Speech will be forgotten, visuals will remain: Pranab Mukherjee's daughter tells ex-president on appearing for RSS event today

New Delhi: A day before Pranab Mukherjee addresses an RSS event in Nagpur, the former president's daughter and Congress leader Sharmishta Mukherjee  said she disapproved of his decision, and said he was giving the BJP and the Sangh a handle to plant false stories as his "speech will be forgotten" but "visuals will remain".

File image of former President Pranab Mukherjee. PTI

File image of former President Pranab Mukherjee. PTI

Taking to Twitter, she hoped the former president would realise how the BJP's "dirty tricks department" works and said that with his visit, he was giving the BJP and RSS "full handle to plant false stories".

Sharmishta on Wednesday  dismissed "rumours" about her joining the BJP, saying she would rather leave politics than quit the Congress.

"Hope Pranab Mukherjee 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.

"By going to Nagpur, you are giving BJP/RSS full handle to plant false stories, spread falls rumours as today and making it somewhat believable. And this is just the beginning!," she said.

Pranab would be visiting the RSS headquarters tomorrow and would address a function there.

The visit has already given rise to a lot of speculation and a host of Congress leaders have urged the former president to review his decision for the sake of secularism.


Updated Date: Jun 07, 2018 07:23 AM

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