Published On : Thu, Jun 7th, 2018

The real reason why President Kovind won’t host Iftar party

President Ram Nath Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind will not host an Iftar party this year, in accordance with his decision to not observe any religious functions inside Rashtrapati Bhawan at taxpayers’ expense.Kovind, who assumed office last July, decided not to use Rashtrapati Bhavan for any religious observance.

“After the President took over office, he decided there would be no religious celebrations or observances in a public building such as Rashtrapati Bhavan on taxpayer expense,” Press Secretary to President Ashok Malik told media.

“President Kovind did not celebrate any religious festivities such as Diwali, Christmas and Holi though he wished all fellow citizens on every major religious festival since he assumed office last July,” he added.