The Iftaar at Mr Yadav’s 5, Circular Road residence coincided with a similar feast for rozedars held at the Haj Bhavan, which was organized by the ruling Janata Dal United in Bihar and where the actor-turned-politician remained absent.
“It is an auspicious and happy occasion. Iftaar parties are a part of our composite culture. Lalu Prasad (RJD chief) is my dear friend. I am delighted to be among my family friends,” Mr Sinha told reporters.
Asked why he skipped the Iftaar hosted by the JDU, the Patna Sahib lawmaker claimed he did not have knowledge of the Haj House function.
Asked whether his presence at a function hosted by an opposition party leader while skipping the one hosted by an ally of his party could lead to bitterness, he asserted “iftaar only sweetens relationships”.