Dr Mukherjee sacrificed his life for country’s integrity and unity: Kavinder

Former Dy CM Kavinder Gupta alongwith other BJP leaders at Sanjay Nagar on Monday.

JAMMU: Former Deputy Chief Minister and senior BJP leader, Kavinder Gupta alongwith former MLC Ch Vikram Randhawa, BJP District president Vinay Gupta, Chairman Health & Sanitation Committee Baldev Billowria and other senior leaders toured Sanjay Nagar in Gandhi Nagar Constituency.
The leaders after paying tributes to soldiers martyred in Ladakh, visited various localities to take stock of the development activities and problems (if any) faced by the people.
After paying tributes to the martyred soldiers while addressing the gathering Gupta informed about the ‘virtual rally in connection with the Balidan Diwas of Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee which shall be addressed by Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in presence of MoS PMO Dr Jitendra Singh.
Gupta directed every team member upto booth level to manage in such a way that every member of the society is connected to witness and watch the speeches of senior leaders. Gupta said Dr Mukherji was one such leader of our country, who surrendered his whole life for the nation. He was highly intellectual. So, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru had included him in his Cabinet with full honours. His commitment for the nation was exceptional, said Gupta. “So, when he felt that the Congress is not taking the country in the right direction then he formed the Bharatiya Jan Sangh based on Indian values and principles. He sacrificed his life for the integrity and unity of the country,” Kavinder added.
Gupta said that Dr Mukherjee adopted causes to protect Hindus against what he believed to be the communal propaganda and the divisive agenda of the Muslim League and congress. Mukherjee, who was known to be a harsh critic of the Congress party in independent India, was against Article 370 and had expressed his displeasure at special status for J&K. Mukherjee questioned why Jammu and Kashmir was kept out of the President’s jurisdiction and why the Congress agreed to a need for special permit to enter J&K, said Gupta. Mukherji also questioned why J&K has a ‘Sadar-e-Riyasat’ instead of Governors and a Prime Minister instead of Chief Ministers like other states.
After J&K’s merger into Indian Union was passed, no one could not enter Jammu and Kashmir without an official permit. In order to protest and build national awareness for J&K’s complete integration, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, alongwith Atal Bihari Vajpayee, travelled across the country and entered J&K on 11th May, 1953, without any permit. Mukherjee was arrested there by the J&K Police and later died in the custody on 23 June, 1953. Mukherjee’s move ended the permit system for entry into J&K.
Others who accompanied Kavinder during his tour were Ankush Gupta, Narinder Koki, Sat Pal Choudhary, Sahil Mahajan, Mandal and booth level workers.