Gandhinagar, Jul 6 UNI | 19 days ago

Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today paid tribute to Shyama Prasad Mookerjee on his 114th birthday.


Ms Patel offered flowers in front of Dr Mookerjee's oil painting at the Vidhan Sabha premises here.

Besides the Chief Minister, Speaker Vajubhai Vala, Minister of State for Legal Affairs Pradipsinh Jadeja, Vidhan Sabha whip Pankaj Desai and Vidhan Sabha Deputy Speaker Nabgubhai Patel also offered tribute to Dr Mookerjee.

MLAs from Gandhinagar Shambhuji Thakor and Ashok Patel, Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation corporators, Vidhan Sabha Secretary D M Patel and other staff also paid tribute to Dr Mookerjee.

Dr Mookerjee (July 6, 1901 "June 23, 1953) founded the Bharatiya Jana Sangh party in 1951.

(Posted on 06-07-2014)