Vajpayee broke the ice in Kashmir by addressing a rally in Kashmir — for decades no prime minister had done that — when he on 18 April, 2003 addressed a huge gathering in Srinagar’s SK Stadium.
West Bengal Ministers Firhad Hakim and Sovandeb Chattopadhyay claimed there was "no politics" in paying respect to "a great son of Bengal and India".
Name plate engraved with Syama Prasad Mukherjee's name defaced in Kolkata; Ambedkar statue vandalised in Uttar Pradesh
In a fresh incident of statue vandalism, black ink was smeared on a name plate engraved with Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mukherjee's name at Presidency University campus in Kolkata on Monday
Statue vandalism leads to war of ideologies; BJP leaders call for 'swift, stern' action, Opposition cries foul
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday strongly disapproved incidents of vandalism of statues that have been reported in various parts of the country