Tej Pratap Yadav's 'tilak ceremony' today, PM Modi attends the ritual

Mulayam Singh Yadav's grandnephew Tej Pratap Singh Yadav's tilak ceremony takes place today in Saifai village, attended by prime minister Narendra Modi.

A staggering 100,000 invites have been sent out for the ceremony of the  Lok Sabha member from Mainpuri, who will marry Raj Laxmi, the youngest daughter of former Bihar chief ministers Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi, February 26 in New Delhi.

Saifai village, some 25 km from Etawah, is buzzing with frantic activity for the ceremony.

Mulayam Singh had personally invited Modi for the ceremony. Also megastar Amitabh Bachchan along with wife Jaya Bachchan was present in the ceremony.

A team from the Prime Minister's Special Protection Group (SPG) had already visited Saifai to asses the security scenario, a police official said.

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.

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.

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