This is the first big family event without patriarch Lalu Yadav, who is in jail for corruption. The former Bihar chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief was convicted for misusing crores in government funds meant for cattle fodder when he was in power in the 1990s.
Today, his wife Rabri Devi, also a former chief minister, was in charge. Fitting, considering she arranged the match. Rabri Devi had famously told reporters that she wanted daughters-in-law who respect her in-laws, didn't go to the mall and ran the household well.
Tej Pratap and his younger brother Tejashwi Yadav both tweeted about missing their father.
"We really miss our father today. Especially because his eldest son is getting married. He will ask for parole for the wedding," tweeted Tejashwi, who has taken charge of the RJD. Tej Pratap simply posted: "Miss you papa."
Tej Pratap Yadav, the oldest of nine children, is a first-time lawmaker and was health minister until last July, when Nitish Kumar dumped the RJD and formed a new government with the BJP.
The young couple had recently met at the Patna airport when Tej Pratap was returning from Delhi after meeting his father - admitted to hospital from jail - and Aishwarya was flying to the capital. They sat in the VIP lounge and chatted.
"If I attend, I will enter his house and beat him up. If I go to his son's marriage, I will expose him," Tej Pratap Yadav had threatened in November. He had later retracted the threat but Sushil Modi had by then shifted the venue.
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