Why Pranab Mukherjee’s Morphed RSS Image Should Worry Us

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Why Pranab Mukherjee’s Morphed RSS Image Should Worry Us

Illustration: Arati Gujar

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ormer President Pranab Mukherjee had the collective attention of one billion Indians when he stuck to his controversial decision and addressed the RSS event in Nagpur. His attendance was already a point of contention due to growing concerns over the Modi government’s long-time association with the Hindutva group and the fact that Mukherjee himself has been critical of the RSS in the past.

His daughter, Congress leader Sharmistha Mukherjee, also publicly cautioned him against providing fodder for these controversies, suggesting that his presence at the event would allow the BJP free reign to misrepresent him.

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