The iftar party hosted by AICC President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday in New Delhi assumed political significance at national level this time. Perhaps, it will the first iftar party hosted by Rahul Gandhi in the capacity of Congress President.
In an attempt to consolidate his strength and also unite all anti BJP forces under a single roof, Rahul is leaving no stone unturned by inviting all strong leaders who launched fight against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government. Among them, Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu's name was also included.
After pulled out of the BJP led NDA, the TDP Chief was critical on BJP leadership by exposing the Centre's failures. Leaders says Rahul extended invitation to Chandrababu along with political bigwigs Mulayam Singh Yadav, Sharad Pawar, Lalu Prasad Yadav etc. However, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was not invited as the TRS Chief had floated the idea of Federal Front to fight against BJP and Congress. The equal distance maintained by KCR with BJP and Congress did not go well in Congress high command.
It is learnt, the issue of not inviting former President Pranab Mukherjee was also resolved. After the news hit the national headlines, Congress changed its stance and invited Pranab to iftar party.