RANCHI: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday hailed Shyama Prasad Mukherjee’s vision, which according to him gave the BJP an absolute majority.
When Shyama Prasad Mukherjee floated the Bharatiya Jan Sangh, nobody had imagined that a day will come when the Bharatiya Janata Party will become the only non-Congress government with absolute majority, Mr Singh said.
Now the party workers can say if any non-Congress party got majority in Parliament, it is the BJP and it is moving forward on Mr Mukherjee’s principles and ideology speedily, he said.
Mr Singh recalled how Mr Mukherjee was in the Jawaharlal Nehru cabinet and did not like the continuation of the British system and set up Bharatiya Jan Sangh so that “Bharatiya tatva (Indianness)” remained.
He also recalled Mr Mukherjee’s defining role in the movement that made Jammu and Kashmir an inseparable part of the country.
Mr Singh said to serve and lead the people, some qualities were required; to create history, divine blessings were required; and Mr Mukherjee had them and he gave a new direction to Indian history.