Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi may attend the tilak of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's grandnephew in Saifai, Uttar Pradesh, as per reports on Wednesday.
To oversee the preparations, Uttar Pradesh DGP AK Jain today visited the native village of the SP chief. Talking on the matter Jain said, "Lot of VIPs are coming. PM too would be there so security must be ensured," as per ANI.
Meanwhile, in view of Modi's expected visit, his security team today visited the venue and reviewed the arrangements. "Though there is no official confirmation of the PM's visit, advance security teams of PM have reached Saifai, where Tilak ceremony is to be held. I have not yet received official programme of the PM," District Magistrate, Etawah, Nitin Bansal, said, as per PTI.
Around 1.25 lakh invitees, including the country's high and mighty, are likely to attend the tilak ceremony of Mulayam's grandnephew Tej Pratap, reports said.
Besides PM Modi, Mulayam is said to have extended invitation to other top leaders of the country, including Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
Pratap is getting married to RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's youngest daughter Raj Lakshmi.
Pratap is an MP from Mainpuri.
The tilak ceremony is scheduled to be held on February 21. The engagement took place in Delhi in December last year.
The engagement was attended by several prominent politicians like Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi, Nitish Kumar, JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav and Ramgopal Yadav.
Saifai in Etawah is Mulayam's home town.
The wedding is said to be fixed for February 21 in Delhi, but there is no official confirmation of the same.
Mulayam had also attended the BJP president Amit Shah's son's wedding reception in the national capital on February 16.
With Agency inputs