Six weeks provisional bail granted to Lalu for medical treatment

Roman Schwartz
May 13, 2018

Tej Pratap got engaged to Aishwarya in Patna on April 18. However, the authorities granted him parole for three days on the condition that he would not speak to the media.

Prasad's eldest daughter and Rajya Sabha member Misa Bharti had said the invitation had been sent out even to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A doctor from Rims will be deputed with him during his parole duration. "Lalu took rest in the morning and did attend some rituals in the day", said, a close aide of the family. The entire top leadership of the RJD stood at the entrance to welcome the guests.

Tej Pratap's baarat (wedding procession) comprised of 200 cars, horses and brass bands.

He exchanged pleasantries with Lalu Prasad and later sat on the dais flanked by the RJD chief and Rabri Devi.

The Jharkhand High Court has granted six-week provisional bail to Rashtriya Janata Dal Supremo Lalu Prasad on medical grounds. "Invitations have been sent to nearly every major political figure and luminaries from various walks of life", Bihar RJD president Ram Chandra Purve said here.

Nationalist Congress Party leader and former civil aviation minister Praful Patel was among the guests who arrived and left early by noon.

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Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik, CM Nitish Kumar, Union ministers Ram Vilas Paswan of LJP, Upendra Kushwaha of RLSP, and RK Singh of BJP also attended the ceremony along with former Union minister Ram Jethmalani, BJP leader and MP Shatrughan Sinha, Jharkhand minister Saryu Rai and former Maharashtra minister Krupashankar Singh also attended the wedding ceremony.

The marriage venue has been decorated with flowers from Thailand.

The wedding was solemnized at the sprawling Bihar Veterinary College ground in the presence of several party leaders and dignitaries.

"Laluji is enjoying every moment with his family", an insider said.

Lalu is in the Birsa Munda jail since December 23, 2017 after being convicted in a case.

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