Ahmed Patel’s Tweet Gives a Peek Into Congress High Command Mood on Pranab’s RSS Attendance
Ahmed Patel’s tweet came a couple of hours after Pranab Mukherjee’s daughter and Congress leader Sharmistha Mukherjee publicly urged her father not to go through with the visit to RSS headquarters.
Patel’s tweet came a couple of hours after Pranab’s daughter and Congress leader Sharmistha Mukherjee publicly urged her father not to go through with the visit to RSS headquarters.
I did not expect this from Pranab da ! https://t.co/VBqXZ8x7SE— Ahmed Patel (@ahmedpatel) June 6, 2018
In her tweets, Sharmistha cautioned her father against his decision to address the RSS event on Thursday evening, saying he was giving the BJP and the Sangh a handle to plant false stories as his "speech will be forgotten" but the "visuals will remain". She also warned her father of the consequences of attending such a meet.
In the mountains enjoying a beautiful sunset, & suddenly this news that I’m supposedly joining BJP hits like a torpedo! Can’t there be some peace & sanity in this world? I joined politics because I believe in @INCIndia Wud rather leave politics than leave Congress— Sharmistha Mukherjee (@Sharmistha_GK) June 6, 2018
Hope @CitiznMukherjee now realises from todays’ incident, how BJP dirty tricks dept operates. Even RSS wouldn’t believe that u r going 2 endorse its views in ur speech. But the speech will be forgotten, visuals will remain & those will be circulated with fake statements. 1/2— Sharmistha Mukherjee (@Sharmistha_GK) June 6, 2018
.@CitiznMukherjee By going 2 Nagpur, u r giving BJP/RSS full handle 2 plant false stories, spread falls rumours as 2day & making it somewhat believable. And this is just d beginning! 2/2— Sharmistha Mukherjee (@Sharmistha_GK) June 6, 2018
Her outburst came soon after rumours about her joining the BJP cropped up ahead of Mukherjee's visit to Nagpur tomorrow. She dismissed such "rumours" of her joining the BJP as "false" and alleged they were the handiwork of BJP's "dirty tricks department". She said she would rather leave politics than quit the Congress.
Going through with the visit despite criticism from former Congress colleagues, including Jairam Ramesh and P Chidambaram, Pranab said he will say whatever he has to at the Nagpur event.
"Whatever I have to say, I will say in Nagpur. I have received several letters, requests and phone calls, but I haven't responded to anyone yet," Mukherjee was quoted as saying by Bengali newspaper Anandabazar Patrika last week.
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