After several reports claimed Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh will invite Congress President Rahul Gandhi and CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury to their event, RSS leader Arun Kumar has rubbished any such claims. While speaking to Republic TV, RSS leader Arun Kumar has said that he never mentioned inviting Yechury or Gandhi to the event.
Arun Kumar said that he didn’t mention anything of the sort either at a press briefing or in an off-record comment.
Several media houses claimed of the Congress President and CPI (M) leader being invited to the RSS event after Kumar replied to a question over whether Rahul Gandhi will also be invited to the event or not. RSS leader Arun Kumar’s reply to the question was taken out of context, wherein he said that the invite list hasn’t been finalised as of yet, adding, people from “all walks of life, political outfits, ideologies, and religions will be invited to the event”.
Kumar also slammed Rahul Gandhi for comparing RSS’s ideology to that of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Arab world, saying, “There is a lack of understanding which led to this comparison. The entire world is suffering from the Muslim Brotherhood. Had he known this he would not make such a comparison.”
Attacking the Congress President for his remark on Sangh, Kumar said, “He also says he is trying to understand the country. If he can't understand India he can't understand Sangh.”
Rahul Gandhi issued the remark on the RSS during his talk at the International Institute of Strategic Studies in London last week.
RSS and the Congress, recently grabbed headlines, after the former invited veteran Congress leader and former President of India to an RSS event.
Since the time, Mukherjee accepted the invite for the RSS valedictory function, the Congress slammed and questioned his move. The BJP, on the other hand, had said there's nothing wrong with the former President attending the event.
Furthermore, reacting on the Opposition’s take on the former President’s visit to the RSS conference, the organisation’s general secretary Manmohan Vaidya said there is nothing controversial about Mukherjee’s visit.