Sealdah station was renamed. Shyamaprasad Mukherjee should be named, protests have been seen around this demand in Sealdah premises. For a long time, several organizations in the state have been active in this area. On Wednesday morning, the Sealdah junction during office hours was full of protests against that demand.
The protesters started arguing with the police when they tried to gather at three places in Sealdah Square around 11 am on Wednesday. The protesters then sat in a dharna outside Sealdah station. “People of West Bengal have been demanding this since independence,” Inderjit Banerjee, a protester, told the media. Despite repeatedly informing the state and central government, they are indifferent to the demands of our Bengalis. ”
Dr. Subrata Mukherjee, president of the Shyamaprasad Mukherjee Study Circle, was present at the protest. He said, “Shyamaprasad Mukherjee, the father of West Bengal, has been kept in the public eye by his contribution to the state conspiracy. His reluctance to change the name of Sealdah station is a sign of that. ”Police and RPF The officers spoke to them at length and assured them to inform the station authorities about the matter verbally and they took up the position.
The dharnamancha depicts the escape of oppressed Bengalis from Bangladesh to India by train and shelter in a tent in front of Sealdah station and Shyamaprasad Mukherjee’s selfless efforts to help them. Prasad Mukherjee (6 July 1901 – 23 June 1953) was an Indian politician, barrister and academician, who served as the Minister for Industry and Supply in Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru‘s cabinet. After falling out with Nehru protesting against the Nehru-Liaquat Pact, Mukherjee resigned from Nehru’s cabinet With the help of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, he founded the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the predecessor to the Bharatiya Janata Party, in 1951.
Mukherjee started his political career in 1929, when he entered the Bengal Legislative Council as an Indian National Congress (INC) candidate representing Calcutta University. However, he resigned the next year when the INC decided to boycott the legislature. Subsequently, he contested the election as an independent candidate and was elected in the same year. In 1937, he was elected as an independent candidate in the elections which brought the Krishak Praja Party–All India Muslim League coalition to power.
He served as the Finance Minister of Bengal Province in 1941–42 under A.K. Fazlul Haq‘s Progressive Coalition government which was formed on 12 December 1941 after the resignations of the Congress government. During his tenure, his statements against the government were censored and his movements were restricted. He was also prevented from visiting the Midnapore district in 1942 when severe floods caused a heavy loss of life and property. He resigned on 20 November 1942 accusing the British government of trying to hold on to India at any cost and criticized its repressive policies against the Quit India Movement.[b] After resigning, he mobilized to support and organized relief with the help of Mahabodhi Society, Ramakrishna Mission, and Marwari Relief Society. In 1946, he was again elected as an independent candidate from the Calcutta University. He was elected as a member of the Constituent Assembly of India in the same year.