Mamata Declines Sonia’s Iftar Invitation

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Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has declined the invitation of Congress President Sonia Gandhi on the eve of Iftar, said sources from Nabanna.

Mamata declined the invitation saying that she too will be hoisting an Iftar party in the state and want to celebrate the festival here. On the other hand CPM leader Sitaram Yechuri has also refused to attend Sonia’s party, although Mohammad Salim will attend the eve.

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On the trail of Mamata and Yechuri, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav too declined Sonia’s invitation. However as an explanation Lalu said he too will be hosting an Iftar party in Bihar.

Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi will be holding a party on July 13 on the eve of Iftar in her Delhi residence. Gandhi’s political guest list includes Janata parivar leaders such Mulayam Singh Yadav, Lalu Prasad, Nitish Kumar, Sharad Yadav and BSP’s Mayawati. The guest line also means a mini get together of recently stitched anti-BJP alliance comprising RJD, JD (U), Congress and NCP for the Bihar elections.