“His dream was to be member of the Congress Working Committee. He became member of the CWC and remained dedicated to the party. He was dedicated to the values of the Congress,” Varma said.
Jangipur was the only Lok Sabha constituency from where Pranab Mukherjee fought and won two consecutive elections at the fag-end of a long political career spanning five decades.
The former President, who had tested positive for the coronavirus, died on Monday, weeks after his brain surgery. He was 84.
Pranab was speaking at the launch of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia's book titled 'Shiksha' in Delhi on Teachers' Day on Thursday.
Vajpayee was a democrat to the core, Mukherjee said as he expressed sadness at his demise.
After Pranab Mukherjee's speech in Nagpur, former SP leader Amar Singh says 'RSS does not believe in opportunistic politics'
Expelled Samajwadi Party Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh while supporting the RSS said that the organisation never believed in opportunistic politics and all political parties should learn lesson from it.
Hindutva organisation's joint general secretary Manmohan Vaidya said, 'We denounce and strongly condemn lowly act of these divisive political forces who are deliberately trying to defame the RSS'
Advani lauded Mukherjee, who has had decades of association with the Congress, for accepting the invitation of the Hindutva organisation and its chief Mohan Bhagwat for inviting him.
Besides Chidambaram, other Congress leaders including Anand Sharma and Randeep Surjewala also lauded Mukherjee's speech at the event.
Former President spends the day at Sangh founder’s residence and in understanding the nitty-gritties of RSS cadres’ training and works
On Mukherjee's speech at the event, General Secretary Mohammed Salim Engineer said that the former President has spoken "nothing new".
Trinamool Congress on Thursday expressed "shock" over former President Pranab Mukherjee attending an event at the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh's Nagpur headquarters.
Addressing an RSS event in Nagpur, former President Pranab Mukherjee said the soul of India resides in pluralism and tolerance.
"In the 'history capsule' delivered by Pranab Mukherjee at the RSS headquarters, the absence of Mahatma Gandhi and his assassination speaks volumes," Yechury tweeted.
Will RSS-BJP accept Pranab Mukherjee's sagacious advice and change their 'character, thought process', asks Congress
Congress communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala said that Mukherjee, in his speech at RSS headquarter in Nagpur, reminded them of India's pluralism, tolerance, secularism and inclusiveness.
Guests at RSS function included Lal Bahadur Shastri's son, members from Subhash Chandra Bose's family
The guests along with former President Pranab Mukherjee had dinner with over 700 participants of the SSV after the valedictory function.
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan terms Pranab Mukherjee's visit to RSS headquarters a 'shock to nationalists'
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today condemned the visit of former president and Congress veteran Pranab Mukherjee to the RSS headquarters at Nagpur.
Any attempt to define India through religion, intolerance will dilute its existence: Pranab Mukherjee at RSS event in Nagpur
At the event, Mukherjee said intolerance will only dilute India' national identity and Indian nationalism emanated from universalism, assimilation and co-existence.
Speaking ahead of Mukherjee's speech, Bhagwat said Mukherjee will remain what he is and the Sangh will remain the Sangh even after the event.
Mukherjee's decision to attent the RSS event has already triggered a major political slugfest with several Congress leaders criticising his decision.