After the recent Pranab Mukherjee and RSS relationship in Nagpur was subsided, their new bonhomie has again surfaced. This time not in Nagpur but in Gurgaon of Haryana.
As per the report, Pranab Da is coming to Gurugram on 2nd September to launch a series of the programme for his Pranab Mukherjee Foundation where CM of Haryana Manoharlal Khattar is also expected to share the same dais.
As per his schedule of the day, he will visit Gurugram’s Harchandpur and Nayagaon villages that his foundation has undertaken for adoption.
He is launch training and innovation warehouses and also and set-up water ATMs as part of Smartgram projects. The former president will also interact with sarpanches of both villages and a number of with entrepreneurs.
But this is not all about the event. There are more reasons to be suspicious about this much-talked visit. Mukherjee has invited over 15 RSS workers of senior and junior level for the event.
A few days back he had met this group of workers at his residence. He even appraised them his foundation’s efforts to provide clean drinking water in these villages.
Statement issued by my Office today. #CitizenMukherjee pic.twitter.com/7wl92vhJSx
— Pranab Mukherjee (@CitiznMukherjee) 31 August 2018
In last June, Pranab had attended much talked about RSS function in Nagpur. The incident had triggered a major political controversy. Several senior Congress leaders strongly criticized him and appealed to refrain from attending the function of RSS.
But the former President’s office has denied any reports of collaboration between Pranab Mukherjee Foundation and RSS in the state of Haryana.
On Friday Mukherjee’s office said that reports of collaboration between Pranab Mukherjee Foundation and RSS are not correct. He is visiting the two villages of Haryana on the invitation of state government to inaugurate several projects started under the ‘Smartgram Project’ along with ML Khattar, the Chief Minister.