Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee envisioned united India: CM Yogi

Lucknow: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Sunday, said that on June 23, 1953, Dr Syama Prasad Mukherjee made the ultimate sacrifice for the cause of a united India, advocating for one nation, one leader, and one law.

Paying floral tribute to Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, the Founder President of Bharatiya Jana Sangh on his death anniversary at the Civil Hospital premises, Hazratganj, the Chief Minister said, “Following the country’s independence in 1947 and the implementation of the constitution in 1950, the Congress-led government attempted to undermine national integrity by introducing Article 370. In response, Dr Mukherjee, who was then serving as the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, resigned from his post and launched a massive movement to abolish Article 370 in Kashmir, for the prestige of the country.”

CM Yogi said that Dr Mukherjee, along with thousands of workers of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, launched a campaign for the Kashmir Satyagraha and sacrificed his life. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the NDA government of the BJP has honoured the sentiments of one nation, one leader, and one law by abrogating Article 370 in Kashmir. This is a true tribute to those who sacrificed their lives for Kashmir, the country’s integrity, and border security.

On this occasion, Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak, former Deputy Chief Minister and Rajya Sabha MP Dinesh Sharma, Cabinet Minister Swatantra Dev Singh, Mayor Sushma Kharkwal, MLA Yogesh Shukla, Legislative Council Member Dr Mahendra Singh, Ramchandra Pradhan, Lalji Nirmal, Eng. Avnish Singh, Mukesh Sharma etc. were present.

Paying tribute to Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee on his official ‘X’ social media account, the CM wrote, “A humble tribute to the great patriot, founder president of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, esteemed academician, and guide to nationalists, Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee on his death anniversary! His entire life and sacrifice, dedicated to the unity and integrity of India, serve as a great inspiration to all countrymen.”

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