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Legal troubles force delay in marriage of Lalu’s sons

Wedding bells have eluded Tej Pratap Yadav and Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, despite speculations about their marriage plans this year.

india Updated: Oct 03, 2017 19:45 IST
Anirban Guha Roy
Anirban Guha Roy
Hindustan Times, Patna
Lalu Prasad,Tej Pratap Yadav,Tejashwi Prasad Yadav
RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his wife Rabri Devi with their sons Tej Pratap Yadav and Tejashwi Prasad Yadav.(File photo)

Grappling with a CBI case in a land-for-hotel scam and ongoing trials in the fodder scam, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad appears to have lost focus on fulfilling his family obligations of getting his two sons married.

In short, wedding bells have eluded Tej Pratap Yadav and Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, despite speculations about their marriage plans this year. The Yadav brothers — both in their late 20s — are among Bihar’s most eligible bachelors.

Prasad’s elder son and former health minister Tej Pratap was candid in admitting that marriage plans in November “has been postponed” given the problems his family was facing.

But the 29-year-old took potshots at the CBI’s action against his parents and brother, “Whenever I get married, the CBI and ghosts would all be invited.”

But, he did emphasise that marriage was high on his agenda and his parents were looking for a suitable bride. “I will get married when the time comes,” he said.

His younger brother and leader of the opposition in Bihar legislative assembly, Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, has maintained silence on his marriage plans despite having drawn thousands of proposals from girls on a WhatsApp group during his stint as a road construction minister.

“My parents will decide about it,” he said, when asked about his marriage plans.

Insiders in the RJD first family claim a few serious marriage proposals for Tej Pratap and Tejashwi have come but talks have remained inconclusive due to Prasad staying busy with the ongoing trials and the CBI’s FIR.

“Marriage proposals keep coming for both the brothers and talks are on with a few families. Once things are settled, the weddings would be solemnised,” said a senior RJD leader and close aide of the RJD chief. If sources are to be believed, the RJD chief is keen on getting both his sons married the same year, with just a short gap in between.

A month back, Prasad’s wife and former chief minister Rabri Devi sparked off speculations when she said she was looking for a “desi bahu”, especially for Tej, insisting she would prefer a girl “who does not visit malls and cinema halls.”.

Devi later retracted on her statement, saying she was looking for well cultured girls as her daughters-in-law.

Meanwhile, another young politician, Chirag Paswan, too is waiting to enter wedlock amid reports that his parents, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan and Reena Paswan, were looking for a suitable girl.

“Marriage proposals keep pouring in. His marriage will take place at an opportune time,” Reena Paswan told a TV channel.

First Published: Oct 03, 2017 18:53 IST