Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and former Bihar minister Tej Pratap Yadav will marry Aishwarya Rai, the eldest daughter of politician Chandrika Prasad Rai. The two will tie the knot on May 12 at Patna's Veterinary College grounds. While Tej Pratap Yadav is taking forward the political legacy of his parents - father Lalu Prasad Yadav and mother Rabri Devi - both former Bihar chief ministers, Aishwarya Rai has not shown any political interest so far.
Tej Pratap Yadav, who won from Mahua constituency during the 2015 Bihar Assembly elections, is a class 12 passout and was the health, water resource, environment and forest minister in the Cabinet of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar from November 20, 2015 to July 26, 2017. The 29-year-old politician has been leading the RJD along with his younger brother and former Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav after their father was jailed following his conviction in a fodder scam case.
On the other hand, the 25-year-old Aishwarya completed her schooling from the famous Notre Dame Academy in Patna followed by her graduation in History from Delhi University's Miranda House. She then did her MBA from Amity University.
Her father Chandrika Prasad Rai is a veteran politician and has served as a minister in several governments in the state while her mother Poornima Rai is an assistant professor in Patna Women's College. Her grandfather Daroga Prasad Rai was the chief minister of Bihar from February 16, 1970 to December 22, 1970. The family hails from hails from Chapra in northeast Bihar.
Aishwarya and Tej Pratap Yadav's engagement will take place on April 18 at Maurya Hotel in Patna. Their wedding on May 12 is expected to be an extravagant affair. Aishwarya was chosen by Rabri Devi, who met her parents in mid March at their Patna residence to finalise the marriage.
Sources say Lalu Prasad will apply for bail to attend the marriage. The function is likely to witness several VVIPs in attendance. Many state and national level politicians are expected to attend the function.