Meanwhile, a morphed picture of the former President wearing a black coloured RSS cap and giving an RSS-style salute has gone viral on social media platforms.
Real 1 n fake 2 ye kalakari bjp itcell ….kuch to sharm rakho..jo bola hai wo ni bataynge.@MahilaCongress @ChitraSarwara @sushmitadevmp @chouhan_sumitra @INCIndia @IYC @RahulGandhi @neetuvermasoin @DeependerSHooda @rssurjewala @Sharmistha_GK @INCHaryana @HaryanaPMC
The picture which has been doing rounds on the social media is fake as Mukherjee never wore a cap nor gave any salute during the event.
Pranab Mukherjee with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat(Picture Credits: Reuters)
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Sharing the picture, Pranab Mukherjee’s daughter and Delhi Congress spokesperson Sharmistha Mukherjee took to Twitter to express her disapproval. “See, this is exactly what I was fearing and warned my father about. Not even few hours have passed, but BJP/RSS dirty tricks dept is at work in full swing!” 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! https://twitter.com/ruchisharmainc/status/1004775624689537024 …
Mukherjee on Thursday had hit out at her father saying that the Sangh Parivar is calling his visit an endorsement of the saffron ideology.
Hope @CitiznMukherjee now realises from todays’ incident, how BJP dirty tricks dept operates. Even RSS wouldn’t believe that u r going 2 endorse its views in ur speech. But the speech will be forgotten, visuals will remain & those will be circulated with fake statements. 1/2
She tweeted that BJP’s “dirty tricks department” is sure to use the footage of his address to Sangh volunteers at the RSS headquarters to spread false accounts and rumours.