Senior leaders in the Congress have advised party president Rahul Gandhi against accepting invite from the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) for its three-day lecture series next month. Reports suggested that the RSS is contemplating over the idea of inviting Rahul Gandhi and CPM's Sitaram Yechury for the event.
During the Congress Core Group meeting in New Delhi on Thursday, Mallikarjun Kharge, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, compared RSS with 'poison' and said everyone knows the consequences of tasting it.
Kharge said the RSS wants to expand and impose its ideology and that there was no need to be a part of its plan.
During his recent Britain visit, Rahul Gandhi had compared RSS with the radical Muslim Brotherhod, which didn't go down well within the saffron organisation.
The RSS had hit back at Rahul Gandhi saying the top Congress leader is yet to understand India.
"Someone still trying to understand India can't understand RSS. Rahul Gandhi should first learn what Muslim Brotherhood has been doing in different countries. Had he known what Muslim Brotherhood is doing, he would not have compared the RSS with it," RSS national media chief Arun Kumar.
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