New Delhi/Nagpur: Congress president Sonia Gandhi has announced the cancellation of her customary Iftaar party this year, sending ripples down the line. Partymen say the cancellation is the result of a combination of factors.
The first is that Rahul Gandhi, the Congress vice-president, is out of the country. With reports of his imminent takeover doing the rounds, the party brass felt his absence from the Iftaar celebrations will send confusing signals.
The second and perhaps the most compelling reason is that in the wake of the recent developments over the Goods and Services Tax bill, the party feels isolated politically.
So, playing it safe, the party announced that they would distribute sweets to under-privileged children.