The son and daughter of the late Pranab Mukherjee are foolish with each other because of his memoir “The Presidential Years”, one saying it should not be published without his consent and the other “asking” her brother not to create “unnecessary obstacles” in the publication. from his last book.
The book, which was recently news for Pranab Mukherjee’s critical comments on Congress, including his finding that the party lost political focus after his elevation as president, will be launched in January 2021 by Rupa, who published the previous two volumes. of his memoirs.
The son of the late President Abhijit Mukherjee, a former congressman, said on Twitter that he had written to the publishers asking them not to publish the book until he nodded. His sister Sharmistha Mukherjee, the party’s national spokeswoman, retaliated, saying no one should try to stop it for “cheap advertising” and doing so would be very detrimental to the late leader.
I, the Son of the author of The Memorial “The Presidential Memoirs” kindly ask you to stop the publication of the memoir as well as motivated excerpts that are already floating on some media platforms without my written consent.1 / 3
– Abhijit Mukherjee (@ABHIJIT_LS) December 15, 2020
“I, the Son of the author of the Memorial“ The Presidential Memoirs ”kindly ask you to stop publishing the memoir as well as motivated excerpts that are already floating on some media platforms without my written consent,” Abhijit Mukherjee said on Twitter. “Since my father no longer exists, I, his son, want to look through the contents of the final copy of the book before it appears, as I believe if my father were alive today, he would do the same.”
Being the son, he said he asked the publishers to immediately stop the publication. “I have already sent you a detailed letter in this regard, which will reach you soon. Greetings – Abhijit Mukherjee,” the tweet read.
His sister also responded on Twitter. “I, daughter of the author of the memoir ‘The Presidential Years’, ask my brother Abhijit Mukherjee not to create unnecessary obstacles in publishing the last book written by our father. He completed the manuscript before he fell ill.”
I, the daughter of the author of the memoir ‘The Presidential Years’, ask my brother @ABHIJIT_LS not to create unnecessary obstacles in publishing the last book written by our father. He completed the manuscript before he fell ill 1/3
– Sharmistha Mukherjee (@Sharmistha_GK) December 15, 2020
The final draft, she said, contains her father’s handwritten notes and comments, which were strictly complied with. Stating that opinions expressed by him are his and no one should try to prevent it from being published for any cheap advertising, she said, “That would be the greatest harm to our late father.”
“Between a brother, the title of the book is‘ The Presidential Years, ’not‘ The Presidential Memoirs, ’” she said. Abhijit Mukherjee corrected the title of the book in another tweet after his sister pointed out the mistake.
The former president and longtime congressional leader died Aug. 31 at the age of 84, after complications from COVID-19. His comments on Congress come at a time of intense internal turmoil in the party. The main solution of the Congress over the decades was to write that the party lost political focus after its elevation as the president and some supporters believed that Lok Sabha’s 2014 investigation could have been avoided if he had become prime minister in 2004.
“Although I do not subscribe to this view, I believe that the party leadership has lost political focus after my elevation as president. While Sonia Gandhi has been unable to deal with the affairs of the party, the continued absence of Dr. (Manmohan) Singh of the House.continued all personal contact with other MPs, “Pranab Mukherjee is quoted as saying in his book, reported PTI.
According to excerpts released by Rupa, the late leader also said he believes the moral authority to govern vests with the prime minister and the general state of the nation reflects the functioning of the prime minister and his administration.
“While Dr Singh was concerned with rescuing the coalition that had influenced rule, (Narendra) Modi appeared to have used a rather autocratic ruling style during his first term, as seen by the bitter relationship between the government, the legislature and the judiciary,” he said.
“Only time will tell if there is a better understanding of such issues in the second term of this government,” Mukherjee said in the excerpts.
Mukherjee was the 13th president of India after spending five decades in politics. “The Presidential Years”, which follows “The Turbulent Years” and “The Coalition Years”, gives a rare glimpse of Pranab Mukherjee’s fascinating journey from a remote village in Bengal to Rashtrapati Bhavan.
with additional contributions from news agency PTI