Published: Sun, May 13, 2018
Money | By Bruce West

Lalu Prasad granted 3 days parole for son Tej Pratap's wedding

Lalu Prasad granted 3 days parole for son Tej Pratap's wedding

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad's eldest son Tej Pratap Yadav's mehendi ceremony was held on May 9.

Tej Pratap's fiancee Aishwarya Rai is the daughter of Chandrika Rai, a former minister in Bihar government.

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi condemned questions being raised by RJD leaders and supporters over the terms of parole granted to Lalu Prasad.

Earlier in the week, Lalu Prasad was granted a three-day parole to attend the wedding of his elder son Tej Pratap Yadav on May 12. Lalu had missed his engagement after being convicted in the Fodder scam, but now he has secured a three-day parole to attend the wedding and bless the couple.

News of a provisional bail for Lalu and dismissal of another case against Tejashwi in the Jharkhand High Court lifted the family's spirits.

The most significant moment of the function reached when Chief Minister Mr Kumar reached the venue as Mr Prasad greeted him warmly holding his hands for some moments leaving behind their political rivalries on the solemn occasion. On Wednesday, a medical board formed by Ranchi's hospital given him clean chit to grant parole and said his health condition is stable.

"We have received confirmation that Rahul and Priyanka will be coming to attend the wedding".

#05:00 PM: Celebrations are in full-swing outside RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's residence: The members of nagada team, led by Durga Mahli are performing outside the home.

Among the baratis included Akhilesh Yadav and his wife Dimple Yadav, Union Minister and LJP Chief Ram Vilas Paswan, local MP and dissident BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha, veteran lawyer Ram Jethmalani, former Union Ministers Prafull Patel and Tariq Anwar, yoga guru Baba Ramdev.

Almost 30,000 people, many of them RJD supporters who came from across Bihar and Jharkhand, witnessed the wedding rituals and partook of the delicacies at the grand feast, said RJD leaders.

The wedding was solemnized at the sprawling Bihar Veterinary College ground in the presence of several party leaders and dignitaries. "They (the Lalu family) are magnanimous people and know how to treat poor people like us well".

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