Pranab rubbishes BJP's 'fabricated' resignation claim

Thiruvananthapuram: UPA's presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee today rejected BJP's charge that his letter of resignation from the Indian Statistical Institute was "fabricated".

"All these issues have been represented by my authorised representatives before the Returning Officer... and the Returning Officer has responded to that," Mukherjee, here to canvass support of MLAs and MPs from Kerala, told reporters.

Pranab Mukherjee rubbished BJP's fake resignation claim.

Responding to BJP's charge, Mukherjee countered, "Who had forged my signature? I, myself? I do not know what they have said. Who can forge his own signature? This issue we have debated at the office of the Returning Officer and the Returning Officer responded to that."

"How can somebody lodge a complaint that you forged your own signature ?" he said.

In a fresh offensive against Mukherjee, BJP had yesterday said his letter of resignation from the ISI was "fabricated" and it was considering legal options.

Alleging that the resignation letter was prepared at the last minute only to save his nomination, the party asked Mukherjee and eminent scientist MGK Menon, who is the President of the Institute, to come clean on the issue.

PTI

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