On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his tribute to Syama Prasad Mookerjee , who had founded the Bharatiya Janata Sangh in 1951, on his birth anniversary.
Prime Minister Modi said in a tweet, “ I bow to Dr.Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his jayanti. His lofty ideals motivate millions across our nation. Dr. Mookerjee devoted his life to India’s unity and progress. He also distinguished himself as a remarkable scholar and intellectual. The Jana Sangh was the progenitor of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) , he led a campaign against Article 370, which gave special powers to Jammu and Kashmir, and died under detention in the erstwhile state in 1953.
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