Nagpur, June 7: Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday arrived in Nagpur to attend a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's (RSS) event. Mukherjee is set to address RSS’s concluding function of 'Tritiya Varsh Varg' at 6.30 PM today. The LIVE streaming of the event will be telecasted on facebook.com/RSSOrg. can be watched here on RSS's facebook page.
The event has generated a lot of interest and controversy over the last few days. All eyes are on the function and leaders of all the political parties are waiting to hear what Mukherjee has to say at the event. The event is scheduled to take place at Reshimbagh in Nagpur. Mukherjee is staying at Raj Bhavan in Nagpur, from where he will leave at 5:10 pm for the event venue.
— RSS (@RSSorg) June 7, 2018
Political leaders have been speaking against the idea of Pranab Mukherjee attending the RSS event. Congress leaders urged him not to attend the event in the "interest of secularism". Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said that since Mukherjee has accepted the invitation, he should go and tell the RSS "what is wrong" in their ideology. Catch RSS Event Live Updates Here
Mukherjee, who had been in the Congress for most of his political career, will attend the valedictory function of the 'Sangh Shiksha Varg'. Ahead of the event, the former president's daughter and Congress leader Sharmistha Mukherjee said he was giving the BJP and the Sangh, a handle to plant false stories, as his "speech will be forgotten" but the "visuals will remain".
Sharmistha took to micro-blogging site Twitter and said she hoped her father realises 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".