Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have paid tribute to the nationalist leader Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee, statesman and founder of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, on his birth anniversary today.
In a series of tweets, M Venkaiah Naidu said, he was an accomplished barrister, philosopher and educationist of great repute. Vice President said, Syama Prasad Mookerjee was a great patriot who fought relentlessly to preserve national unity and total integration of Jammu and Kashmir into India. His love for motherland will always remain an inspiration for every Indian, Shri Naidu added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, Syama Prasad Mookerjee made exemplary contributions towards India’s development. He said, Syama Prasad Mookerjee made courageous efforts to further India’s unity. The Prime Minister said, his thoughts and ideals give strength to millions across the nation.
Home Minister Amit Shah also paid tributes to Dr Shyama Prasad Mookerjee on his birth anniversary. In a tweet, Amit Shah said, he was a visionary leader, who stressed on permanent solutions to India's problems and fought for them throughout his life. He said, Dr. Mookherjee also did very innovative work to improve education and the industrial sector. He was also very supportive of the quality of education and research work. He said, his dedication and sacrifice to keep Kashmir an integral part of India and for the unity and integrity of the country will always inspire the countrymen.