Fake news website, Postcard News has posted an excerpt from former president Pranab Mukherjee’s book on its Facebook page. The excerpt reads, “After PM Modi completed one year of his term in office, I praised him for the work done so far, on which Sonia Gandhi took umbrage and became angry. Once, while coming out after addressing the parliament, I happened to come face to face with her. She was accompanied by Gulam Nabi Azad and Mani Shanker Aiyer, who greeted me but Sonia kept waiting for me to greet her first. She forgot that the First Citizen of the country was in front of her. She had to acknowledge the President of the country and not Pranab Mukherjee. This greatly pained me from inside, that Sonia is so used to subservience.”
What is bizarre and funny at the same time, is that this is an extract from a book which has not even been written yet, let alone published. Just last week only, Mukherjee announced on Twitter that he would be penning down the book “The Presidential Years”. The book is slated to release in December 2018. The book will cover the presidential years of Mukherjee and will talk about his relationship with the NDA government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
— Pranab Mukherjee (@CitiznMukherjee) June 13, 2018
Now, some might say, that this might be an excerpt from his previous books. But, even this does not stand true as his earlier books titled, ““The Dramatic Decade”, “The Turbulent Years” and “The Coalition Years”, cover different time period and nothing about his presidential years, as this extract happens to talk about. It is in his upcoming book that Mukherjee would talk about his presidential years.
Alt News, in order to bring in more authenticity, contacted Mukherjee’s office to check the same. His office stated, “The book ends when he became the President. Covers the period between 2004-2012. So where does the question of something in May 2015 arise?”
Postcard is only known for generating fake news. It produces everything and anything which promotes BJP and maligns Congress and its leaders. But as they say, the truth always prevails.