New Delhi, June 23: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday paid tributes to Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s death anniversary, which the party observes as the day of sacrifice. Shah claimed that people from other states can travel to Jammu and Kashmir without permit, and West Bengal became part of India because of the Hindutva leader’s sacrifices.
Shah, who visited the Bharatiya Janata Party’s headquarters in New Delhi to pay tributes to Mookerjee, claimed that the Jana Sangh leader’s agitation for Jammu and Kashmir’s complete integration with the country was independent India’s first nationalist movement, PTI reported.
PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI ALSO TWEETED, PRAISING MOOKERJEE’S CONTRIBUTIONS TO NATION BUILDING. “A DEVOUT PATRIOT AND PROUD NATIONALIST, DR MOOKERJEE DEVOTED HIS LIFE FOR INDIA’S UNITY AND INTEGRITY,” HE SAID. “HIS PASSION FOR A STRONG AND UNITED INDIA CONTINUES TO INSPIRE US AND GIVES US STRENGTH TO SERVE 130 CRORE INDIANS.”