Bihar - Tej has confirmed the news and said that his parents fixed the match for him, to which he gave his nod.
This could well be dubbed as India's most high-profile marriage of the year. However, the groom-to-be's father is highly likely to miss the ring ceremony to be held on April 18.
Tej Pratap, the elder son of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, is tying the knot with Aishwarya Rai - the daughter of Chandrika Rai - a well-known politician in Bihar, and granddaughter of Daroga Rai, who was the state's chief minister in 1970. Chandrika Rai is a senior party leader with whom Lalu shared the cabinet when the grand alliance was in power.
Tej Pratap, 30, and Aishwarya - who coincidentally shares her name with a popular Bollywood heroine - will exchange rings on April 18 in a lavish ceremony to be hosted in Hotel Maurya, reports News 18. The marriage will take place on May 12.
Tej Pratap has confirmed the news and said that his parents fixed the match for him, to which he gave his nod.
What's more, he wants to bury the hatchet and invite deputy chief minister Sushil Modi to his wedding. Tej Pratap and Sushil Modi had got engaged in an infamous war of words after the marriage of the latter's son was fixed in December last year. Tej Pratap had threatened to derail the marriage ceremony then. And his mother, Rabri Devi, had said: "The world will watch when I will welcome my daughter-in-law and no one should be worried about my sons' marriage."
However, on Friday, Tej Pratap was quoted as saying in the report: "All is past now. I will invite both chacha Nitish (Kumar) (the chief minister of Bihar) and uncle Sushil Modi."
But Lalu may have to miss the ring ceremony as his bail plea has been turned down by the court and the next hearing on the fodder scam has been scheduled for April 20.
Aishwarya did MBA from a private university in Noida, while Tej Pratap entered politics, after failing to clear the Class 12 exam. After being elected from Mahua Assembly seat in 2015, he joined Nitish Kumar's cabinet as health minister.