PM Narendra Modi yesterday (Sunday) named Kolkata Port Trust after Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee. He is the founder of Bharatiya Jan Sangh, the predecessor of ruling BJP.
PM Modi said, “Dr Mookerjee is a living legend who was a leader for development and fought on the forefront for the idea of One Nation, One Constitution”. Beginning his address at the Netaji Indoor stadium, PM Modi greeted the gathering in Bengali.
Referring to Kolkata Port,
he said it is a privilege to be part of the celebrations of this historic
infrastructure. The Prime Minister said Dr Mookerjee had set the tone for
industrialization in India, the Chittaranjan Locomotive Factory, Hindustan
Aircraft Factory, Damodar Valley Corporation and several other projects saw
active participation from him.