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Seating arrangement: No front row seat for Rahul Gandhi at R-Day parade

Ahead of occupying their seats, Advani greeted Sonia Gandhi as did external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj

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— after the party fumed over his seating arrangement in the sixth row at the Parade — had a front row seat in the Central Hall of Parliament during the President's address to the joint sitting of both Houses on Monday. Sonia Gandhi, former president, was also seated in the front row alongside senior leader LK Advani, while former prime minister was seated on the other side. Ahead of occupying their seats, Advani greeted as did external affairs minister and Union minister Ramdas Athawale.

Among other Opposition leaders seated in the front row were Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was seated next to Finance Minister veteran Murli Manohar Joshi got a seat in the third row along with National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah. Ahead of them in the second row were NCP chief Sharad Pawar and SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav.

First Published: Mon, January 29 2018. 21:52 IST
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