National Desk: Former President Pranab Mukherjee has made many sensational revelations in his book. In 'The Presidential Years', Mukherjee wrote that the Congress's failure to recognize the end of its charismatic leadership may have been one of the reasons for its defeat in the 2014 Lok Sabha. Mukherjee has also stated in his memoirs that the Narendra Modi government failed to run the Parliament smoothly in its first term and the reason is its arrogance and inefficiency. He wrote this book before he died last year. This bookmaker came to market on Tuesday.
Mukherjee has also written in the book that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not discuss the issue with him before announcing the demonetisation on November 8, 2016, but this did not surprise him as contingency was necessary for such a declaration. The former president has mentioned that on the day of the 2014 Lok Sabha election counting, he instructed his assistant to keep him informed of the trends every half an hour.
He wrote, "The results brought relief that the decisive mandate came, but at some point my own party's performance of the Congress was disappointing." He wrote in the book, "It was difficult to believe that the Congress Could win only 44 seats. The Congress is a national organization associated with people's lives. Its future is always a matter of thinking for every thoughtful person. ''
Congress failed to recognize the end of its charismatic leadership '
Mukherjee, a Union minister in several Congress governments, cited various reasons for the 2014 defeat. He wrote, "I think the party failed to recognize the end of its charismatic leadership." Stalwart leaders like Pandit Nehru ensured that India maintained its existence and developed into a strong and stable nation. Sadly that is no longer such a wonderful leader, so the system went a government of the people. '
' The government has failed to run smoothly parliament in his first term '
In this book, he has also mentioned his cordial relationship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi while holding the post of President. However, Mukherjee in this book has criticized the NDA government for its failure to run the Parliament smoothly during the first term of the Narendra Modi government. He wrote, "I hold the government's arrogance and its inability to handle the situation responsible for the bitter debate between the ruling party and the opposition."
According to Mukherjee, the functioning of this institution only from the presence of the Prime Minister in Parliament It makes a huge difference. He said in the book, "Be it Jawahalal Nehru, or Indira Gandhi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee or Manmohan Singh, he made his presence felt in the House. Prime Minister Modi should take inspiration from his predecessors and give visible leadership. ''