As it happened: From our Constitution flows our nationalism, says Pranab Mukherjee at RSS event in Nagpur

Former president Pranab Mukherjee is at Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) headquarters in Nagpur amid criticism from several corners, including the Congress party.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 21:08

Former president Pranab Mukherjee is at Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) headquarters in Nagpur. The visit by the former Congress party stalwart has come under intense criticism from many corners, including the opposition party. Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel and Mukherjee’s daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee are among those who have criticised him for accepting the invitation of RSS. She posted a tweet on Wednesday, warning Mukherjee of the consequences of his visit to the RSS headquarters, while Patel tweeted saying he “did not expect this from Pranab Da”.

Here are the live updates:

7 June 2018, 20:33 PM

In the happiness of the people lies the happiness of the king, says Pranab Mukherjee.

7 June 2018, 20:32 PM

We might be world's fastest growing economy, but we do not appear in World Happiness Index, says Pranab Mukherjee.

7 June 2018, 20:31 PM

We need to move from anger and violence to peace and harmony, says Pranab Mukherjee.

7 June 2018, 20:31 PM

Manifestation of rage is tearing our social fabric, says Pranab Mukherjee.

7 June 2018, 20:29 PM

In a democracy, informed and reasoned public engagement on all issues is essential, says Pranab Mukherjee.

7 June 2018, 20:28 PM

Secularism is the real religion of our country, says Pranab Mukherjee.

7 June 2018, 20:26 PM

From our Constitution flows our nationalism, says Pranab Mukherjee.

7 June 2018, 20:25 PM

What Pandit Nehru wrote in Discovery of India is the real form of nationalism, says Pranab Mukherjee at RSS event in Nagpur.

7 June 2018, 20:23 PM

As Gandhi ji explained, Indian nationalism was not exclusive or distructive, says Pranab Mukherjee.

7 June 2018, 20:21 PM

The concept of modern Indian states are articulated by several thinkers, says Pranab Mukherjee.

7 June 2018, 20:19 PM

If we indulge in hatred and discrimination, then there's threat to our identity, says Pranab Mukherjee.

7 June 2018, 20:18 PM

Pranab Mukherjee hails the era of Samrat Ashok, saying he used sound of drums to promote peace and fraternity

7 June 2018, 20:15 PM

Intolerance hampers our identity as a nation, says Pranab Mukherjee.

7 June 2018, 20:14 PM

Diversity in language and culture is what makes India special, says Pranab Mukherjee at RSS event in Nagpur.

7 June 2018, 20:13 PM

Dedication towards the country is patriotism, doors of India have always been open for people from different parts of the world, says Pranab Mukherjee at RSS event.

7 June 2018, 20:09 PM

I am here to share my understanding with you the concept of nation, nationalism and patriotism in the context of India, that is Bharat, says Pranab Mukherjee

7 June 2018, 20:08 PM

Former President Pranab Mukherjee addresses RSS gathering in Nagpur.

7 June 2018, 20:07 PM

We are what we are, we look the way we are. If you think we are right, come and support us, says Mohan Bhagwat.

7 June 2018, 20:06 PM

Check if what I am saying is right or not, and if you find that it is right, join us and work for Sangh. Anyone is free to walk in and walk out whenever they want, says Mohan Bhagwat.

7 June 2018, 20:00 PM

Sangh is a body that unites people from different walks of society. Wherever they go, RSS workers get the love and support of people, says Mohan Bhagwat.

7 June 2018, 19:55 PM

No matter what the ideology is, no matter what the religion or language is, RSS believes in those who work for the society and influence people around. We have lots of Mahapurush, but we want such karyakartas, says Mohan Bhagwat.

7 June 2018, 19:49 PM

Our vision is that we all are one, some don't understand it, some understand, some people do not want to understand it despite knowing it, and there are some who just do not want to know it, says Mohan Bhagwat.

7 June 2018, 19:47 PM

RSS founder Dr Hedgewar has participated in Congress movements during the freedom struggle, says Mohan Bhagwat.

7 June 2018, 19:44 PM

Governments can do a lot of things, but cannot do everything, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.

7 June 2018, 19:43 PM

The sole motive of different ideologies in India is to take the country forward and change its fate, says Mohan Bhagwat.

7 June 2018, 19:41 PM

No Indian is outsider for another Indian, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.

7 June 2018, 19:41 PM

Sangh wants to unite the whole society, no one is an outsider for RSS, says Mohan Bhagwat

7 June 2018, 19:38 PM

Nothing new has happened this year, such eminent citizens are invited to RSS event every year. We invited him and he accepted the invitation. The debate about why he is attending the event is immaterial, says Mohan Bhagwat.

7 June 2018, 19:36 PM

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat addresses gathering being attended by former President Pranab Mukherjee.

7 June 2018, 19:02 PM

"Exchange of ideologies is an old Indian tradition, and continuous dialogue is the lifestyle of people in India. Both Sangh and Pranab Da know each other's thoughts, still Sangh invited him and he accepted the invitation. This is Indian culture and tradition," tweets RSS.

7 June 2018, 18:52 PM

Congress launchea a scathing attack on the RSS with a video on Twitter, says "Today is a very fitting day to bring you all a primer on what the RSS really stands for".

7 June 2018, 18:45 PM

"It is imperative for all Indians to know what the RSS has historically stood for and to understand what it thinks today. People of India should never forget how antithetical their ideologies are to the idea of India," tweets Congress as Pranab Mukherjee shares stage with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in Nagpur.

7 June 2018, 18:44 PM

7 June 2018, 18:37 PM

7 June 2018, 18:31 PM

Pranab Mukherjee arrives at RSS headquarters in Nagpur along with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, likely to deliver his speech shortly.

7 June 2018, 18:23 PM

Congress leader Anand Sharma further says, "Dialogue can only be with those who are willing to listen, absorb and change. There is nothing to suggest that RSS has moved away from his core agenda as it seeks legitimacy."

7 June 2018, 18:22 PM

"The images of Pranab Da, veteran leader and ideologue at RSS Headquarters have anguished millions of Congress workers and all those who believed in pluralism, diversity and the foundational values of the Indian Republic," tweets Congress leader Anand Sharma.

7 June 2018, 18:07 PM

Pranab Mukherjee expected to deliver his speech at RSS headquarters at 7 pm.

7 June 2018, 17:34 PM

7 June 2018, 17:34 PM

'Today I came here to pay my respect and homage to a great son of Mother India' - Former President Pranab Mukherjee's message in the visitor's book at RSS founder KB Hedgewar's birthplace in Nagpur.

7 June 2018, 17:25 PM

Sources tell Zee News that Pranab Mukherjee's speech will focus on nation, nationalism and patriotism. According to the sources, Mukherjee is not expected any advice to the RSS.

7 June 2018, 17:14 PM

Former President Pranab Mukherjee in conversation with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat at RSS founder KB Hedgewar's birthplace in Nagpur.

7 June 2018, 17:13 PM

7 June 2018, 17:13 PM

Former President Pranab Mukherjee pays tribute to RSS founder KB Hedgewar at the latter's birthplace in Nagpur. Mukherjee is accompanied by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.

7 June 2018, 17:11 PM

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat welcomes former President Pranab Mukherjee at the headquarters of the right-wing organisation in Nagpur.

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