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JD(S) slams Pranab Mukherjee's visit to RSS headquarters

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

H D Deve Gowda-led JD(S), the Congress' coalition in Karnataka, today voiced its strong opposition to former Pranab Mukherjee's visit to the headquarters in recently.

The JD(S) slammed Mukherjee for describing founder as "great son of Mother India".

"He should not have gone there. People will not remember his speech, but the photo clippings. This will legitimise the RSS," JD(S) Danish told reporters here.

The former president's decision to address the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's (RSS) Shiksha Varg and attend a parade by Sangh workers on June 7 has raised quite a few eyebrows in the political circle.

The visit had also not gone down well with the leaders initially, though they heaped praise on Mukherjee's speech at the event.

Responding to a query on the proposed 'one nation one election', said the JD(S) and several other opposition parties were opposed to the idea.

"It is not possible as each state has its own issues," he said.

The JD(S) leader also demanded that elections be conducted through ballot papers as he said that several parties have raised fingers at the credibility of electronic voting machines (EVMs).

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 22:15 IST
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