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Saifai decked up for wedding of UP cabinet minister Shivpal’s son

Saifai: Samajwadi Party Supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's native village Saifai is all prepared to host the grand wedding of yet another Yadav scion -- Aditya Pratap Singh Yadav -- son of Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's brother Shivpal Yadav, following which a number of VVIPs including Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav and former SP leader Amar Singh landed at the Safai airstrip on Wednesday to a rousing welcome.

RJD chief Lalu reached Saifai on Wednesday evening and was welcomed by Mulayam and Shivpal at the airstrip. Besides Lalu, other guests including Rajya Sabha member Jaya Bachchan, Congress party leaders Rajiv Shukla and Pramod Tiwari, have also arrived. Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, his MP wife, Dimple Yadav along with the kids too reached Saifai at around 6 pm.

Security arrangements are being looked after by the senior police officials in Saifai. Most of the SP ministers are camping in Saifai to receive the guests.

According to family sources, a staggering 100,000 invites have been sent out for the wedding ceremony of Aditya, PCCF chairman, who is marrying Raj Laxmi, the daughter of Azamgarh based contractor Sanjay Singh, on Thursday in Saifai.

Saifai is buzzing with frantic activities for the ceremony and mouthwatering dishes like 'bedai', 'baati-chokha' and 'halwa' soaked in 'desi ghee' will be served.  CaFor people of Saifai, the native village of Mulayam, besides Jaswantnagar, from where Shivpal Yadav contested Assembly election, it is like 'Diwali' in the month of 'Falgun'.

Decked in flowers and lights, houses are wearing a bridal look for the wedding celebration on Thursday.

Special chefs from Firozabad and Agra are camping in Saifai, offering mouth watering dishes which includes traditional UP and Bihari food. Caterers from Delhi and Mumbai have been called to cook the wedding delicacies. Special on the menu would be sarrata (special sour raita), bedai, dahi-ke-aloo, baati-chokha, ulda-poorie, paneer filled chola-bhature. Among the sweet delicacies are imarti, jalebi served with chilled rabri, sohan halwa, kulfi and moong ki daal ka halwa soaked in pure desi ghee.

Four German tents have been erected for the village guests.

The wedding reception will take place in Lucknow on March 13.

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