Iftar politics: Rahul breaks fast with Pranab and other leaders
Iftar takes a political spin as Rahul Gandhi hosts an iftar party at the Taj Hotel in New Delhi.
This is Rahul's first iftar gathering after taking over as Congress president.
The Congress extended an invitation to a host of politicians from the opposition. An invitation was also sent to former President Pratibha Patil and Vice-President Hamid Ansari.
Former president Pranab Mukherjee also accepted Congress' invite for the iftar function.
Photos and videos tweeted by the Congress party's official twitter handle show Rahul Gandhi enjoying dinner with former presidents Pratibha Patil and Pranab Mukherjee.
Congress leaders Manmohan Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ahmed Patel also became part of the festivities.
CPM leaders Sitaram Yechury, JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav were also present at the get-together. Meanwhile, top opposition leaders like Sharad Pawar, Mayawati and Mamata Banerjee missed Rahul Gandhi's iftar cookout.
Russian Ambassador to India Nikolay R Kudashev also attended Rahul Gandhi's iftar.
The last iftar hosted by the Congress was in 2015.
'HAVE YOU SEEN MODI'S FITNESS VIDEO?'
Seems like PM Modi's fitness video was a favourite topic of discussion during the party. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi was seen mentioning and discussing the fitness video to several leaders.
"Have you seen the PM 's fitness video? It is bizarre," Rahul said.