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RSS invite to Pranab Mukherjee BJP’s dirty trick, says daughter; ‘speech will be forgotten, visuals will remain’

The visit has already given rise to a lot of speculation and a host of Congress leaders have urged the former president to review his decision for the sake of secularism.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: June 6, 2018 10:36:27 pm
Pranab Mukherjee RSS event Mukherjee would be visiting the RSS headquarters on Thursday and would address a function there. (Express Photo by Partha Paul)

A day before former president Pranab Mukherjee addresses an RSS event in Nagpur, his daughter and Congress leader Sharmistha Mukherjee on Wednesday disapproved of his decision, saying he was giving the BJP and the Sangh a handle to plant false stories as his “speech will be forgotten” but “visuals will remain”.

Taking to Twitter, she hoped the former president would realise how the BJP’s “dirty tricks department” works and said that with his visit, he was giving the BJP and RSS “full handle to plant false stories”. Mukherjee on Wednesday dismissed “rumours” about her joining the BJP, saying she would rather leave politics than quit the Congress.

“Hope Pranab Mukherjee now realises from Wednesdays’ incident, how BJP dirty tricks department operates. Even RSS wouldn’t believe that you are going to endorse its views in your speech. But the speech will be forgotten, visuals will remain and those will be circulated with fake statements.

“By going to Nagpur, you are giving BJP/RSS full handle to plant false stories, spread falls rumours as today and making it somewhat believable. And this is just the beginning!,” she said. Mukherjee would be visiting the RSS headquarters on Thursday and would address a function there.

The visit has already given rise to a lot of speculation and a host of Congress leaders have urged the former president to review his decision for the sake of secularism.

Mukherjee arrived in Nagpur this evening to attend the concluding ceremony of the RSS’s Tritiya Varsh Training programme. Mukherjee, who has been critical of the RSS as a Congress leader, will address its activists in Nagpur on Thursday. This will be his first speech from the RSS platform. Soon after Mukherjee landed in Nagpur, he was welcomed by a huge entourage of RSS workers, who were seen handing bouquets to the chief guest.

(With PTI inputs)

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