Pranab Mukherjee Has Shown Mirror to RSS at Their HQ: Congress

Pranab Mukherjee agreed to attend the event despite many Congress leaders requesting him to reconsider his decision.

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Former President Pranab Mukherjee will address RSS cadre in Nagpur at around 6:30 pm on Thursday, 7 June.

Assam Cong President Asks Pranab Mukherjee to Reconsider Decision

Assam Congress President Ripun Bora wrote to former President Pranab Mukherjee, asking him to reconsider his decision to attend RSS conference. “The RSS never respects national flag, is propagating idea of one nation one religion, is responsible for growing of social and religious intolerance,” he wrote in a letter, as accessed by ANI.

Pranab Mukherjee Has Shown Mirror to RSS at Their HQ: Congress
(Photo: ANI)
Pranab Mukherjee Has Shown Mirror to RSS at Their HQ: Congress
(Photo: ANI)
11:39 AM, 06 Jun

Pranab Mukherjee Arrives in Nagpur

Pranab Mukherjee arrives in Nagpur
Pranab Mukherjee arrives in Nagpur
(Photo: ANI)

Former President Pranab Mukherjee landed at Nagpur Airport. He was greeted by the RSS at the airport. He will address the concluding function of ‘Tritiya Varsh Varg’ of the RSS on 7 June.

11:56 AM, 06 Jun

Tell RSS What’s Wrong With Their Ideology, Chidambaram to Pranab

Amid the brouhaha over former president and veteran Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee attending the RSS event, the grand old party's P Chidambaram also reacted to the controversy, saying that Mukherjee should go to the event and "tell them what is wrong with their ideology.”

5:09 PM, 06 Jun

Mukherjee's Daughter Says His Speech Will Be Forgotten, Visuals Will Remain

A day before Pranab Mukherjee’s address at an RSS event in Nagpur, the former president's daughter and Congress leader Sharmishtha Mukherjee disapproved of his decision, saying Pranab has given the BJP and the Sangh an opening to plant false stories, as his "speech will be forgotten" but "visuals will remain.”

Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, 7 June, she said she hoped Pranab Mukherjee would realise how the BJP's "dirty tricks department" works, and said that with his visit, he was giving the BJP and the RSS the "full handle to plant false stories.”

Sharmishtha also dismissed "rumours" about her joining the BJP, saying she would rather leave politics than quit the Congress.

Even before the event, Mukherjee’s visit has given rise to speculation and a host of Congress leaders have urged the former president to review his decision for the sake of secularism.

3:39 AM, 07 Jun

Pranab Mukherjee Meets Mohan Bhagwat Ahead of Event

Sources told The Quint that former President Pranab Mukherjee met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for dinner on Wednesday, 6 June.

According to sources, Bhagwat has also invited Mukherjee for lunch before the event. However, the venue for this meeting is not yet known.

Published: 06 Jun 2018, 02:48 PM IST