‘Pranab’s RSS HQ visit is significant event in history’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Jun 2018 09:45:19




BHARATIYA Janata Party (BJP) veteran L K Advani on Friday described former President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to the RSS headquarters and his “illuminating exposition of the noble idea and ideals of Indian nationalism” as a “significant event in our country’s contemporary history”.

Advani lauded Mukherjee, who has had decades of association with the Congress, for accepting the invitation of the Hindutva organisation and its chief Mohan Bhagwat for inviting him, saying there was significant concord and resonance in the views expressed by both of them.

As a lifelong ‘swayamsevak’ of the RSS, the BJP veteran said he believed that Mukherjee and Bhagwat have truly set a praiseworthy example of dialogue transcending ideological affiliations and differences“Both of them highlighted the essential unity of India, which accepts and respects all diversities, including the pluralism of faiths,” he said in a statement.

Advani expressed happiness over RSS under Bhagwat expanding and intensifying its efforts to reach out to various sections of the nation for dialogue. “Such conversations will surely help in creating a much-needed atmosphere of tolerance, harmony and cooperation,” he said.