Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with several other leaders greeted former Congress president Sonia Gandhi on her 72nd birthday on Sunday and prayed for the senior Congress leaders long life and happiness.
"Best wishes to Smt. Sonia Gandhi Ji on her birthday. I pray for her long and healthy life," Modi tweeted.
Born in 1946 in Lusiana, Italy, Gandhi turned 72 on Sunday.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee also wished Sonia on her birthday. She tweeted: "My best wishes on your birthday Sonia Gandhi Ji. I pray for your long life and happiness in all you do."
Trinamool Congress sources said Banerjee is likely to leave for New Delhi in the afternoon and meet Sonia Gandhi later in the day.
In the national capital, Banerjee is likely to meet leaders of political parties opposed to the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) for talks on the proposed joint front for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
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Updated Date: Dec 09, 2018 14:50:11 IST