Cong refutes reports of Pranab not being invited to party's Iftaar

6/12/2018

New Delhi, Refuting reports of former President Pranab Mukherjee not being invited to the Iftaar hosted by Congress president Rahul Gandhi, the party said it has extended an invite to the former President which he has graciously accepted. In a series of tweets, AICC media in charge Randeep Surjewala said, 'Multiple media houses have raised questions on Iftaar invite to CitiznMukherjee on behalf of Congress president.' 'The Congress president has extended an invite to Mr Pranab Mukherjee and he has graciously accepted. Hope this will set to rest unwarranted speculation,' Mr Surjewala posted. In another tweet, he said, 'To set the record straight, May I point out that Pranab Dada had attended the last Iftar get together organised by then Congress President Sonia Gandhi too. Bereft of unwarranted issues, let compassion & friendship for all guide us in the holy month of Ramadan.' The BJP had on Monday alleged that the former President had not been invited to the Iftaar being hosted by the Congress president on June 13.