Published On : Sat, Nov 25th, 2017

Sushil Modi to Change Son’s Wedding Venue After Tej Pratap Threatened to Disrupt Reception

Patna: A week after Lalu Prasad Yadav’s younger son Tej Pratap Yadav threatened to disrupt the wedding of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi’s son, the family recently decided to “change” the function venue, a BJP leader said in a statement.

Tej Pratap Yadav on Thursday prophesied an assault by on him on Sushil Modi, who invited RJD leader to his son Utkarsh’s wedding on December 3.

“If I attend the reception, I will enter his house and beat him up. If I go to his son’s marriage, I will expose him,” promised Tej Pratap, who was a minister in Bihar before Nitish Kumar quit from Grand Alliance over corruption charges against Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family and joined hands with the BJP to form the government in the state.
Although the Rashtriya Janata Dal had not given any official comment on the issue, but the RJD chief has assured Mr Modi and his family that his son won’t create any problem at the wedding.


Sushil Modi’s decision of changing the venue has been called a “publicity stunt” by RJD leaders.

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister, who was “worried that Tej Pratap’s provocative speech may lead to some untoward incident on the day of the wedding”, had requested Lalu Prasad Yadav to intervene. Citing threats and objectionable comments by Tej Pratap, Sushil Modi said that his family was forced to change the venue.

Instead of Shakha Maidan, the wedding ceremony will now be conducted at Veterinary College Ground, which was close to Mr Modi’s ancestral house in Patna.

By this wedding, Sushil Modi is trying to send across a message against the tradition of dowry, by declaring “no dowry is taken for this marriage”. The move is a sync with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s campaign to abolish child marriage and dowry.

According to a report, Bihar stands on the second number after neighbouring Uttar Pradesh when it comes to dowry-related cases.