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Manmohan to skip President Kovind's banquet for Trump

Feb 24, 2020 23:25 IST

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh will not be attending Tuesday’s banquet for US President Donald Trump at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, news agency PTI reported. Singh had initially accepted the invite but later, expressed his inability to attend the dinner, sources closed to him told the news agency. Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury is also skipping the banquet hosted by President Ram Nath Kovind in protest over the party’s top leaders not being extended an invitation. Deputy Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Anand Sharma too had criticised the Government for ignoring the opposition leaders.

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