He may or may not find a place in the grand alliance government in Bihar, but there would be no compromises on what Tejashwi Yadav, younger son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, chooses to wear at the swearing-in ceremony of Nitish Kumar on Friday.
The newly elected Raghopur MLA, considered the political heir of Lalu Prasad, will wear kurta-pyjama but it would not be from a run of the mill or ordinary tailoring shop.
Sources said, one of New Delhi’s noted fashion designers Mohammed Azimur Rehman, who is well known among politicians for his unique designs and sharp cuts, is giving shape to Tejashwi’s new dress.
“For Tejashwi, I have done a white kurta-pyjama with a covering blue bundi. The dress has been done as per specifications to present an elegant but simple look,” Rehman told HT over phone from New Delhi.
Rehman, an NIFT graduate hailing from East Champaran, has earlier dressed Lalu Prasad, JD(U) president Sharad Yadav, BJP veteran Murli Manohar Joshi and even US President Barack Obama.
He also boasts of 250 MPs on his clients’ list.
Incidentally Lalu’s elder son Tej Pratap, elected from Mahua assembly seat as MLA, would be wearing a simple white kurta-pyjama without a bundi, which is another indication that there could be less spotlight on him, compared to his younger brother, at the oath taking ceremony.
Even Lalu Prasad is to keep it simple for the special event, sources said. The RJD chief is expected to wear a coloured stripped kurta and pyjama.
Lalu has switched from his trademark white long sleeve kurta to coloured ones on astrological advise. It has proved lucky for him given the way he has made a comeback in state politics steering RJD and the GA to a landslide victory.
“I had shortened the sleeves of Laluji’s kurta a few years back,” Rehman said, who still designs the RJD chief’s clothes.
The big question is will the new attire of Lalu’s two sons define the role they could play in the GA government?
Watch out for Friday!