Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s son and daughter have clashed over the publication of his father’s last book.

New Delhi: Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit Mukherjee has appealed to stop publishing the book ‘The Presidential Years’. Abhijit says some of the memoirs taken from Pranab Mukherjee in the book are ‘motivated’. Therefore, the publisher is requested to stop publishing it without his written consent. At the same time, Mukherjee’s daughter Sharmishtha Mukherjee has opposed her brother’s statement that there should be no attempt to stop the publication of the book for ‘cheap publicity’.

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

He further said, ‘My father is not in this world. In such a situation, because of his son, I want to study the subject of the book because I believe that if my father were alive, he would have done the same. In such a situation, I urge you all to stop publishing this book immediately as I will not study it until I give my written consent. I have already sent you a detailed letter about this. Abhijit’s tweet received no response from Mehra and its publication.

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Sister’s opposition
Responding to his brother’s tweet, Congress national spokesperson Sharmishtha Mukherjee said, “As the daughter of the author of the memoirs, I urge my brother Abhijeet Mukherjee not to unnecessarily obstruct the publication of the last book written by his father.” Please. He (Mukherjee) wrote it all down before he got sick.

He also said, ‘Along with this book, there are also notes and comments written by my father’s hand which have been strictly followed. The opinions expressed by them are their own and no one should try to stop them from publishing them for cheap publicity. This will be the greatest injustice to our late father.

This is the cause of controversy
In fact, according to excerpts from a book published in the media on behalf of the publication, Mukherjee has mentioned many things in reference to his experiences as Congress president and leader. According to public quotes, Mukherjee wrote that the Congress had deviated from the political direction after he became the President and some party members believed that if he had become the Prime Minister in 2004, he would have lost the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. It doesn’t matter

Mukherjee wrote memoirs ‘The Presidential Years’ before his death. The book, published by Rupa Publications, was to be available to readers from January 2021. Karan Mukherjee died on July 31 at the age of 84 due to health complications following a corona virus infection.

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