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Pranab Mukherjee to attend Cong's Iftar event

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Former will attend the hosted by here on June 13.

marks the customary breaking of the daylong fast during the holy month of Ramzan.

communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala said was invited by the for the event and he has readily accepted the invite.

The ex-had raised quite a few eyebrows with his recent visit to the The visit had left several Congress leaders and his own family members miffed and anguished.

Multiple have raised questions on invite to on behalf of Congress president. Congress president has extended an invite to Sh Mukherjee and he has graciously accepted. Hope this will set to rest unwarranted speculation, Surjewala said.

He tweeted saying Mukherjee had attended the last Iftar organised by then Congress president

To set the record straight, May I point out that Pranab Dada had attended the last Iftar get-together organised by then Congress President, too.

Bereft of unwarranted issues, let compassion and friendship for all guide us in the holy month of Ramadan, he said.

will play host at this year's Iftar scheduled to be held at a luxury hotel in the city. It will be the Gandhi scion's first Iftar event after taking over the reins of the party.

The Congress had given its Iftar ritual a miss in the last two years.

The party conventionally invites leaders of all faiths as well as top diplomats to the event.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 23:30 IST