Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s daughter and Congress leader Sharmistha Mukherjee has announced her retirement from active politics. With this, she is the last member of the Mukherjee family who has distanced herself from the Congress party. However, she also clarified that she is not giving up the primary membership of the Congress. Let us inform that earlier Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit Mukherjee has also left Congress and joined Trinamool Congress.
Sharmistha announced her retirement while replying to a Twitter user. Sharmistha wrote, ‘Thank you very much, but I am no longer a politician. I have left politics. I will continue to be a primary member of Congress but will not do active politics anymore. The country can be served in many ways.
Thanks so much, but no more a ‘politician’. I’ve quit politics. I remain & will continue to remain a primary member of Congress, but no more active politics for me. One can serve the nation in many other ways….😊🙏 https://t.co/PjQAcnB39S
— Sharmistha Mukherjee (@Sharmistha_GK) September 25, 2021
On another user’s tweet, Sharmistha replied, ‘I have seen enough power since childhood. I don’t like it. I want to live a peaceful life and do things that suit my nature.
Sir,I’m quitting politics! If I’ve to continue in politics why should I leave Congress which is my home territory & join any other party? I’ve seen enuf power since my childhood. It doesn’t lure me. I want to lead a peaceful life & do things which are closer to my nature. Simple! https://t.co/38HiO5npMt
— Sharmistha Mukherjee (@Sharmistha_GK) September 26, 2021
In July this year, Sharmistha’s brother and Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit Mukherjee had joined the Trinamool Congress. After this, Suvra Ghosh, general secretary of West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee and sister-in-law of Pranab Mukherjee, also joined TMC in August.
Let us inform that after joining the Congress in the year 2014, Sharmistha Mukherjee contested only the 2015 assembly elections. In this election, she lost to Aam Aadmi Party candidate Saurabh Bhardwaj.