Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav, who is serving sentence in fodder scam cases, was on Wednesday granted five-day parole to attend the wedding of his elder son Tej Pratap later this week. The former Bihar chief minister is ailing and currently admitted in Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) hospital in Jharkhand's Ranchi.
Tej Pratap Yadav, a sitting MLA and former state minister, will be tying the nuptial knot with Aishwarya Rai, daughter of party legislator Chandrika Rai, on Saturday, May 12 in Patna.
"We moved an application before the IG, Jail for parole from May 10 to May 14. We hope that our leader will not be deprived of the opportunity to attend the marriage ceremony of his son which is an occasion that comes once in a lifetime," RJD national general secretary and MLA Bhola Yadav told PTI over phone.
The RJD chief could not attend the engagement ceremony of Tej Pratap at Patna on April 18 over which his family had expressed sorrow. Tej Pratap had posted an emotional tweet "miss you Papa."
Last week, Lalu had moved an application for provisional bail before the Jharkhand High Court which got deferred till May 11 on account of a strike by lawyers.
Lalu was convicted in three fodder scam cases by a special CBI court at Ranchi in December last year.