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India Pranab Mukherjee and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat bond over dinner, set to meet for lunch today

12:00  07 june  2018
12:00  07 june  2018 Source:   hindustantimes.com

Pranab Mukherjee to address RSS cadres in Nagpur

  Pranab Mukherjee to address RSS cadres in Nagpur Pranab Mukherjee to address RSS cadres in NagpurThe right-wing organisation's Shiksha Varg - or education wing - will organise the concluding session of a 25-day camp. Pranab Mukherjee is the chief guest.

In a very surprise move, the RSS chief Mohan Bhagvat was invited by President Pranab Mukherjee for a lunch meeting in the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday. However, both Rashtrapati Bhavan and RSS sources said the meeting was “scheduled earlier” and the President hosted Bhagwat for lunch .

Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh ( RSS ) chief Mohan Bhagwat met President Pranab Mukherjee ostensibly to extend Diwali greetings.

(Video by NDTV)

Former president Pranab Mukherjee, who arrived in Nagpur on Wednesday evening, hosted a dinner for the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat even as his daughter disapproved of his decision to attend the saffron outfit’s function. Mukherjee is slated to address the valedictory function of the RSS’s third-year officers’ training camp at its headquarters in Reshimbagh on Thursday.

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‘Former President Pranab Mukherjee will be the chief guest for the ceremony and the RSS Sarsanghchalak ( chief ) Mohan Bhagwat will also address the gathering,’ read the invitations sent by the RSS ’s Vishva Samvad Kendra.

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According to RSS sources, Bhagwat and a group of senior swayamsevaks went to the Raj Bhavan on Wednesday evening to greet Mukherjee. The RSS chief and the former president spent over two hours together. The two are expected to meet again this afternoon over lunch.

  Pranab Mukherjee and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat bond over dinner, set to meet for lunch today © Getty

The former president is learnt to have inquired about the proposed RSS programme and other details during the discussion, sources said.

Mukherjee’s surprise move to address the RSS event triggered a controversy with his daughter and Congress leader Sharmistha Mukherjee taking to Twitter to warn him of the BJP’s “dirty tricks department” .

She wrote that the veteran leader’s decision had given the BJP and its ideological parent, RSS, “full handle” to plant rumours and false stories. She also cautioned her father that his speech will be “will be forgotten”, but the visuals “will be circulated with fake statements”.

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When Pranab Mukherjee was the president of India he too invited RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat which the latter accepted. RSS keeps on inviting some well-known dignitaries for their annual events since it’s been a culture and this time its Pranab Mukherji.

Pranab Mukherjee and Mohan Bhagwat at the former president’s residence in New Delhi. Nagpur: Former President Pranab Mukherjee will reach here on Wednesday to participate in a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ( RSS ) programme. He will be accompanied by the RSS ’ Delhi chief .

Several Opposition leaders also appealed to the former president to reconsider for the sake of secularism. But Mukherjee has said that people should wait to hear what he has to say, while his associates have said he will send a strong message of peace and harmony.

The former president had said Whatever I have to say, I will say in Nagpur. I have received several letters, requests, and phone calls, but I haven’t responded to anyone yet.”

The RSS has defended the decision to call Mukherjee, saying the Sangh has had a history of engaging with and inviting people with diverse views, citing examples of Mahatma Gandhi and BR Ambedkar attending the RSS event.

Some Congress leaders have indicated they are okay with Mukherjee’s decision. Their stand is that Mukherjee is a private citizen and free to go where he wants.

ये भी पढ़ें : पढ़ें RSS की सभा में क्या-क्या बोल सकते हैं प्रणब

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