House first for Rahul Gandhi, won’t attend Fidel Castro’s funeral in Havana

Castro had warm relations with the Nehru-Gandhi family and had many meetings with Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: November 29, 2016 12:24 pm
Rahul gandhi, Fidel Castro, Fidel Castro funeral, Rahul Gandhi fidelcastro funeral, Rajnath Singh, Rajnath Singh Fidel Castro funeral, Castro funeral, Fidel Castro funeral, India news Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi at Parliament House during the winter session. (PTI Photo)

The Congress had initially toyed with the idea of Rahul Gandhi joining a cross-party delegation led by Home Minister Rajnath Singh to attend the pre-funeral commemoration of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.

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Castro had warm relations with the Nehru-Gandhi family and had many meetings with Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. But it was felt that Rahul should be available in Delhi as he is slated to take part in the discussion on demonetisation in Lok Sabha if the House resumes normal functioning. It was then decided that senior Congress leader Anand Sharma would represent the party.