Functionaries from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) are likely to turn up at the offices of Congress president Rahul Gandhi and other Opposition leaders with an invite to attend a three-day lecture series led by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, reported Hindustan Times.

According to the report, the invite by RSS is an attempt to clear the air about the Sangh, which Gandhi recently compared to the Muslim Brotherhood.

RSS’s idea is to invite people from different ideologies for the event and the list has been prepared to include politicians like CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, The Times of India reported.

The event, first of its kind by RSS, will be primarily a three-day lecture series led by Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on the theme, “Future of Bharat: An RSS perspective”.

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“Bhagwat ji will address and interact with select audience comprising prominent citizens on ‘Future of Bharat’ in a three-day lecture series,” RSS preacher pramukh Arun Kumar said, The Times of India reported.

Kumar further added that the lecture series will see the RSS chief presenting the Sangh’s views on various contemporary issues of national importance as people across the country wanted to know and associate with the RSS.

The event will be held at Vigyan Bhawan from 17 September to 19 September.

The invite comes days after the Congress President Rahul Gandhi compared RSS with the Muslim Brotherhood, a Sunni Islamist organisation in the Arab world.

“Both organisations were founded in the 1920s. Both organisations believe in institutional capture. Both organisations view the electoral process as a means of capturing institutions,” he had said during his visit to London.

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