New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today wished Congress president Rahul Gandhi, wishing him a long and healthy life. Rahul Gandhi turns 48 today; it is his first birthday since taking charge of the Congress last December.
- PM Narendra Modi today wished Congress president Rahul Gandhi
- Mr Gandhi had also wished PM Modi on his birthday on September 17
- PM's message came hours after Mr Gandhi targeted him over Delhi crisis
The PM's message was similar to the one he posted last year.
"Birthday greetings to Congress President Shri @RahulGandhi. I pray for his long and healthy life," PM Modi tweeted.
Rahul Gandhi had also wished PM Modi on his birthday on September 17 last year.
The PM's message was posted hours after Rahul Gandhi targeted the Prime Minister over Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)'s protest at the Lieutenant Governor's home in Delhi.
The Congress chief accused the PM of "turning a blind eye to anarchy".
Delhi CM, sitting in Dharna at LG office.
BJP sitting in Dharna at CM residence.Delhi bureaucrats addressing press conferences.
PM turns a blind eye to the anarchy; rather nudges chaos & disorder.
People of Delhi are the victims, as this drama plays out.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 18, 2018
His tweets taking on the Prime Minister have been acerbic as the two have targeted each other in election campaigns over the past few months.
The PM's birthday message did not include #HappyBirthdayRahulGandhi, which was used by several Congress leaders to wish their chief.
Last year, Rahul Gandhi flew to Italy to spend his birthday with his 93-year-old grandmother. His trip took him away at a politically busy time in Delhi, where opposition parties were trying to come up with a consensus on a new president of India.