BJP State General Secretary Harinder Gupta lauded the Centre Government’s historic move on issuance of commemorative Postal Stamp on the name of country’s third Chief Justice and former Prime Minister of J&K, late Mehar Chand Mahajan.
Pertinent to mention here that MoS for Communications, Manoj Sinha in presence of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and MoS PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh released the Stamp while paying glowing tributes to Justice Mahajan for his enormous contribution to the Nation.
Harinder Gupta said that the versatile personality of Justice Mahajan not just remained confine to legal circles but also made vital services to the Nation. Gupta said that Justice Mahajan as the PM of J&K was instrumental in accession of state with Union of India while working closely with then Deputy PM Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. He played a crucial role when entire Gurdaspur was awarded to Pakistan and as a result there could have been no rail and road link between India and J&K and Pakistan could have easily grabbed entire J&K, which would have proved calamitous for lakhs of Non-Muslim residents of state. Mahajan pressed Mountbatten to give part of Gurdaspur to India. His role in complete accession of J&K along with Guru Golwalkar of RSS with Maharaja Hari Singh to join the India Union saved the state. Mahajan also served as director of Punjab National Bank and President of Akhil Bharatiya Mahajan Shiromani Sabha as well as his contributed in Arya Samaj movement in modern India, he added.
Gupta appreciated the concern of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for all those who have serviced the Nation and the Society without any prejudice and self interest. While stressing on the role of State Unit of BJP for this achievement, he forcefully lauded the great contributory and endless endeavour of Union MoS Dr. Jitendra Singh for the feast and thanked him for raising the concern time and again, so that every hero of the soil gets duly recognized at every platform. He also his effort for raising his voice to reclaim land of J&K under illegal occupation of Pakistan, saying that it will be the true tribute to great soul Justice Mahajan. Gupta said that the keen interest of Dr. Jitendra Singh for the welfare of the common masses has resulted in the upcoming of landmark projects particularly in the state of Jammu & Kashmir and remarked that his presence in the prestigious office of PM has benefitted the people of J&K in multifaceted ways bringing laurels to the state.