Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has been invited to attend the reception of US President Donald Trump, a source said on Sunday.
The reception programme which will be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on February 25, will be witnessed by the floor leaders of both the House of Parliament.
However, it could not be confirmed yet whether Azad would attend the function or not as he is currently out of Delhi.
However, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had declined the invitation to attend the Presidential banquet. He said since the party president Sonia Gandhi has not been invited, he will also not attend the event.
As per the schedule of the US President, there is no mention of him meeting with any opposition leaders.
Earlier, Congress had said it has not received any invitations yet for its leaders to meet US President for his upcoming visit.
“If any invitation comes, we will take a view on it,” Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma said.