Rahul Gandhi hosts first iftar party as Congress president

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi hosted an Iftar party on Tuesday, which saw the presence of former presidents Pranab Mukherjee and Pratibha Patil, former vice president Hamid Ansari.

Congress leaders like Randeep Singh Surjewala, Anand Sharma, Ghulam Nabi Azad, and prominent actress Nafisa Ali attended the get-together, at a hotel in New Delhi.

Opposition leaders like Praful Patel, Sharad Yadav, Sitaram Yechuri, Satish Mishra, Ramgopal Yadav, Kanimozhi, Omar Abdullah, D Raja and Dinesh Trivedi were also present at the dinner.

Rahul Gandhi also welcomed foreign delegates, including Russian Ambassador to India Nikolay R Kudashev.

The Congress President took to Twitter and said, “Good food, friendly faces and great conversation make for a memorable Iftar! We were honoured to have two former Presidents, Pranab Da & Smt Pratibha Patil ji join us, along with leaders from different political parties, the media, diplomats and many old & new friends.”

However, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi missed the party owing to her ongoing treatment abroad. (ANI)