PM Modi fulfilled Mookerjee’s dream by revoking J&K’s special status: Dhami


Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Tuesday said by abrogating Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has fulfilled the dream of Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee.

Mookerjee led a campaign against Article 370, which gave special powers to Jammu and Kashmir, and died under detention in the erstwhile state in 1953.

The Jana Sangh was the progenitor of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which was founded in 1980.

Paying tributes to Mookerjee on his birth anniversary by garlanding his statue at a park named after him here, Dhami described him as an academician and thinker who wanted total integration of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of India and advocated the abrogation of Article 370.

“By abrogating Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has fulfilled Dr Mookerjee’s dream,” Dhami said in the presence of state BJP president Madan Kaushik, Cabinet Minister Ganesh Joshi and Dehradun Mayor Sunil Uniyal Gama.

Earlier, the chief minister also garlanded a picture of Mookerjee at the Bijapur Safe House.


The Dispatch is present across a number of social media platforms. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for exciting videos; join us on Facebook, Intagram and Twitter for quick updates and discussions. We are also available on the Telegram. Follow us on Pinterest for thousands of pictures and graphics. We care to respond to text messages on WhatsApp at 8082480136 [No calls accepted]. To contribute an article or pitch a story idea, write to us at [email protected] |Click to know more about The Dispatch, our standards and policies   

About the author

Avatar photo

The Dispatch Staff

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment