Shyama Prasad Mookherjee
- June 23, 2020
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
On the 66th death anniversary of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, the founder of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh has been observed.
- He was the independent India’s first Minister of Industry and Supply and founder of Bharatiya Jana Sangh.
- He became a member of the Bengal Legislative Council in 1929, and was the youngest Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calcutta from 1934 to 1938.
- Later, he became the finance minister of the Province of Bengal, and was subsequently elected the national president of the All India Hindu Mahasabha, the Mahabodhi Society and the Royal Asiatic Society.
- Mookerjee was also a member of the Constituent Assembly.
- He was against Article 370 and had expressed his displeasure at special status for J&K.
- After he left the Indian National Congress due to difference of opinion with the then-Prime Minister Dr Jawaharlal Nehru on Jammu and Kashmir issues, he co- founded Janata Party in the year 1977-1979, which later on became the Bharatiya Janata Party.