Accepting RSS invite will amount to inviting destruction: Owaisi

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Hyderabad : Amid reports that the RSS is planning to invite Congress President Rahul Gandhi and other opposition leaders to its meeting, MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday said those accepting the invite will be inviting destruction.

The Hyderabad MP ruled out accepting the RSS invitation, saying he would never do the “stupidity” displayed by former President Pranab Mukherjee who attended an RSS event

“This is the time to show the difference. Just because BJP is in power, one should not succumb or prostrate before such an ideology,” he told reporters.

Owaisi was reacting to media reports that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is planning to invite Rahul Gandhi, other opposition leaders and even some Muslim leaders to its three-day lecture series ‘Future of Bharat: An RSS perspective’ in New Delhi from September 17.

The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) President said he always rejected the RSS ideology as they believe in Hindu nationalism while he, like most Indians, believed in Indian nationalism.

On BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s tweet that businessman Vijay Mallya escaped from India because the lookout notice against him was downgraded after he met someone powerful in the Finance Ministry, the MIM chief said if Swamy had the courage of conviction, he should move the court of law and take this matter to a logical conclusion.–IANS

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