Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to Nagpur to attend an RSS event to be held on Thursday was giving the BJP and the RSS an opportunity to spread rumours, his daughter, Sharmistha Mukherjee said on Wednesday.
Ms. Mukherjee, a Delhi Congress leader, said in a series of tweets that the BJP had floated rumours of her joining the party.
Tweeting at her father, Ms. Mukherjee said: “Hope @CitiznMukherjee now realises from today’s 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.”
In another tweet, she added: “.@CitiznMukherjee By going 2 Nagpur, u r giving BJP/RSS full handle 2 plant false stories, spread false rumours as 2day & making it somewhat believable. And this is just d beginning!”
Congress leader Ahmed Patel joined the debate. “I didn't expect this from Pranab Da,” he tweeted.