Srinagar: BJP chief Amit Shah has said Bharatiya Jan Sangh (BJS) founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee will be remembered for “three major achievements” — ensuring that West Bengal remains in India, “integrating Jammu and Kashmir with India’’ and forming the BJS.
“A Bill was brought in the West Bengal Assembly in 1940. It was a proposal for Islamisation of education. The Bengal Assembly did not pass it only because of his (Mookerjee)’s farsightedness,” The Indian Express quoted Shah as saying.
“How many here are aware that West Bengal is in India because of Mookerjee?” he said. “If Jammu and Kashmir is our part today, the maximum contribution is of Mookerjee’s.’’ He added that Mookerjee’s “sacrifice ensured that we Indians do not need a permit to visit Kashmir”.