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India Pranab Mukherjee among Congress, Oppn leaders attend Rahul Gandhi’s Iftar party

19:20  13 june  2018
19:20  13 june  2018 Source:   hindustantimes.com

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New Delhi, Jun 12 (PTI) Former presidents Pranab Mukherjee and Pratibha Patil, ex-vice president Hamid Ansari and several opposition leaders are likely to attend an Iftar being hosted by Congress president Rahul Gandhi tomorrow.

This is the first time that Rahul Gandhi will host an Iftar , which marks the breaking of the fast during Ramzan, after taking charge as the party ’ s president. While there was speculation through the day about whether former president Pranab Mukherjee will attend the event, Congress clarified late in

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Leaders of Congress and opposition parties, including former President Pranab Mukherjee, and attended the Iftar party hosted by Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former President Pratibha Patil and former Vice President Hamid Ansari were among the dignitaries who attended the function at a hotel where leaders from opposition parties, including rebel Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav, Communist Party of India-Marxist general secretary Sitaram Yechury, Janata Dal-Secular leader Danish Ali, Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi and Bahujan Samaj Party’s Satish Chandra Mishra were also present.

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi is set to host an Iftar party in the national capital on June 13. According to sources, no invitation has been given for the Iftar party to former President Pranab Mukherjee and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

In wake of reports that former President Pranab Mukherjee was not invited for the Iftar party to be hosted by Congress President Rahul Gandhi on June 13, the party clarified that an invite was extended to him and he has accepted it.

Nationalist Congress Party leader DP Tripathi, DMK’s Kanimozhi, Rashtriya Janata Dal MP Manoj Jha, and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha’s Hemant Soren were the other opposition leaders who were present along with Congress leaders P Chidambaram and AK Antony.

Mukherjee, whose acceptance of the RSS invite became a matter of big controversy, greeted those present at the function as he moved among the guests. Rahul Gandhi welcomed him and other guests.

There was even speculation whether Mukherjee would be invited but the party issued an official statement to set at rest any such reports by saying that the former President has indeed been invited.

Mukherjee left after a while.

Watch: President Kovind scraps annual Iftar dinner

(Video by Times of India)

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