The marriage venue of Bihar’s Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi’s son has been changed for “security reasons”, days after Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tej Pratap Yadav threatened to disrupt the ceremony.
“The venue of Sushil Modi’s son Utkarsh-Yamini’s marriage has been changed to Veterinary college ground (near Patna airport) from Shakha Maidan in Rajendra Nagar,” the deputy CM’s office said in a statement issued on Saturday.
“The decision to change the venue has been taken for security reasons in view of some leaders making objectionable statements and threatening to disrupt the marriage,” it said. All invitees are being informed accordingly about change of the venue, the statement added.
Earlier this week, a video surfaced purportedly showing Tej Pratap Yadav threatening to disrupt the wedding scheduled for 3 December 2017.
News channels had beamed the video footage showing Tej Pratap Yadav delivering a speech in Aurangabad district, where he said “I have been invited by Sushil Modi to attend the wedding of his son. If I go there, I will expose him in public”.
“I will disrupt the function and beat Sushil Modi in his own house. We are not going to stop. We will attack him," the RJD leader had said.
Tej Pratap Yadav’s comments had drawn a strong reaction from Modi, who had urged RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav to intervene and persuade his son against making provocative speeches. (PTI)
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