Taj Pratap-Aishwarya Rai pre-wedding ceremony: See pictures from Mehendi-Sangeet

Marsha Scott
May 13, 2018

As reported, the Jharkhand Advocate General and the Superintendent of Police (SP) gave a "no-objection" certificate to the former Chief Minister of Bihar so he could attend the wedding of his son.

He exchanged pleasantries with Prasad and later sat on the dais flanked by the RJD chief and Rabri Devi.

Lalu Prasad arrived here on Thursday from Ranchi on parole for three days to attend the elder son's marriage. "Tumhare paair padte hin mere ghar mein sab kuch accha hone laga hai (You are very auspicious and lucky as everything has started falling in line with your entry into our family)". With the political heavyweights descending to Patna for blessing Tej Pratap, the uncommon sights and sounds will surely be highlighted.

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Aishwarya Rai is the daughter of a former minister and six times RJD MLA Chandrika Rai. The mandap was decorated with yellow and pink curtains, coconut fronds and banana trees. A lavish spread of vegetarian dishes, prepared by way of a Kanpur-based caterer, was set out for its guests. Parsad, incarcerated at the jail in Jharkhand after his conviction in three fodder scam cases, was being treated at a Ranchi hospital for a host of ailments, including diabetes and kidney disease. "The marriage was finalized in March", said a member of RJD's women cell, adding Rabri personally selected Aishwarya to be her daughter-in-law. The couple had got engaged in a ceremony at Hotel Maurya in Patna on 18 April.

Prominent among top Opposition leaders who attended the wedding included former Uttar Pradesh CM and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav, who came with his wife Dimple; senior Congress leaders Digvijay Singh and Sanjay Nirupam; NCP leaders Praful Patel and Tarique Anwar; rebel JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav; and RLD chief Ajit Singh.

Speaking about the wedding arrangements and the huge turnout of guests at the main wedding venue, RJD spokesperson Bhai Birendra claimed that, "All of us are happy today because Tej Pratap Yadav got married in the presence of our leader Lalu Yadav".

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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