Former President Pranab Mukherjee to address RSS event in Nagpur on June 7
Former President Pranab Mukherjee will attend a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) event at its headquarters in Nagpur on June 7. According to reports, an invitation was extended to Mukherjee to address the RSS's third-year camp for members studying to qualify as pracharaks which he has accepted.
The Sangh leadership invites eminent people every year for the annual event held at its headquarters at Reshim Bagh in Nagpur. The Third Year Sangha Shiksha Varga (SSV) of the RSS has a participation of over 600 workers.
Reacting to this, RSS leader Rakesh Sinha said: "Former President Pranab Mukherjee's acceptance to attend RSS event in Nagpur sends a message to the country that on vital issues there should be dialogue and adversaries are not enemies. Questions raised on RSS-Hindutva is being answered by his acceptance of the invitation."
Mukherjee, 82, demitted office of president in July last year and has been a Congressman for decades having worked closely with former prime minister Indira Gandhi as well as Rajiv Gandhi. In his last tenure before demitting office, he served as finance minister in the UPA II government headed by former prime minister Manmohan Singh.