LS speaker hosts dinner for Vice-Prez Hamid Ansari

New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today hosted a farewell dinner for outgoing Vice-President Hamid Ansari.

The dinner was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet colleagues including Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar.

Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav and Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Gulam Nabi Azad were also present on the ocassion, according to sources in the Lok Sabha secretariat.

Mahajan presented a painting to Ansari, and also gifted a memento to his wife Salma Ansari.

Ansari has served as the 12th Vice-President of the country and also as the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. He will demit his office on August 10.