GUWAHATI, June 5 - Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Ripun Bora today requested former President of India Pranab Mukherjee to reconsider his (Mukherjee�s) decision to address the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangha (RSS) cadres at Nagpur on June 7.
Bora, in a letter to the former President, said that Mukherjee would always be remembered by the Congressmen in the country for standing as a pillar for the party during the most critical period it faced post Emergency.
Bora said the RSS never respects the National Flag and it is propagating the idea of one nation and one religion by ignoring the pluralistic essence of the Indian society. For that purpose, it has now created an atmosphere of mutual hatred, mistrust and schism among the people on the basis of caste, creed, etc.
During the four-year rule of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government at the Centre, this organisation has triggered religious intolerance and polarization in society in the name of religion, the APCC president said in support of his appeal.