Around 100,000 invites for Mulayam grand nephew`s pre-wedding ceremony

Etawah: Over 100,000 invitations, including to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have been sent out for Samajwadi Party supremo`s grand nephew`s Saturday pre-wedding ceremony in Saifai village.

Saifai village, some 25 km from Etawah, is going to witness the frantic activity for the `tilak` ceremony of Tej Pratap Singh Yadav, Lok Sabha member from Mainpuri, who will marry Raj Laxmi, the youngest daughter of former Bihar chief ministers Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi, on February 26 in New Delhi.

Both Modi and mega star Amitabh Bachchan have confirmed their presence, officials said.

Mulayam Singh had personally invited Narendra Modi for the ceremony.

A team from the prime minister`s Special Protection Group (SPG) has already visited Saifai to asses the security scenario, a police official said, adding a rehearsal with an Indian Air Force (IAF) plane landing has also been done at the village air strip.

Saifai for the second time this year going to record the presence of Bollywood stars, singers, politicians, state and union cabinet ministers, chief ministers of other states and bureaucrats after 'Saifai Mahotsava'.

Family sources told to a news agency that more than 100,000 invites have been sent to relatives, politicians, village folk, journalists, judges and celebrities from other fields.

Pakistani singer Adnan Sami, who recently participated in the Saifai Mahotsava, will croon this time too.

Special chefs camped in the native village of the Yadavs, offering mouth watering dishes which includes Gujarati food, traditional UP and Bihari food and also cuisine tailormade for the Bollywood stars.

Mouthwatering dishes will be the attracton of the ceremony as the special menu will have `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.

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