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The RSS has invited former President Pranab Mukherjee to address its members on June 7. According to RSS, Pranab Mukherjee has agreed to attend the Third Year Sangha Shiksha Varga (SSV) as Chief Guest at its headquarters in Nagpur. However, there is no official confirmation from Mukherjee’s office on the RSS invitation. Also Read - UP Assembly Polls 2022: BJP Ally Apna Dal (S) Fields 1st Candidate, A Muslim, From Home Turf of Samajwadi Party’s Azam Khan
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“We had extended an invitation to the former president to address RSS workers at our headquarters in Nagpur. He has accepted our invitation,” a top RSS official told a newspaper. More than 600 RSS members are expected to attend the event. If Mukherjee addresses RSS members, it will be a significant development as he has been associated with the Congress throughout his political career. RSS is the parent organisation of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the political arch-nemesis of the Congress.