New Delhi [India], May 28 (ANI): Former president and Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee will address Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) workers at its headquarters in Nagpur on June 7, according to organisation’s ideologue Rakesh Sinha. Also Read - Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu Report Spike in COVID-19 Cases

Speaking to ANI, Sinha said, “Former President Mukherjee’s acceptance to attend RSS event in Nagpur (Maharashtra) 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.” Also Read - 10 Less Explored Destinations in Maharashtra That You Must Visit

He added that the legacy of the Congress and RSS affairs should not be compared. Also Read - Mumbai Local Train News: Suburban Services to be Affected on Central, Western And Harbour Line Today. Check Timings

Mukherjee served as the president of India from 2012 to 2017. Prior to this, he has held several cabinet berths ranging from finance minister, defence minister to external affairs minister in a political career that spanned for nearly six decades.

Sinha further said Mukherjee was not the first one to attend an RSS event as other prominent leaders such as Jayaprakash Narayan (Janata Party leader), N.G. Gore (popular Marathi socialist) and Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (former president and vice-president) have graced the occasion earlier.

The former president will address the Third Year Sangha Shiksha Varga (SSV), which is held in the RSS headquarters annually in Nagpur.

Volunteers who attend the first and second-year training camps are qualified for the final year camp, and can later become full-time RSS pracharaks. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.