Late President Pranab Mukherjee’s quickly to be launched e book ‘The Presidential Years’ has triggered a public spat between his son and daughter. The e book, excerpts of which had been launched by the writer lately, is anticipated to hit the stands in January, 2021.
Abhijit Mukherjee, Pranab’s son, took to Twitter to boost considerations over the memoir and mentioned he needs to learn the e book earlier than it goes for remaining printing.
“Since my father isn’t any extra, I being his son wish to undergo the contents of the ultimate copy of the e book earlier than its publication as I imagine had my father been alive immediately, he too would have performed the identical,” Abhijit, a Congress chief, mentioned.
I , the Son of the writer of the Memoir ” The Presidential Memoirs ” request you to kindly cease the publication of the memoir in addition to motivated excerpts which is already floating in sure media platforms with out my written consent .1/3
— Abhijit Mukherjee (@ABHIJIT_LS) December 15, 2020
In one other tweet, he alleged that the excerpts of the e book had been launched within the media with some motivated pursuits.
“I, the Son of the writer of the memoir ‘The Presidential Memoirs’ request you to kindly cease the publication of the memoir in addition to motivated excerpts which is already floating in sure media platforms with out my written consent (sic),” Abhijit Mukherjee mentioned in one other tweet.
Quickly after the sequence of tweets, Pranab’s daughter Sharmishta Mukherjee took to social media slamming her brother for creating ‘pointless hurdles’ within the e book’s publication.
“I, daughter of the writer of the memoir ‘The Presidential Years’, request my brother Abhijit Mukherjee to not create any pointless hurdles in publication of the final e book written by our father. He accomplished the manuscript earlier than he fell sick,” Sharmistha mentioned.
I, daughter of the writer of the memoir ‘The Presidential Years’, request my brother @ABHIJIT_LS to not create any pointless hurdles in publication of the final e book written by our father. He accomplished the manuscript earlier than he fell sick 1/3
— Sharmistha Mukherjee (@Sharmistha_GK) December 15, 2020
“The views expressed by him are his personal and nobody ought to attempt to cease it from being printed for any low-cost publicity. That will be the best disservice to our departed father,” she went on so as to add.
What’s the controversy all about?
‘The Presidential Years’ is Pranab Mukherjee’s fourth quantity of memoirs recollecting the challenges he needed to face throughout his stint because the President.
He has in contrast the working kinds of former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh with incumbent PM Narendra Modi. In one of many excerpts that garnered a lot media consideration, Pranab introduced a crucial view of the Congress occasion. He additionally raised questions over the management of Sonia Gandhi.
“Although I do not subscribe to this view, I do imagine that the occasion’s management misplaced political focus after my elevation as president. Whereas Sonia Gandhi was unable to deal with the affairs of the occasion, Dr Singh’s extended absence from the Home put an finish to any private contact with different MPs,” Mukherjee wrote whereas refuting the view of leaders of the occasion, who believed had he turn into the PM in 2004, the occasion might need averted the 2014 Lok Sabha drubbing.
(With inputs from PTI)