New Delhi, Feb 26: 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 here tonight.
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 Gandhi and Modi, who blessed the couple, Raj Laxmi and Tej Pratap Yadav. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Home Minister Rajnath Singh were also there.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was also there and sources said Modi had a brief chat with his ally-turned-rival. NCP President Sharad Pawar, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, JD(U) President Sharad Yadav apart from many Bihar and UP ministers were there. The couple's tilak ceremony on February 21 had also seen an impressive gathering, including that of Modi, in Safai, the SP President's home town.