Pranab Mukherjee's morphed photo with RSS, daughter says BJP dirty tricks

Morphed photo of former President Dr. Pranab Mukherjee standing in a prayer position with a folded hand during recitation of Sangha prarthana (prayer) at yesterday’s RSS function at Nagpur
Morphed photo of former President Dr. Pranab Mukherjee standing in a prayer position with a folded hand during recitation of Sangha prarthana (prayer) at yesterday’s RSS function at Nagpur

New Delhi : The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) blamed “divisive political forces” for attempting to make former President Pranab Mukherjee “refrain” from attending its event and then for posting a morphed photograph exhibiting him in a prayer position just like the member of the organisation.

“Some divisive political forces have posted a morphed photo of former President Dr. Pranab Mukherjee standing in a prayer position with a folded hand during recitation of Sangha prarthana (prayer) at yesterday’s RSS function at Nagpur,” the organisation’s joint general secretary, Manmohan Vaidya, said in a statement.

“These forces initially tried to create an opposition to make Mukherjee refrain from attending this function and now these frustrated forces are indulging in all such dirty tricks to defame the RSS. We denounce and strongly condemn the lowly act of these divisive political forces who are deliberately trying to defame the RSS,” he said.

Pranab Mukherjee’s daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee, a Congress leader opposed his attendance in the RSS event and regarding the photograph, she said, “See, this is exactly what I was fearing & warned my father about. Not even few hours have passed, but BJP/RSS dirty tricks dept is at work in full swing!”.