Modi wishes Sonia Gandhi on her birthday

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today wished Congress president Sonia Gandhi on her birthday, praying for a healthy life. Sonia turned 73 today.

“Birthday wishes to Mrs. Sonia Gandhi Ji. Praying for her long life and good health,” the Prime Minister wrote on Twitter.┬áModi and Sonia are political rivals and have hit out at each other on various occasions.

Top Congress leaders extended birthday wishes to party chief Sonia. Sonia, however, is not celebrating her birthday in the wake of rape incidents in various parts of the country and concerns over women’s security, sources said.

“The longest serving Congress president, Sonia Gandhi’s exemplary strength of character has inspired generations of Congress leaders. Her strength, dignity, compassion and grace has united us and made us strong. We wish her a very happy birthday,” a tweet from the party’s official Twitter handle said.

Senior Congress leaders Kumari Selja, Manish Tewari, Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, Milind Deora, Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev, Youth Congress chief Srinivas B V, were among those who wished the party chief early in the morning.