LS speaker hosts dinner for Vice President Hamid Ansari

RSTV Bureau

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan hosted a farewell dinner for outgoing Vice-President Hamid Ansari.

Vice President Hamid Ansari with wife Salma and Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for his farewell dinner hosted by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan at Parliament in New Delhi

Vice President Hamid Ansari with wife Salma and Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for his farewell dinner hosted by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan at Parliament in New Delhi

The dinner was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet colleagues including Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar.

Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav and Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Gulam Nabi Azad were also present on the occasion, according to sources in the Lok Sabha secretariat.

Mahajan presented a painting to Ansari, and also gifted a memento to his wife Salma Ansari.

Ansari has served as the 12th Vice-President of the country and also as the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. He will demit his office on August 10.

Here are some pictures from the farewell dinner.

Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Parliament in New Delhi

Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Parliament in New Delhi

Vice President Hamid Ansari with wife Salma and Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for his farewell dinner hosted by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan at Parliament in New Delhi

Vice President Hamid Ansari with wife Salma and Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for his farewell dinner hosted by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan at Parliament in New Delhi

Vice President Hamid Ansari with wife Salma and Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for his farewell dinner hosted by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan at Parliament in New Delhi

Vice President Hamid Ansari with wife Salma and Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for his farewell dinner hosted by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan at Parliament in New Delhi

Vice President Hamid Ansari with wife Salma and Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for his farewell dinner hosted by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan at Parliament in New Delhi

Vice President Hamid Ansari with wife Salma and Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for his farewell dinner hosted by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan at Parliament in New Delhi