Top political leaders attend marriage of Paswan's daughter

Top political leaders attend marriage of Paswan's daughter
New Delhi, Jun 23 (PTI) Transcending the differences, top political leaders tonight attended the wedding of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan's daughter Nisha where the LJP leader's arch rival Lalu Prasad was the cynosure of all eyes.

Reading like a list of who's who of the capital's VIPs, those who blessed Nisha and bridegroom Arun, son of senior Bihar Congress leader Jyoti, included Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gurusharan Kaur, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and her daughter Priyanka along with husband Robert Vadra.

However, media persons, particularly camera persons, wait for a prized shot ended when Lalu turned up with a couple of his RJD colleagues in the Cabinet, sending a message that the political divide between him and Paswan did not come the way of a social event like this.

Lalu also exchanged pleasantries with his friend-turned- foe Ranjan Yadav before leaving the venue of the high-profile wedding--the sprawling 12, Janpath next to Sonia's residence.

Besides a host of Union Ministers including Shivraj Patil, P Chidambaram, Governors of Bihar and Jharkhand -- Buta Singh and Syed Sibtey Razi respectivley, were present.

Other prominent leaders included BJP President L K Advani, Janata Dal (United) Chief George Fernandes and CPI leaders A B Bardhan and D Raja and K Yerrannaidu of TDP.

Uttar Pradesh and Delhi Chief Ministers Mulayam Singh Yadav and Sheila Dikshit also blessed the young couple.

Hindustan Times Vice Chairperson Shobhna Bhartia and Raza Murad from the film world were also present along with former Prime Minister V P Singh.

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