New Delhi: Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday found an unexpected critic of his decision to accept RSS invite. In an open disapproval of the former President of India, Sharmistha Mukherjee, his daughter, said his visuals with the RSS cadre will be misused for planting false stories.
“Hope @CitiznMukherjee now realises from todays’ incident, how BJP dirty tricks department operates. Even RSS wouldn’t believe that you are going to endorse its views in your speech. But the speech will be forgotten, visuals will remain and those will be circulated with fake statements", Sharmistha Mukherjee said in a message posted on Twitter.
"By going to Nagpur, you are giving BJP/RSS full handle to plant false stories, spread false rumours as today and making it somewhat believable. And this is just the beginning!” she added.
Pranab Mukherjee uses the Twitter handle @CitiznMukherjee ever since he retired as President.
Sharmistha Mukherjee is Delhi Mahila Congress President. Her tweet came after rumours were spread today claiming that she was joining the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).
“In the mountains enjoying a beautiful sunset, and suddenly this news that I’m supposedly joining BJP hits like a torpedo! Can’t there be some peace and sanity in this world? I joined politics because I believe in Congress. Would rather leave politics than leave Congress,” said Sharmistha in another tweet.
Pranab Mukherjee is facing criticism from several quarters for accepting the RSS invitation to address its cadres, arguing that a secular, liberal politician like him should avoid any association with the RSS, which wants to establish a Hindu Rashtra.
Pranab Mukherjee on the other hand asked his critics to wait till his speech at the RSS headquarters in Nagpur on June 07.
“Whatever I have to say, I will say in Nagpur. I have received several letters and phone calls but I haven’t responded to anyone yet,” Mukherjee was quoted as saying by Bengali daily Anandabazar Patrika.
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