Bihar’s political party RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s eldest son and former health minister of Bihar, Tej Pratap Yadav is engaged to Aishwarya Rai today (April 18), as the couple exchanged rings at a posh hotel in Patna, alongside both families.

Let’s clear this first, Tej Pratap’s bride-to-be is the granddaughter of former Bihar CM Daroga Prasad Rai and eldest daughter of former minister and RJD MLA Chandrika Rai; and definitely not Mrs Bachchan. With that said, let’s focus on the engagement ceremony that took place today at Maurya Hotel in Patna, the capital city of Bihar. The engagement is not a huge shocker since the speculations about the engagement had surfaced since quite some time. Perhaps, Laalu Prasad, who is currently in prison over fodder scam charges, was not given permission to attend the function and the ceremony had to be completed his wife and former Bihar CM Rabdi Devi.

The function was attended by other family members including Tej Pratap’s elder sister and Rajya Sabha member Misa Bharti, younger brother and Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, Tejashwi’s brother-in-law and Samajwadi Party MP from Mainpuri (UP) Tej Pratap Singh Yadav and most of the sisters and close relatives of Lalu family. However, it was mostly a close-family low key affair with over 100 close relatives and friends attending the ring ceremony. The couple is likely to get married on May 12 as the veterinary college ground in Patna has already been booked – it is the same place were Sushil Modi’s son was married.

Aishwarya Rai, who is an MBA from Amity University, is the granddaughter of former Bihar CM Daroga Prasad Rai and eldest daughter of former minister and RJD MLA Chandrika Rai. While, Tej Pratap had joined politics during 2015 Bihar Assembly election campaigns and had also won a seat from Mahua, Vaishali. He is also the former Health Minister for a term of 20 months in the Nitish Kumar-led Grand Alliance government. Lalu Prasad is expected to receive a parole to attend the wedding on May 12.

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