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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat meets President Pranab Mukherjee

Earlier, Bhagwat had called on Pranab Mukherjee to extend Diwali greetings

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

RSS, Mohan Bhagwat
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at 7th Nanaji memorial lecture in New Delhi. File photo

President invited Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief for lunch on at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the saffron outfit said. Bhagwat, who was in Rudrapur on Thursday for the Sangh's volunteer education and training programme, reached the capital on Friday for the meeting, RSS sources said. The timing of the meeting, which comes just ahead of the presidential election, has triggered speculation in some political quarters. The RSS said it was a pre-decided courtesy meet and there was nothing to read into it. Earlier too, Bhagwat had called on to extend Diwali greetings. Both Bhagwat, whose name was proposed by Shiv Sena for the next president, and the incumbent Mukherjee have ruled out themselves from the race for the top constitutional post.

First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 18:18 IST