When the GoI decided to rename Calcutta Port Trust after Shyama Prasad Mookerjee, there was outrage & uproar in Bengal. Not just because of Bengal's inherent anathema to RW ideology. There's more than that. We need to look back.
SP MOOKERJEE is more of a 20th century Jaichand. He was an opportunist, known for his obeisance to the Empire. So much so, that he rusticated 2 student leaders of Calcutta University for their refusal to salute the Union Jack. Read the linked article.
His stated ideology of Hindu Nationalism didn't prevent him from sharing power in the Provincial Govt of Bengal, with Sohrawardi, the pioneer of Pakistan Movement. Mookerjee pushed more for the partition of Bengal than some of the leaders of the League.
Read the linked article. And you'll be able to notice a pattern. Share power with your enemy. Keep the embers of hatred burning. Derive political currency out of it.
Aren't we seeing the same thing being played out today by his successors?

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1. Which political entity put the maximum pressure on Indira Gandhi to initiate something like OPERATION BLUESTAR?
2. Who sat on dharna to pressurise the GoI to take action against the Akalis?
3. Who were the 2 stalwarts who spearheaded this Dharna?
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Trying to hide their own role in '84.
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