The RSS's decision to invite Pranab Mukherjee to address its volunteers last month, and the latter's decision to accept the invitation, had raised many eyebrows
Her remarks came as the Monsoon Session of Parliament is set to begin on July 18. It will have nearly 18 sittings.
Gandhi took a dig at the Union minister for breaking the news on Facebook and questioned whether Jaitley, who held the finance portfolio before undergoing a kidney transplant surgery in mid-May, continued to be the finance minister.
In 2010, when Singh was the Congress General Secretary, he had written a letter to the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh detailing the spate of bomb blasts in the country between 1992 and 2008 involving organisations which were affiliated with the RSS.
BJP president Amit Shah is expected to attend the exercise tomorrow.
The court framed charges against the Congress leader under IPC sections 499 (defamation) and 500 (punishment for defamation).
The court had on May 2 asked Gandhi to appear before it today to record his plea in the defamation case filed by RSS worker Rajesh Kunte in 2014.
"Barring their (RSS) own, they want to silence all other voices, destroy the Constitution and do away with the freedom of the constitutional bodies," Gandhi was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the Seva Dal.
Pranab Mukherjee's decision to address the RSS Shiksha Varg and attend a parade by Sangh workers on June 7 has raised quite a few eyebrows in the political circle.
The former president's daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee, took to Twitter to express her anger and accused the BJP/RSS of morphing the image.
Mukherjee warned that any attempt to define India through "religion, hatred, dogmas and intolerance" will dilute our existence and said public discourse must be freed of all forms of violence, as he addressed an RSS event despite criticism by the Congress and his family.
Speaking ahead of Mukherjee's speech, Bhagwat said Mukherjee would remain what he was and the Sangh would remain the Sangh even after the event.
Mukherjee particularly highlighted the imperative to free public discourse from all forms of violence, besides putting compassion, harmony and non-violence as the centre stage of public life, Surjewala said.
Mukherjee said intolerance will only dilute India' national identity and Indian nationalism emanated from universalism, assimilation and co-existence.
The former President is set to address Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh workers and it remains to be seen what he would say, considering his earlier stand against the Sangh. Stay tuned for all the live updates.
Mukherjee, who had been in the Congress for most of his political career , will attend the valedictory function of the 'Sangh Shiksha Varg'. Congress leaders have urged him not to attend the event in the "interest of secularism". Despite the reservations expressed by the Congress leaders, Mukherjee will attend the event.
"These are not Samanvay (coordination) meetings neither these are decision-making meetings," RSS all-India prachar pramukh Arun Kumar said in a statement.
It reveals Modi's plan to appoint officers of RSS's choice into the central services by manipulating the merit list using subjective criteria, instead of exam rankings, Rahul Gandhi claimed.
"BJP is trying to enter South India through Karnataka and we should stop them. It is a danger signal for the diversity of South India," he added. Sharply criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chidambaram said he should maintain the dignity of his post.
The SJM's letter to the prime minister, asking him to ensure that interest of those at the bottom of the pyramid in retail and agriculture space are safeguarded, came on a day Walmart Inc acquired 77 percent stake in Flipkart.
SJM has previously suggested that the government monetise Air India's assets to repay debt, rather than selling its stake
In a statement, RSS' 'prachar pramukh' (chief information officer) Arun Kumar said the Sangh has been working towards creating a cohesive society on the basis of love and affection where it wants everyone to live in harmony without any caste based discrimination.
Congress leaders Kapil Sibal and Vivek Tankha said they agreed with the Supreme Court's contention that PILs are filed for political considerations and with the hope of an intended outcome and alleged the current case was done on the directions of RSS leader Bhayyaji Joshi.
Shah arrived at the RSS headquarters in the city's Mahal area around 12.20 pm and left at 4.40 pm.
Bhiwandi Judicial Magistrate A A Shaikh was slated to frame charges, a crucial prosecution step heralding formal trial, in the case filed by an RSS worker.