PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his birth anniversary
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid his tribute to Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder and former parliamentarian Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his birth anniversary. "On his Jayanti, I bow to Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee. Dr Mookerjee is remembered as a fine educationist, a wonderful administrator and a stalwart who fought for India's freedom as well as unity," Modi tweeted. Modi also shared a picture of Mookerjee with Babasaheb Ambedkar, and said they were ministerial colleagues who had "futuristic vision for India's growth".
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Mookerjee was also a barrister and academician. He served as Minister for Industry and Supply in the first cabinet post-Independence.
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He founded the Bharatiya Jana Sangh in 1951 which later became the Bharatiya Janata Party in 1980.