Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son Tej Pratap Yadav got engaged to Aishwarya Rai, daughter of senior party leader Chandrika Rai, in Patna on Wednesday.

Lalu, however, was not present at the ceremony since he is currently in jail, having been convicted in the fodder scam cases. The Jharkhand High Court had denied him bail and fixed April 20 as the next of hearing.

The ceremony was held at the five-star Hotel Maurya in Patna, with Lalu’s wife and former CM Rabri Devi overseeing the arrangements.

Aishwarya is the granddaughter of Daroga Rai, who was the chief minister in 1970. Aishwarya completed her higher secondary education from Patna and then completed MBA from a private university in Noida.

Tej formally joined politics ahead of the Bihar Assembly polls in 2015. He won a seat from Mahua, Vaishali. He later formed an outfit, Dharmnirpeksh Sevak Sangh (DSS), in a bid to counter the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

The talks between the two families were underway for six months prior to their engagement. Their wedding will take place on May 12 in the city.