The RSS has strongly condemned the morphing of Pranab Mukherjee's photograph after he attended an event at Nagpur on Thursday. Gopal Arya, the Secretary, Central Office, RSS said it was the handiwork of some divisive political forces.
"Some divisive political forces have posted a morphed photo of former president of Bharat, Dr.Pranab Mukherjee standing in a prayer position with a folded hand during recitation of Sangha Prarthana at yesterday's RSS function at Nagpur."
"These forces initially tried to create an opposition to make Dr.Mukherjee refrain from attending this function and now these frustrated forces are indulging in all such dirty tricks to defame RSS."
"We denounce and strongly condemn the lowly act of these divisive political forces who are deliberately trying to defame RSS."
Hours after Pranab Mukherjee addressed an RSS event, a picture of him doing the salutation along with other Sangh leaders started doing the rounds. This led to a comment from Pranab's daughter Sharmistha who remarked, " I told you so."
The former President's daughter had vehemently opposed her father's presence att the event and said that the speech would be forgotten, but the visuals would remain.
Reacting to the morphed photograph, she tweeted, "See, this is exactly what I was fearing and warned my father about. Not even few hours have passed, but BJP/RSS dirty tricks dept is at work in full swing!"