15 (ANI): A statue of Jana Sangh
founder Syama Prasad Mukherjee was found damaged in Assam's Kokrajhar district.
IANS New Delhi The attacks on statues snowballed into a major political storm on Wednesday when busts of Dalit icon BR Ambedkar in Meerut and Jana Sangh
founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee in Kolkata were damaged, forcing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah to speak tough against vandalism and warning the guilty of stern action.
In Kolkata, members of ultra-Left student outfit "Radical" vandalised and defaced a statue of Jana Sangh
founder and ideologue Syama Prasad Mookerjee at the Keoratola crematorium, police said.
I was in Pune meeting a friend for a story on Jana sangh
leader Savarkar that I was doing for The Week, (magazine) when he asked me to meet his friend Nupur Biyani.
He shamelessly admitted that he voluntarily participated in the Satyagraha Movement propagated by Jana Sangh
to show his strong support to Mukti Bahini created by the RAW.
The role of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee-- founder of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh
that was the political wing of the RSS before the BJP-- is also expected to be recalled in the book.
Akali Dal, Jana Sangh
, CPI, CPI-M, and Republican Party.
He is often described as a 'loose cannon' but he perhaps endeared himself to the Jana Sangh
(precursor of the BJP) in late 1960s and early 1970s because he took on the then powerful figure of Indira Gandhi and the Nehru-Gandhi family in general.
He also openly admitted that he had gone to Delhi in 1971 to participate in the Satyagraha Movement launched by Jana Sangh
as a volunteer to garner support for the Mukti Bahini soldiers.
Modi very bluntly admitted that he was one of the young volunteers who came to Delhi in 1971 to participate in the Satyagraha Movement launched by Jana Sangh
as a volunteer to garner support for the Mukti Bahini members.
When the party became marginalized after the involvement of its members in Gandhi's murder, Syama Prasad Mookerjee, also a Hindu Mahasabha stalwart, left the party and launched the Bharatiya Jana Sangh
, the source of the BJP's ideology.
In 1980, Vajpayee restarted the Jana Sangh
as Bharatiya Janata Party, when the Janata Party government collapsed.