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Really Unacceptable, Says ‘Astonished’ Trinamool Congress on Pranab Mukherjee’s RSS Visit

TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee said former president Pranab Mukherjee has done injustice to his “political stature” by addressing the RSS event in Nagpur.

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Updated:June 8, 2018, 9:15 AM IST
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Really Unacceptable, Says ‘Astonished’ Trinamool Congress on Pranab Mukherjee’s RSS Visit
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat greets former president Pranab Mukherjee in Nagpur on Thursday. (PTI)
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Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress leadership has expressed surprise over former president Pranab Mukherjee's decision to attend an RSS event and said he has done injustice to his “political stature”.

Mukherjee on Thursday visited the RSS headquarters in Nagpur to address the new recruits of the organisation and said nationalism was not bound by race or religion, as he called for dialogue to reconcile differences.

"When the entire country is fighting against the divisive politics of RSS, Pranab Mukherjee's decision to attend RSS event has left us astonished," TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee said. "This is really unacceptable from a person like Pranab Mukherjee. We are really pained by his decision. I personally feel he has himself meted out injustice to the political stature he had achieved in last several decades," Chatterjee said.

Mukherjee's decision to attend the RSS event had triggered a major political slugfest with several Congress leaders criticising his decision. The Congress said images of the former president at the RSS headquarters had anguished millions of party workers and those who believe in pluralism and diversity of the Indian republic.

Congress senior spokesperson Anand Sharma took to Twitter to express his anguish after images of Mukherjee attending a function at the RSS headquarters in Nagpur appeared on television.

(With PTI inputs)
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| Edited by: Nitya Thirumalai
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