Kolkata: Dispelling rumours, Late President Pranab Mukherjee’s son, Abhijit Mukherjee, on Friday made it clear that he is not leaving the Congress unlike his friend Jitin Prasada. Television channels and a few newspapers had reported he would be joining the Trinamool Congress on Friday afternoon.
“I remain in the Congress and reports that I am joining Trinamool or any other party are not correct,” Mukherjee, a former Lok Sabha MP and Congress Campaign Committee chairman during the assembly elections, told PTI over phone. Also Read - No Homecoming For Those Who Betrayed Party Before Polls: Mamata on More Turncoats Joining Back TMC
Mukherjee had good relations with Jitin Prasada, who recently joined the BJP, when they were colleagues in the Congress Parliamentary Party, and the Late President was also known to be fond of him and his father Jitendra Prasada.