With Lalu in jail, children invite VIPs for wedding
Patna, May 4: With RJD chief Lalu Prasad jailed for corruption, his sons and daughters have been personally visiting top politicians in Patna and Delhi to invite them to the marriage of the former Bihar Chief Minister's elder son Tej Pratap Yadav.
Tej Pratap Yadav last month got engaged to former minister and senior RJD leader Chandrika Rai's daughter Aishwarya Rai. The wedding will take place here on May 12.
Aishwarya is also the grand-daughter of former Chief Minister Daroga Prasad Rai.
All seven daughters and both sons -- Tej Pratap Yadav included -- of Lalu Prasad and Rabri Devi are busy distributing wedding cards and inviting politicians across the political spectrum.
Lalu Prasad's daughters Ragini and Raj Lakshmi Yadav have called on former Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Delhi. "It was wonderful meeting her," Raj Lakshmi tweeted.
Lalu Prasad's children will visit more leaders in Delhi to invite them for the wedding, a party leader said.
On Wednesday, Tej Pratap Yadav and Tejashwi Yadav, Leader of opposition and the younger son of Lalu Yadav and Rabri Devi, called on the Bihar Governor with an invite.
Last month, Lalu Prasad's elder daughter Misa Bharti, a RJD MP, met Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and requested him to attend the event.
Tej Pratap Yadav himself visited BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kunar Modi.
A RJD leader said Lalu Prasad, jailed for corruption, may seek parole to attend the marriage. He is now in a Ranchi hospital and is expected to be sent back to prison soon.