New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Sonia Gandhi were among a host of political leaders attending the wedding reception of Lalu Prasad Yadav's daughter with Mulayam Singh Yadav's grandnephew in New Delhi on Thursday night.
Leaders cutting across party line were at the ceremony, which marked the union of the country's two foremost backward leaders and regional satraps. President Pranab Mukherjee was also there.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani were among those, besides Mrs Gandhi and PM Modi, who blessed the couple, Raj Laxmi and Tej Pratap Yadav.
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Home Minister Rajnath Singh were also present.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was also there and sources said PM Modi had a brief chat with his ally-turned-rival.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Janata Dal United (JDU) President Sharad Yadav apart from many Bihar and UP ministers attended the reception.
The couple's tilak ceremony on February 21 had also seen an impressive gathering, including that of PM Modi, in Safai, the Samajwadi Party President's hometown.