From Bollywood actors to world leaders, Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes it a point to wish them on their birthdays on Twitter.
Today, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi added to that list. The PM wished Rahul on the latter’s 45th birthday today, praying for his ‘good health and long life.’
Wishing the Congress Vice President, Shri Rahul Gandhi a Happy Birthday. I pray for his good health & long life. @OfficeOfRG
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 19, 2015
In response, @OfficeofRG tweeted thanking the PM for his wishes.
Thank you for your best wishes @narendramodi
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) June 19, 2015
In the general elections last year, both leaders had squared off in a bitter contest that saw vicious attacks against each other.
Unlike previous birthdays, Rahul is set to celebrate the special day in India. On previous occasions, he has always travelled abroad to celebrate his birthday.
This year is clearly different. Rahul, who has battled a string of defeats for his party starting with the massive loss in the parliamentary elections last year, had set out on a sabbatical earlier this year. After two months, he came back rejuvenated, setting out on padyatras in rural hamlets and cornering the government in Parliament.