Congress Prez Polls: Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee’s son Tweets in Kharge’s Support Despite Having Joined TMC

Last Updated: October 17, 2022, 18:29 IST

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Congress witnessed a contest for the post of party president with Kharge battling it out with his younger colleague Shashi Tharoor (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)

Abhijit Mukherjee urged his ex-party colleagues to vote for Malikarjun Kharge, in elections being held for the Congress President’s post, through a surprise tweet

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.

The former Steel Authority of India Ltd engineer, however, remained unfazed and told.

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