New Delhi : The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will hold its own function on May 13 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the 1857 revolt.
The celebrations, being held separately, assume political significance because the RSS and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have not been invited to the official function being held at Red Fort here May 11.
BJP parliamentary party spokesman Vijay Kumar Malhotra said: "They have not invited the BJP saying that we never participated in the freedom movement. This way you should not have invited the Communists also."
The invitees to the function, which will be addressed by RSS chief K.C. Sudarshan, are all RSS outfits. These include Rashtravadi Muslim Morcha, Puru Sainik Seva Parishad, Rashtriya Sikh Sangat and Bharat Tibet Parivar.
Syed Shahnawaz Husain, convenor of the Muslim Morcha, is the only BJP leader invited to the celebration, party sources said.