All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) presidentAsaduddin Owaisi on Friday hit out at the Congress after the party leader and former president Pranab Mukherjee attended the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) annual event.
Owaisi said the incident is enough to define the internal situation of the Congress.
“The Congress is finished. A man who spent 50 years in Congress and was President of India visited the RSS headquarters. Do you still have hopes from this party?” Owaisi said.
Mukherjee on Thursday attended the Third Year Sangha Shiksha Varga (SSV) event organised at RSS headquarters in Nagpur and addressed the RSS workers.
Earlier, the Congress expressed their disapproval and disappointment over Mukherjee’s attendance at the event.
In his first visit to the RSS headquarters, Mukherjee delivered a powerful speech for around half an hour on ‘Nation, Nationalism and Patriotism’. The former president said that India’s strength lies in pluralism and tolerance and warned that any attempt to define India through religion, hatred, dogmas and intolerance will dilute “our existence”. He also called for holding dialogues to overcome the indifference and respect each others’ views.
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He said that there is an increase in violence in the society, and identified darkness, fear and mistrust as the reasons. “Every time a child or woman is brutalised, the soul of India is wounded. Manifestations of rage are tearing our social fabric. Every day, we see increased violence around us,” Mukherjee said. “At the heart of this violence is darkness, fear, and mistrust. We must free our public discourse from all forms of violence, physical as well as verbal,” he further added.