The social media has become a rough battleground for the highly respectable daughter-father duo. Talking about former President Pranab Mukherjee who visited Nagpur to attend an RSS event on Thursday has sparked a line of negative reactions from his daughter, Sharmistha Mukherjee on social media.
Sharmistha Mukherjee, who is a Delhi Congress leader posted that BJP was spreading rumors of her joining the party. She then blamed her father for attending the event. This is what she said: “Hope @CitiznMukherjee now realises from todays’ incident, how BJP dirty tricks dept operates. Even RSS wouldn’t believe that u r going 2 endorse its views in ur speech. But the speech will be forgotten, visuals will remain & those will be circulated with fake statements.” (1/2)
In another tweet, she added: “@CitiznMukherjee By going 2 Nagpur, u r giving BJP/RSS full handle 2 plant false stories, spread falls rumours as 2day & making it somewhat believable. And this is just d beginning!” 2/2
Not only Sharmistha, another Congress leader Ahmed Patel also contributed to the flak. He tweeted that he didn’t expect this from Pranab Da.
The RSS event is being conducted to mark the successful conclusion of three years’ training camp, officially known as the ‘Tritiya Varsha Sangh Shiksha Varg’. Former President Pranab Mukherjee will be the chief guest at the closing ceremony of the event today.
Although the Former President Pranab Mukherjee has become a recipient of a lot of flak on social media and otherwise, he said that he will say whatever he has to say in the speech at the event. The flak is garnering support as Mukherjee had earlier resolved to investigate alleged links of the terrorists with the RSS and its sister organizations.
In response to the flak, BJP national general secretary P Muralidhar Rao tweeted: “People who are opposing Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to RSS program are in fact representing the ideology of intolerance. In no way it is going to help the democratic dialogue in the country.”