Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s son and daughter clash over publication of father’s last book Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s son and daughter face off over father

New Delhi: Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit Mukherjee has appealed to stop publishing the book ‘The Presidential Years’. Abhijeet says that some of the memoirs related to Pranab Mukherjee in the book are ‘inspiring’. Therefore, the publisher is requested to suspend the publication until he or she has given his or her written consent. Meanwhile, Mukherjee’s daughter Sharmishtha Mukherjee opposed her brother’s statement that no effort should be made to stop the publication of the book for cheap publicity.

Objection to some parts of the book
Former MP Abhijeet said that he had written a letter to its publisher Rupa Prakashan to stop the publication of the book ‘The Presidential Years’. Abhijeet tweeted, tagging Kapish Mehra, Rupa Publications and its managing director, “As the son of a memoir writer, I urge you all to stop publishing this book.” Some of its inspired parts have appeared in the media without my consent. ‘

He further said, ‘My father is not in this world. In that case, because of the son, I want to study the contents of the book because I believe that if my father were alive, he would do the same. In such a case, I urge you to stop the publication of this book immediately until you have read it with my written consent. I have already sent you a detailed letter about this. Abhijeet’s tweet has not received any response from Mehra and her publication.

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Sister’s protest
Reacting to her brother’s tweet, Congress national spokesperson Sharmishtha Mukherjee said, “As the daughter of a memoir writer, I urge my brother Abhijeet Mukherjee not to unnecessarily obstruct the publication of the last book written by his father.” Do it He (Mukherjee) wrote all this before he fell ill.

He also said, ‘This book is accompanied by comments and remarks written by my father which are strictly followed. The views expressed by him are his own and should not be taken for granted. This would be the greatest injustice to our late father.

This is the cause of controversy
In fact, according to an excerpt from a book released to the media on behalf of the publication, Mukherjee mentions much about his experiences as Congress president and leader. According to public sources, Mukherjee wrote that the Congress had deviated from the political path since he became president, and some party members said that if he became prime minister in 2004, he would lose the 2010 Lok Sabha elections. It doesn’t matter

Mukherjee had written a rite called ‘The Presidential Years’ before his death. Published by Rupa Publications, the book will be available to readers from January 2021. Karan Mukherjee died on July 1 at the age of 84 due to health complications following a corona virus infection.

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