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Tejashwi Yadav marries daughter Haryana and longtime friend Rachel in low-key ceremony in Delhi – ThePrint

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Patna: It was in May 2018, at the wedding of his older brother Tej Pratap Yadav, when the head of the RJD and son of former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav, was disgusted by the chaos of the reception. “When I get married, I will do it in silence and post a photo later on social networks,” he told a loved one.

Thursday he did as he said. Tejashwi’s marriage to Rachel Godinho was a close family affair with only former Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav and his wife Dimple Yadav seen among the guests. Among the leaders of the RJD, only the deputy Prem Gupta was present at the wedding.

It was Rohini Acharya, Tejashwi’s sister based in Singapore, who confirmed the marriage and the bride’s name in a tweet.

Later, Tej Pratap also tweeted photos from the wedding.

Who is Rachel?

Although not much is known about Rachel, a close associate of Tejashwi said she was from a Christian family in Haryana and had lived in Delhi since she was a child.

According to sources, Rachel and Tejashwi studied together at RK Puram DPS School in New Delhi.

However, their relationship has remained low key.

It was in 2015 when a photo of Tejashwi with a girl went viral and was used by the opposition to target the leader of the RJD.

“She’s the same girl and the photo is from a party hosted by the IPL Delhi Daredevils team, the team Tejashwi was associated with as a cricketer,” Tejashwi’s close associate said. -above.

On Twitter, Rachel followed Tejashwi Yadav, Lalu Prasad, Tejashwi’s mother and former CM Rabri Devi, and Tejashwi’s sister Misa Bharti. She has also retweeted several anti-BJP news.

Read also : How Tejashwi went from failed cricketer and disaster in Lok Sabha to almost chief minister

Bihar RJD leaders not aware

RJD leaders in Bihar were completely in the dark about Tejashwi’s marriage. On Tuesday there were reports of the ring ceremony to be held soon.

“I did not receive any invitation. It will probably be given in marriage, ”RJD leader and former Bihar finance minister Abdul Bari Siddiqui told ThePrint on Wednesday. But the ring ceremony held on Thursday at Misa Bharti’s farm in Delhi was followed by Tejashwi’s wedding, leaving RJD leaders, who were hoping to receive an invitation, in shock.

On Tuesday, RJD MK Bhai Birender handed out sweets at the party office in Patna. Asked about the bride’s name, he admitted he had no idea.

It was on Thursday that the head of the state party, Jagdanand Singh, announced that the girl was a Christian and did not belong to a political family. “Tejashwi has done a brave thing and he has the blessing of several million of his supporters,” said Jagdanand Singh.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar congratulated Tejashwi, while subtly expressing his disappointment at not having been informed, let alone being invited.

Close associates of Tejashwi also point out that he remained steadfast in the face of resistance from members of his family to marry outside the Yadav caste.

Family members are upset too

No invitation or information also left some of the family members angry.

“I did not receive any invitation. I had received an invitation for Tej Pratap’s wedding, ”Tejashwi’s uncle Sadhu Yadav said, adding that Yadavs would be angry with Tejashwi marrying a Christian.

Lalu’s younger brother, Sukhdev Yadav, however told media there would be a reception in Patna.

RJD leaders, however, disagree. “Akhilesh Yadav had an intercast marriage. Sachin Pilot’s marriage was interfaith. Even Sushil Kumar Modi married a Christian. It did not affect their political career in this capacity. Why should this affect Tejashwi Yadav’s political chart? Asked RJD MP Sameer Mahaseth.

Lalu’s health

Besides Tejashwi’s wish, it was Lalu Prasad’s poor health that prompted the family to make the wedding a low-key ceremony in Delhi.

Previously, the wedding ceremonies of Lalu’s other children in Patna had been chaotic, with not only VIPs but also a large number of “uninvited guests”, or supporters of the RJD. It was at Tej Pratap’s wedding that an unruly mob started looting food and the entire area was littered with broken dishes and overturned tables.

“In the current fragile state of health of Laluji, it was thought that it would be better to avoid such a situation”, declared the close collaborator.

However, one person who did not attend the wedding on Thursday was Aishwarya Roy, wife of Tej Pratap Yadav. The divorce petition filed by Tej Pratap is still pending before the Patna court, even though it is a question of reconciliation.

Read also : Lalu sons’ rivalry at low as Tej Pratap backs Congress against Tejashwi man in indirect poll

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