The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is planning to invite Congress President Rahul Gandhi for an event next month in Delhi. The event will be held between September 17 and 19. Apart from the Congress president, several other opposition leaders, like Sitaram Yechury of the Left, are also likely to be invited. The event will focus on “the India of the future”.
In June, the Congress was upset when former president Pranab Mukherjee, a veteran leader of the party, attended an RSS event and addressed it. Rahul Gandhi had recently compared RSS with Muslim Brotherhood during a speech in London.
Referring to Rahul comparing RSS with the Muslim Brotherhood of Arab world, RSS said the one who has not understood India yet cannot understand the RSS. RSS all India Prachar Pramukh Arun Kumar said if the former had the clear idea of how the world was fed up with the Islamic State, the Muslim Brotherhood and Muslim terrorism, he probably would have not made such a comparison.
Announcing that the RSS will organise a three-day lecture series in the national capital from September 17 to 19 in which RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat will address and interact with the audience comprising prominent citizens on “Future of Bharat: An RSS’ perspective”. He added that representatives from different sections of the society, including all political parties, will be invited. However, he did not committed on extending invitaiton to Rahul Gandhi.