trees in the capital. In fact, it was Syama Prasad Mookerjee who founded the Jana Sangh. Today’s BJP is a new form of the old Jana Sangh party.
>bull; Shyama Prasad Mookerjee was born in Calcutta on 6 July 1901 in a highly reputed family of Bengal. His father Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee was a great academic and barrister. He was called the tiger of Bengal. His mother Jogmaya Devi was also among the most intelligent women of that time.
>bull; Like his father, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee was also sent abroad to study law. At the age of 23, he passed his law degree and then did his MA in Bengali. Got another degree in English also.
>bull; At the age of 33, he became the youngest Vice Chancellor of the University of Calcutta. No one has broken this record till date. Under his leadership, Gurudev Rabindra Nath Tangor delivered his first official speech in Bengali.
>bull; In 1929, Syama Prasad Mookerjee was elected as a member of the Bengal Legislative Assembly for the first time as a Congress member, but the very next year after disagreeing with the Congress, decided to contest independent elections and won the elections. Be a part of Faizul Haque’s coalition government in Bengal.
>bull; In 1942, he resigned and was made the president of the Bengal Hindu Mahasabha. Later he became the President of All India Hindu Mahasabha. This strengthened his faith in Hindutva and it is said that the present form of Hindutva politics started from this point.
>bull; Due to many incidents, Mukherjee boycotted the Quit India Movement in the freedom movement. He believed that the cultural integrity of the country could be endangered by provoking popular sentiments through this program. However, his aim was for the protection and independence of the province and not in favor of British power. The Jana Sangh, led by Shyama Prasad Mookerjee, opposed the partition of the country.
>bull; In 1951, Shyama Prasad Mookerjee founded the Bharatiya Jana Sangh on the advice of RSS chief MS Gowalkar. The objective of this party was to unite all Hindus culturally and sow the seeds of political and nationalist sentiments.
>bull; The country’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had included Mukherjee in the interim government as the Minister of Industry and Supplies, but he resigned from the cabinet after the agreement between Nehru and Pakistan’s Prime Minister Liaquat Ali.
>bull; Shyama Prasad Mukherjee was against Article 370 in Kashmir from the very beginning. He believed that this would hurt the integrity of the country and it would hinder the unity of the country.
>bull; At that time people had to get a permit to go to Kashmir. Opposing this, Shyama Prasad reached Kashmir, where he was arrested. He died under suspicious circumstances on 23 June 1953 at the age of just 51. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who accompanied him to Kashmir, had alleged that the Congress government was assassinated under the conspiracy of Syama Prasad Mookerjee.
>bull; PM Narendra Modi has been repeatedly saying that the India he is engaged in establishing today was the dream of Shyama Prasad Mookerjee. The abolition of Article 370 from Kashmir was the most important step in this direction. While the BJP government is moving ahead on the path of Hindutva, it was the dream of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee that the country should move forward on the path of cultural integrity.
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