“Remembering Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his Balidan Divas. A devout patriot and proud nationalist, Dr Mukherjee devoted his life for India’s unity and integrity,” Mr Modi tweeted.
Prime Minister also wrote that the Late Mookerjee’s “passion for a strong and united India continues to inspire us and gives us strength to serve 130 crore Indians”.
Union Home Minister and BJP chief Amit Shah also paid tributes to the Late Mookerjee. Both Mr Shah and party’s newly appointed Working President J P Nadda paid floral tributes to “great patriot” Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder at the party headquarters here.
In his Twitter missive, Mr Shah recalled Mookerjee’s contribution in ensuring One Nation, One Constitution norms in Jammu and Kashmir. “If today we have a permit-less system in Jammu and Kashmir, it is because of Syama Prasad Mookerjee” he tweeted in Hindi.
In his missive in the micro blogging site, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, also a former BJP chief, wrote: “My humble tributes to the Jana Sangha founder, Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his punyatithi. His immense contribution to our country will always be remembered.”
Earlier in the day, Mr Nadda paid floral tributes to the legendary leader at Shahidi Park, near Firozshah Kotla Stadium here. “I pay tributes to Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder, educationist and a great patriot. His contribution for country’s unity and integrity is unique,” Mr Nadda tweeted in Hindi.