Pranab Mukherjee's recent visit to RSS headquarters and his speech continue to hit the headlines every now and then. Amidst this, rumours had spread like wildfire that Congress president Rahul Gandhi had not invited Pranab for the party's Iftar party to be held on June 13 in Delhi. Quashing those rumours, Congress party in its latest statement confirmed Pranab's attendance for the Iftar party. It said that the party president Rahul Gandhi, who will be hosting the Iftar, has invited Pranab Dada and the senior leader readily agreed his invite.
Congress communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala said Mukherjee was invited by the Congress chief for the event and he has readily accepted the invite. Multiple media houses have raised questions on Iftar invite to Pranab Mukherjee on behalf of Congress president. Congress president has extended an invite to Sh Pranab Mukherjee and he has graciously accepted. Hope this will set to rest unwarranted speculation, Surjewala said.
This is going to be the first Iftar party by Rahul Gandhi as Congress president. Earlier, the party had given the annual ritual a miss in the last two years. The last Iftar party was hosted by then Congress president Sonia Gandhi which was also attended by Pranab.
Meanwhile, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal was said to be not invited for this grand Iftar party which will see attendance of several political stalwarts cutting across states.