RSS and Other Reasons Daughter Sharmistha Has Been Miffed with Pranab

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RSS and Other Reasons Daughter Sharmistha Has Been Miffed with Pranab

Illustration: Arati Gujar

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ormer President Pranab Mukherjee is a man of few controversies. But there has much hue and cry about Mukherjee’s decision address an RSS event in Nagpur today with even his daughter and Congress leader, Sharmistha Mukherjee lashed out at him. Taking to Twitter, she said that the former president was giving BJP and the Sangh a handle to plant false stories as his “speech will be forgotten” but “visuals will remain”. She further added that she hoped he would now realise how the BJP’s “dirty tricks department” works and that with his visit, he was only making it easier for them to spread rumours.

Indulging in our favourite Indian hobby of whataboutery, some Twitter users decided to chide Sharmistha for disrespecting an elder on a public platform. Thankfully, they just stopped short of yelling “Against Indian Culture”.

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