Politicians gather at wedding of Lalu’s daughter

Lalu Prasad Yadav’s sixth daughter Anushka today tied the knot with Chiranjeev Rao, son of Haryana Power Minister Ajay Singh Yadav, at a ceremony in New Delhi, attended by a host of political leaders including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Rao is currently President of Haryana Youth Congress.

The marriage, held at Prasad’s official residence 25, Tughlaq Marg here, recorded the attendance of the Prime Minister and the Congress President. Delhi Lt. General Tejendra Khanna, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, BJP leader L K Advani, SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, his son and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Prasad’s arch rival in Bihar politics Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi were among the important guests.

Nitish Kumar had also attended the marriage ceremony of Lalu Prasad’s fifth daughter Hema at the same venue in March this year, which was also attended by the Prime Minister as well as Gandhi. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi was also seen at the function.

Congress Media Department head Janardhan Dwivedi, Motilal Vohra, Union Minister Kumari Selja, Makhanlal Fotedar, Yoganand Shastri, LJP Chief Ram Vilas Paswan, Dr Naresh Trehan and BJP leader C P Thakur were also present. Prasad has seven daughters and two sons. Anushka is second daughter of Prasad to marry a politician’s son.