Last Updated: October 17, 2022, 18:29 IST
Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit Mukherjee who had left his father’s party to join Trinamool Congress last year created a storm in a tea cup on Monday by urging his ex-party colleagues to vote for Malikarjun Kharge, in elections being held for the Congress President’s post, through a surprise tweet.
The Indian National Congress of which Mukherjee’s father and grandfather were members, is witnessing a contest for the post of party president with Kharge battling it out with his younger colleague Shashi Tharoor.
“Urge every voter of @INCIndia party to elect @Kharge ji, a very senior and experienced leader who has led @INCIndia Parliamentary Party in Lok Sabha,” Mukherjee, who has been twice elected as Congress MP from Jangipur, tweeted Monday morning. The social media post created a storm of sorts with some Twitterati advising him not to interfere in the affairs of a party Mukherjee had left, while others speculated his future political plans.
Today , as the polls for election to @INCIndia President starts , I urge upon every voters of @INCIndia Party to elect @kharge Kharge Ji , a very senior & experienced leader who has led @INCIndia Parliamentary Party in the Lok Sabha !
— Abhijit Mukherjee (@ABHIJIT_LS) October 17, 2022
The former Steel Authority of India Ltd engineer, however, remained unfazed and told.