New Delhi, June 12: Union Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is all set to host an Iftar party for divorced women and their families tomorrow in the national capital. Naqvi, is perhaps the sole Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader to be holding an Iftar party. While the BJP leaders in government don’t usually host Iftar party, Naqvi’s gesture comes as a welcome change.
Last week, President Ram Nath Kovind’s office too announced that the President would not host any religious celebrations, that included Iftar party as well.
Recently, BJP MLA from Hyderabad Raja Singh, raised eyebrows with his statement when he said that Iftar parties are hosted by those who are in dire need of votes. In his statement, the BJP MLA said “vote ke bhikaari” hold Iftar parties. A case was later registered against him for hurting the religious sentiments.
Meanwhile, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will be holding Iftar party tomorrow at the Taj Palace Hotel in Delhi after a gap of years. Gandhi has called upon former president Pranab Mukherjee to the religious celebration. Opposition parties leaders from- Samajwadi Party (SP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Trinamool Congress (TMC), Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), National Conference, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Communist Party of India (Marxist), have been invited too and they’ve accepted the invitation.