Sonia, Rahul, Former PM Manmohan Singh not invited for Prez’s dinner hosted for President Trump

New Delhi: Senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury have been invited for the dinner hosted by President Ram Nath Kovind for his US counterpart Donald Trump on February 25. Among the Opposition leaders, the invitation has been sent to only two Congress leaders until now.
Early on Saturday, Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma stated that no proposal has reached the grand old party to hold meetings with the visiting dignitaries. Former President Manmohan Singh, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi or Congress’ Rahul Gandhi have not received an invite from the President. He said, “There is a formality, the leader of the opposition is invited by the (US) president. However, no such proposal has reached us.”
On February 25 evening, the US president will be meeting President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. A banquet will be hosted by President Kovind in honor of US President Donald Trump.
The Gujarat government is reportedly also spending roughly 80 crores on the beautification process which includes painting walls with a message of harmony between the ‘world’s largest and world’s oldest democracies’– India and US. Moreover, ahead of Trump’s visit to the Taj Mahal on February 25, officials have stated that the water from the Ganga has been released in the Yamuna to temporarily revive the river. It was reported that over 100 crore rupees are being spent to host the US President’s first India visit.

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