He may be the aam aadmi’s chief minister, but his parties are definitely not for the aam aadmi.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s iftar party on Sunday was a political blockbuster. Political leaders cutting across party lines made their presence felt at the CM’s event where hugs, handshakes and intense conversations were on display.
What’s the joke here? Vice President Hamid Ansari, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Congress’s Sheila Dikshit share a laugh. Bonhomie was the theme of the party with political differences and animosity being kept aside for the night. Photograph: Kamal Singh/PTI
Hum bhai-bhai hai: Despite their ongoing battle, which is known to all, Kejriwal and Jung were all smiles and hugs at the party. Who would have thought they were fighting? The two also used the party to try to thaw relations and put an end to their ‘sour relationships’. Photograph: Kamal Singh/PTI
No politics here: Several VIPs were invited to the Iftar party, including the Pakistan’s High Commissioner Abdul Basit. It appears that the Delhi CM was in no mood to talk about Pakistan politics. Photograph: Kamal Singh/PTI
Namastes and skull caps: Vice President Hamid Ansari also made the guestlist at the iftar party hosted by Kejriwal at the Palika Services Officers Institute at Nehru Park in Chanakyapuri area. Photograph: Kamal Singh/PTI
Sorry Mamata di couldn’t’ make it: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee deputed TMC MPs Derek OBrien and Sukhendu Sekhar Roy to attend Kejriwal’s party after she was unable to attend the event after accepting his invitation. After she had announced, she would have to miss the event, Kejriwal had tweeted, “@MamataOfficial Thank u Mamta Di. I wish you cud come. We will miss you.” Photograph: Kamal Singh/PTI
The only representative from the Bharatiya Janata Party was opposition leader in the Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta. Photograph: Kamal Singh/PTI