Suresh Prabhu was chief guest at event in which Priyanka Vadra met Chinese envoy
An event of the Chinese embassy at which Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and her husband Robert Vadra were present incidentally had Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu as the chief guest. There were reports in the media which flashed pictures of the event showing Priyanka and Robert standing with the Chinese envoy. Questions such as why they met with the Chinese envoy were being asked.
The office of Priyanka issued a response stating that they had been invited for a Chinese food fest at the Taj Palace by the Chinese embassy.
The event, Bite of Diaoyutai Cuisine in New Delhi's Taj Palace hotel was co-hosted by the Chinese embassy. The website of the embassy says that, "the Chinese Embassy co-hosted the "Chinese Diaoyutai Cuisine Festival" with Diaoyutai State Guest House and Taj Palace Hotel. Chinese Ambassador H.E. Mr. Luo Zhaohui and his wife Dr. Jiang Yili, President of the Diaoyutai State Guest House Ambassador Zhang Junsai attended the inauguration.'
Further the website goes on to say," The Indian Minister of Railways the Honorable Suresh Prabhu participated the festival as the Chief Guest. More than 100 distinguished dignitaries, including political parties leaders, Members of Parliaments, government officials, scholars of think tanks, media, and diplomats in India were present."
The embassy's website also said, " Mr. Suresh Prabhu delivered a warm speech, praised the Chinese food with the hope of seeing more and more Chinese restaurants in India."