Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the decision to rename the port on January 11 in Kolkata.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday announced that the Cabinet has approved the decision to rename the Kolkata port to Kolkata Syama Prasad Mookerjee port. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the decision on January 11 in Kolkata.
Syama Prasad Mookerjee founded Bharatiya Jana Sangh that later became the BJP. He was independent India’s first Minister of Industry and Supply
Syama Prasad Mookerjee was known to be a harsh critic of the Congress party in independent India. He was against Article 370 and had expressed his displeasure at special status for Jammu and Kashmir.