Chaos at RJD chief Lalu Prasad's son Tej Pratap's wedding; unruly crowd loots food items, crockery

Shortly after Tej Pratap and Aishwarya exchanged garlands, a horde of people believed to be RJD supporters -- broke the cordon and started looting food items.

Published: 13th May 2018 01:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th May 2018 08:31 PM   |  A+A-

RJD chief Lalu Prasad's elder son Tej Pratap and Aishwarya Rai during their wedding ceremony at Veterinary College Ground in Patna on Saturday. (PTI)

By PTI

PATNA: Chaos prevailed at the wedding of Tej Pratap Yadav, the elder son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, as an unruly crowd breached the cordon separating the pandal meant for VIPs and the media and started looting food items.

Yadav tied the nuptial knot with Aishwarya Rai, who is the daughter of RJD MLA Chandrika Rai.

Preparations were made for thousands of people gathered for the wedding.

Shortly after Tej Pratap and Aishwarya exchanged garlands, a horde of people believed to be RJD supporters -- broke the cordon and started looting food items.

Soon the entire area was strewn with broken crockery and upturned tables and chairs, while a number of party leaders made a vain attempt to chase away intruders by wielding sticks.

Several media persons, including cameramen, complained of having been manhandled and their equipment damaged.

Caterers said the unruly crowd looted some of their utensils and other items.

Organisers had earlier said that arrangement of food had been made for around 7,000 people, but it appeared that no adequate attention had been paid towards regulating such a huge number of people.

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  • m g swaminathan

    Why not the so called popular leader of Bihar set an example for a simple and unostentatious wedding of his son? He is on parole and this ill serves his health for which he is now getting a month's bail.
    1 year ago reply
  • Raj

    They get back what they sow , Lalu should actually appreciate his party members for upholding their values
    1 year ago reply
  • INDIAN

    Poor people
    1 year ago reply
  • Rajesh Misra

    A girl with MBA qualification marrying a school dropout!!!! What will you call such an alliance? Aishwariya Rai as well as her parents must be stupids who agreed for this mismatch. Tej Pratap has no Tej in his personality. He became a politician piggy-riding his father's reputation (better call it notoriety). The caste factor is so strong in Bihar that Yadavs came in drones to welcome the convicted Lalu when he reached Patna on three days parole. RJD claims itself to be a secular party and at the same time Lalu proudly announcing the undying support of g MY (Muslim Yadav) factor. Lalu calls himself to be a Lohiaite. Looking at the grand style in which this marriage is being conducted, Lohia must be turning in his grave and even Jaiprakash Narayan doing the same. They are Lohiaites only for convenience which fetches them votes otherwise there is nothing socialist or secular in RJD.
    1 year ago reply
    • ramchandra noida

      perfect mr. rajesh
      1 year ago reply
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