Mulayam's grandnephew, Lalu's daughter tie the knot

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's grandnephew and Raj Laxmi, the youngest daughter of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad, on Thursday entered into the sacred bond of matrimony here.

Updated: Feb 27, 2015, 18:56 PM IST
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New Delhi: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's grandnephew and Raj Laxmi, the youngest daughter of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad, on Thursday entered into the sacred bond of matrimony here.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Sonia Gandhi were among a host of political leaders attending the wedding reception.

Leaders cutting across party line were at the ceremony which marked the union of the country's two foremost backward leaders and regional satraps.

President Pranab Mukherjee was also there.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani were among those, besides Gandhi and Modi, who blessed the couple, Raj Laxmi and Tej Pratap Yadav.

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Home Minister Rajnath Singh were also there.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was also there and sources said Modi had a brief chat with his ally-turned-rival.

NCP President Sharad Pawar, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, JD(U) President Sharad Yadav apart from many Bihar and UP ministers were there.

The couple's tilak ceremony on February 21 had also seen an impressive gathering, including that of Modi, in Safai, the SP President's home town.

The pre-wedding ceremony of Tej Pratap Singh, Lok Sabha MP from Mainpuri, was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 21 at Saifai, the native village of Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Mega Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan had also attended the event.

Several prominent leaders including JD(U) president Sharad Yadav, former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Babulal Gaur, former union minister Raghuvansh Prasad were among those who were in Saifai to attend the function.

Former UP and Uttrakahand CM, Narain Dutt Tiwari, former SP leader Amar Singh, and BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj were also present.