New Delhi: Congress has commented on Pranab Mukherji’s speech in RSS event. Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said,”Dr.Mukherjee’s visit to the RSS HQ had led to a wide range of discussions and concerns. Today Pranab Mukherjee has shown the mirror to RSS at their HQ. He talked of plurality, tolerance and multiculturalism.”
He also said,”Shri Pranab Mukherjee has reminded the RSS of the history of India. He taught the RSS that India’s beauty lies in its tolerance for difference ideas, religions and languages. Is RSS ready to listen?” “As a guest what Pranab Mukherjee ji said should be discussed and highlighted, not unwarranted formalities”, he added.
Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said,”We did not see the tricolour go up or the national anthem being sung at the RSS HQ. There was never any doubt of Pranab Mukherjee’s ability to articulate and his conviction, but for dialogue the other side must listen and change,hope RSS does it.”