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Lalu's son Tej Pratap ties knot with RJD MLA's daughter, Nitish blesses

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

RJD Tej Pratap Yadav, the elder son of former chief ministers and Rabri Devi, today tied the knot with Aishwarya Rai, the daughter of a party MLA.

A galaxy of VIPs and thousands of commoners attended the wedding ceremony at the sprawling veterinary college ground.

Governor Satya Pal Mallik, Ram Vilas Paswan, and several of his cabinet colleagues, veteran socialist were there to bless the couple.

The entire top brass of the (RJD) stood at the entrance to welcome the guests.

Nitish Kumar, who has strained relations with the RJD chief's family ever since walked away from the and returned to the BJP-led NDA, was greeted with loud cheers from the gathering.

He exchanged pleasantries with Prasad and later sat on the dais flanked by the and

Prasad's younger son and former deputy and daughter Misa Bharti, a Rajya Sabha MP, greeted Kumar.

Other dignitaries who came to the city earlier to bless the couple included former Uttar Pradesh and his wife Dimple Yadav, NCP Praful Patel, leader and

Prasad, convicted and jailed in cases of fodder scam since December, was on Thursday granted a three-day parole to attend the wedding.

Notable absentees included Sushil Kumar Modi, a but old associate of Prasad, and Ram Kripal Yadav, who was a trusted of the RJD supremo until he decided to part ways in 2014.

Both Modi and were out of the country.

Yesterday, the RJD supremo's close confidant Bhola Yadav had claimed that and his sister were also scheduled to attend the wedding.

A stage was put up at the college ground where the groom dressed in pink sherwani and pyjama of matching shade exchanged garlands with the bride who wore a bright red dress. She is the daughter of RJD MLA

The event was marked by rendition of tunes played by several music bands. Besides, a colourful procession was taken out by members of the Yaduvanshi Sena, a non-political organisation of the Yadav community.

A lavish spread of vegetarian dishes, prepared by a Kanpur-based caterer, has been laid out for the guests.

Nearly a 100 rooms in four of the city's top hotels have been booked for the wedding guests.

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 22:30 IST