Dispelling rumours, late former President Pranab Mukherjee’s son, Abhijit Mukherjee, on Friday made it clear that he’s not leaving the Congress not like his pal 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 reviews that I’m becoming a member of Trinamool or some other get together should not right,” Mukherjee, a former Lok Sabha MP and Congress Marketing campaign Committee chairman through the meeting elections, instructed over cellphone.
Mukherjee had good relations with Jitin Prasada, who not too long ago joined the BJP, once they have been colleagues within the Congress Parliamentary Social gathering, and the late former 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, except somebody can teleport me, it will be inconceivable for me to affix any get together this afternoon.”
He mentioned the rumours in all probability arose after a few of his father’s former Congress colleagues “who are actually 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 associates got here to fulfill me, I’ll be a part of TMC, is stretching it too far,” Mukherjee mentioned.
Pranab Mukherjee had received from Jangipur twice in 2004 and 2009, earlier than changing 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 school, are actually 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, “in addition to regular social relations with previous associates”.