RSS invite to Mukherjee irks Cong, Left

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 30 May 2018 09:20:50



THE RSS invite to former President Pranab Mukherjee sparked off a controversy, as the Congress and left leaders expressed unhappiness over his acceptance while the BJP and RSS saw nothing wrong in it.

Congress Spokesperson Tom Vadakkan did not comment on Mukherjee’s acceptance of the RSS invite.

But party leader and former MP Sandeep Dikshit asked if Mukherjee had changed his views on the RSS or the organisation had accepted the views of the former President.
Dikshit said that Mukherjee, who had served the Congress for decades before being appointed President in 2012, had told them that “there is no organisation as cheap, dirty, crafty, untruthful and unpatriotic as the RSS”.

Communist Party of India leader D. Raja said that it was for Mukherjee to decide on the invite. Rakesh Sinha teaches at Delhi University.