News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Updated Tue, 15 Dec 2020 08:40 PM IST
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Former MP Abhijeet also said that he has written a letter to Rupa Prakashan, which was publishing the book, to stop publication of the book ‘The Presidential Years’. Abhijeet tweeted, tagging Rupa Publications and its managing director Kapish Mehra, “Being the son of the author of the memoir, I urge all of you to come to parts of this book and media without my consent.” Stop publishing inspired pieces.
He said that my father is not in this world. In such a situation, I want to study the contents of the book because I believe that if my father were alive, he would have done the same. The former Congress MP said that in such a situation I urge you all to stop publication of this book immediately without my written consent till I have studied it. I have already sent a detailed letter to you about this.
Beti said, do not interrupt the publication of the book:
This will be an injustice to the father
Sharmistha Mukherjee also said that the book is accompanied by notes and comments written by my father’s hands, which are strictly followed. The views expressed by him are his own and no one should try to stop him from publishing it for cheap publicity. This would be the greatest injustice to our late father.
In fact, according to excerpts from the book released in the media on behalf of the publication, Mukherjee has mentioned many things in his experiences as president and references in the leadership of Congress. According to public excerpts, Mukherjee wrote that after he became President, the Congress deviated from the political direction. For this, some party members believed that if he had become the Prime Minister in 2004, the Congress would not have suffered a crushing defeat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Mukherjee had written the memoir ‘The Presidential Years’ before his death. Published by Rupa Prakashan, the book was scheduled to be available to readers from January 2021. Mukherjee died at the age of 84 on 31 July due to health complications following a corona virus infection.