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Former President Pranab Mukherjee has written about his tenure in the book The Presidential Years. He also questioned the working style of Sonia and Manmohan. -File photo
The publication of former President Pranab Mukherjee’s forthcoming book, The Presidential Years, has caused a rift between his son and daughter. Son Abhijeet Mukherjee says his father’s book should not be published without his approval. Similarly, daughter Sharmishtha said that her brother should not put any obstacle in the publication of this book. The book is coming to market next month.
The controversy started after Abhijeet complained on social media. He wrote a letter to the Publications House stating that he had stopped printing the book. In it, Sharmishtha Mukherjee told Abhijeet not to obstruct the publication of the last book written by his father.
He also said that Pranab Mukherjee has his own opinion. One should not try to stop anyone from being published for cheap publicity. This causes many problems for our heavenly Father. The debate between the two took place on social media.
Excerpts were released last week
Pranab Mukherjee’s book The Presidential Year is coming from Rupa Publications. Publications House released excerpts last week. There were also reports in the media about this. President Pranab Mukherjee, who served as President from 2012 to 2017, died in August this year.
There are also excerpts from a book published by Pranab Mukherjee on the worst defeat of the Congress in the 201st Lok Sabha elections. He questioned Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on how to run the party and the government.
Abhijeet said- first show me the final copy
Abhijeet Mukherjee complained about the issue on social media.
In it, former Congress MP Abhijeet Mukherjee announced that these parts were sponsored on social media. He urged the publishing house to stop publishing the book. “As the son of the author of this book, The Presidential Memoirs, I request you to stop publishing memoirs,” Abhijeet said. Parts of it are running on media platforms without my approval.
Abhijeet said he wanted to read the book before it was published. If he had a father, he would have done the same. He is not my father, so as his son I would like to see the last copy of the book. Until I see the content, I request that this book not be published without my written consent. I have sent you a letter in this regard. He will reach you soon.
Sharmishtha told the brother the correct name of the book
Immediately after Abhijeet, Sharmishtha Mukherjee also spoke.
Pranab Mukherjee’s daughter Sharmishtha replied that she did not agree with her brother. He also mentioned that the book is called ‘The Presidential Year’ and not the presidential memorabilia written by Abhijeet. Sharmishtha is also a Nepali Congress spokesperson.
“I am the author of this memoir, The Presidential Year,” he said. Don’t stop my father from publishing his last book. He had completed this in writing before he became ill. This last book, written by my father, contains handwritten notes and some notes. He stood firm with them.
Commentary on Congress, Manmohan and PM Modi in the book
This book will be the fourth installment of Pranab Mukherjee’s memoirs. He commented on the Congress, which lost power in 2014 after 10 years in government. In this memoir, Pranab Mukherjee shares his relationship with two anti-presidential prime ministers, Manmohan Singh and Narendra Modi, during his presidency.
According to excerpts from the book released by the publication house, he wrote that Dr. Singh was worried about the alliance. This he did in his second term. According to Pranab Mukherjee, the Congress leadership lost its political focus as soon as it became president. When Sonia Gandhi could not handle the party’s affairs, Manmohan Singh cut off personal contact with party lawmakers during his long absence from the House.