Pranab attends Rahul’s Iftar


New Delhi :
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s hosted iftar party turned into a massive show of opposition strength. But the most-watched face there was former President Pranab Mukherjee, whose decision to attend an RSS function had rattled the Congress, his party of five decades.
There had been speculation that Mr Mukherjee would be dropped from the Congress guest list for attending the RSS function on June 7.
Many Congress leaders, including Mr Mukherjee’s daughter Sharmishtha Mukherjee, were apprehensive that his very presence at the function would hand the BJP a potent weapon against the Congress. the Congress later said Mr Mukherjee, with his address, reminded the BJP and its ideological mentor about “India’s pluralism, tolerance, secularism and inclusiveness” but a section still questioned Mr Mukherjee’s decision.