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Shyama Prasad Mukherjee was an Indian politician, barrister and academic. He is the founder of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh. The Bharatiya Jana Sangh was a right-wing nationalist political party which is widely considered to be the predecessor of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was also India's first Minster for Industry and Supply.

was an Indian politician, barrister and academic, who served as Minister for Industry and Supply in Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's cabinet. After having a disagreement with Nehru,[1] Mukherjee quit the Indian National Congress and founded the right-wing nationalist political party Bharatiya Jana Sangh.(6 July 1901 – 23 June 1953)

He was also the president of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha from 1943 to 1946. Mukherjee was strongly against Article 370, an article in the Indian constitution which allowed the state of Jammu and Kashmir to be governed by itself.[2] seeing as a threat to the unity of the country and fought against it inside and outside the parliament with one of the goals of Bharatiya Jana Sangh being the removal of the article. He died in 1953 of a heart attack under mysterious conditions. Since BJP succeeded the Bhartiya Jana Sangh, Mukherjee is regarded as the founder of the BJP too.[3]

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  1. Kingshuk Nag (18 November 2015). Netaji: Living Dangerously. AuthorsUpFront, Paranjoy. pp. 53–. ISBN 978-93-84439-70-5.
  2. Article 370: 10 facts that you need to know: Highlights, News – India Today,
  3. "History". Retrieved 15 July 2018.

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