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LoP Dhanani hosts lunch, Congress leaders relish and talk polls
Ahmedabad: Amidst rumours of infighting within the Congress party camp flying around and its state leaders being criticized for a leadership crisis, senior party members gathered at leader of opposition in the Gujarat assembly Paresh Dhanani’s residence for lunch last week.
Commenting on the meeting that took place in his Gandhinagar home, Dhanani confirmed that he invited MLAs and leaders of the party over to discuss the roadmap for the upcoming 2022 state assembly elections. “Being the host, I presented a traditional Gujarati lunch to my guests.
There was undhiyu, keri no ras (mango pulp), paneer sabzi, dal (lentils), bhat (rice), puri, rotli, bhakhri and chhaas. The spread was prepared keeping in mind the different tastes of the guests,” he said.
Interestingly, the keri no ras served was made from the mangoes sourced from Dhanani’s own farm, and was enjoyed by all leaders.
Former Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Arjun Modhwadia, who is known to have a strict diet, opted to consume just rice.
According to sources, Modhwadia prefers to have a simple meal, prepared by his own cook. Talking about his good habits, the veteran leader stated, “That day, I had acidity issues. I had only rice because I am choosy about what I eat. I had a good time with all the leaders.”
The lunch was also partaken by senior party leaders namely Bharatsinh Solanki, Deepak Babaria, Tushar Chaudhary, among others.