Congress leader Sharmishtha Mukherjee, who is the daughter of former president Pranab Mukherjee, on Wednesday dismissed “rumours” about her joining the BJP, saying she would rather leave politics than quit the Congress. Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken also rejected such suggestions saying Mukherjee is a “devoted” Congressperson.
Sharmishtha Mukherjee, who is out of the city on a holiday, took to Twitter to swiftly deny the rumours, which appeared amid a row over her father Pranab Mukherjee accepting an invite to address an RSS event in Nagpur on Thursday. She also expressed disapproval of her father’s decision saying he was giving a handle to the RSS and the BJP to plant false stories as “speech will be forgotten, visuals will remain”.
Rubbishing rumours about quitting Congress, she said on Twitter: “In the mountains enjoying a beautiful sunset, & suddenly this news that I’m supposedly joining BJP hits like a torpedo! Can’t there be some peace & sanity in this world? I joined politics because I believe in @INCIndia Wud rather leave politics than leave Congress,” she tweeted.
Maken also spoke to her to clarify the matter. “In reply to certain rumors-Just spoke to @Sharmistha_GK, who is out of Delhi- She is a devoted Congress Person and firmly believes in the ideology of @INCIndia . She told me, that she is in politics, just because of her firm faith in the ideology of the Con...