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Manmohan, Rahul cutting cake amid buzz over film

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Published : Dec 29, 2018, 1:48 am IST
Updated : Dec 29, 2018, 6:35 am IST

Other leaders like Motilal Vohra and Ahmed Patel were seated next to the Congress chief.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma on the 134th Congress Foundation Day, at party headquarters in New Delhi, on Friday. (Photo: Asian Age)
 Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma on the 134th Congress Foundation Day, at party headquarters in New Delhi, on Friday. (Photo: Asian Age)

New Delhi: Amid buzz over a biopic that appears to highlight a rift within the Congress during the Dr Manmohan Singh years, the Former Prime minister and Congress president Rahul Gandhi cut a cake together to mark 134 years of the grand old party.

The image of the joint cake-cutting caught the attention of social media, which has seen a huge buzz over the trailer release of the Manmohan Singh film The Accidental Prime Minister. Mr Gandhi was seen cutting a slice of the dark chocolate cake and serving it to Dr Singh on a plate. Other leaders like Motilal Vohra and Ahmed Patel were seated next to the Congress chief.

The occasion was the birthday of senior leader and former defence minister A.K. Antony. When former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh was asked about the film the film by a news agency, he replied, “I have no comments to make.”

Earlier several leaders were up in arms when the movie was released. The film portrayed emergency years and was loosely based on the character of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. It also portrayed the late Congress leader Sanjay Gandhi.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor tweeted, “Delig-htful moment after the @incindia Foundation Day flag-raising when @RahulGandhi gets former PM Manmohan Singh to cut a cake. Since it’s also A.K. Antony’s birthday a second cake was cut. Sweet tidings for the party!”

This year, the foundation day celebrations for the Congress are sweeter after the party swept the heartland states of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

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