Lalu Prasad Yadav’s elder son Tej Pratap will be marrying Aishwarya Rai early next month. Rai is the daughter of Chandrika Rai, Bihar’s former transport minister and RJD MLA.
Aishwarya Rai, a history graduate from Delhi University, is the daughter of six-time Rashtriya Janata Party lawmaker Chandrika Rai and a cabinet colleague of Lalu Yadav in many governments. Grandfather Daroga Prasad Rai was a veteran Congress leader and even Chief Minister for about 11 months in 1970; Bihar’s first chief minister from the dominant Yadav community.
The deputy chief minister tweeted back that he was ready if Tej Pratap met three conditions.
“No dowry, pledge organ donation and no threatening to disrupt any marriage,” Mr Modi said. It is not clear if Mr Modi had any role to play. Because Rabri Devi had her own conditions.
Rabri Devi had told reporters that they want daughters-in-law who “will respect them, abstain from trips to the mall, and run the house smoothly”. That set of conditions had triggered a mild controversy but Lalu Yadav had moved quickly, explaining her seemingly regressive remarks to mean something very different.
According to reports, the engagement will take place on April 18 Patna’s Maurya Hotel and the wedding is like to take place on May 12.
Chandrika Rai and Shakti Singh said that an official announcement is yet to be made and Lalu’s family will be the one making the announcement.
All that Tejashwi Yadav had outed last month was that he would let “my elder brothers in politics first” tie the knot first. The former cricketer also added that when he does marry, his parents will choose the bride.
RJD chief Lalu Prasad has been convicted in the Fodder scam case and both his son Tej and Teaswi are looking over the RJD work.