Known for his elephantine memory, President Pranab Mukherjee today said some facts from his years in governance will be buried with him as he disclosed some accounts of turbulent years of politics between 1980-1996 in his memoir released today.
The second volume of Mukherjee’s memoirs, ‘The Turbulent Years: 1980-96’ was released today by Vice President Hamid Ansari.
Addressing a gathering at his book release event, Mukherjee said he did not deliberately speak on matters which are highly confidential and it was for the readers to read and come to their own conclusion.
“Many people in their memoirs including Churchill (Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom) and many others have written many of the State facts but I had a bit conservative approach as and when facts will be released by the government that people should come to know not from somebody’s account who was in the government,” the President said.
He made a mention of his old habit of writing a page daily in a diary, which has some secrets.
“That is why I have advised my daughter who is the custodian of this diary that never release this. You should digitise this but never release it. If you digitise it as and when government will find it necessary to release then they will release.
“Even some time I have been confronted with but I avoided that. But I would like to stick to this view and, as I more than often say, some facts are to be buried with me and this can never be revealed and I stick to it,” Mukherjee said.