Dispelling rumours, Late President Pranab Mukherjee’s son, Abhijit Mukherjee, on Friday made it clear that he’s not leaving the Congress in contrast to his good friend Jitin Prasada.
Tv channels and some newspapers had reported he could be becoming a member of the Trinamool Congress on Friday afternoon.
“I stay within the Congress and experiences that I’m becoming a member of Trinamool or some other social gathering will not be appropriate,” Mukherjee, a former Lok Sabha MP and Congress Marketing campaign Committee chairman in the course of the meeting elections, instructed over cellphone.
Mukherjee had good relations with Jitin Prasada, who not too long ago joined the BJP, after they have been colleagues within the Congress Parliamentary Get together, and the Late President was additionally recognized to be keen on him and his father Jitendra Prasada.
Mukherjee, an engineer-turned politician who received twice from Jangipur constituency, mentioned in a lighter vein: “I’m practically 300 km away from the Trinamool Bhavan proper now, sitting in Jangipur Home… so, until somebody can teleport me, it will be inconceivable for me to affix any social gathering this afternoon.”
He mentioned the rumours in all probability arose after a few of his father’s former Congress colleagues “who at the moment are in Trinamool” had come to have tea with him.
“They included MP Khalilur Rahman from Jangipur, MP Abu Taher Khan from Murshidabad and TMC ministers Akhrruzzaman and Sabina Yesmin.
“However, I’ve recognized them for lengthy, as they have been near my father to invest that simply because pals got here to fulfill me, I’ll be part of TMC, is stretching it too far,” Mukherjee mentioned.
Pranab Mukherjee had received from Jangipur twice in 2004 and 2009, earlier than turning into President of India. A number of initiatives began by him, together with a department of the Aligarh Muslim College within the district, an Military cantonment and a administration faculty, at the moment are bearing fruit.
Abhijit Mukherjee mentioned he had additionally been concerned with a few of these initiatives as an MP, and most of his interactions with state leaders are primarily based on these developments, “apart from regular social relations with previous pals”.