Published On: Wed, Feb 11th, 2015

Delhi polls affect Shah son’s wedding

Ahmedabad: The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) pathetic performance in the Delhi Assembly elections on Tuesday had a bearing on the wedding festivities of party president Amit Shah’s son Jay, in Ahmedabad.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and BJP President Amit Shah with his wife at their son Jay’s wedding in Ahmedabad on Tuesday.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and BJP President Amit Shah with his wife at their son Jay’s wedding in Ahmedabad on Tuesday.

The organisers cancelled the bridegroom’s procession up to the venue.

Jay tied the knot with Rishita Patel at the sprawling YMCA International Centre

BJP patriarch L K Advani, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and other central ministers, including J.P. Nadda, Dharmendra Pradhan, Piyush Goyal, Suresh Prabhu, Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Ananth Kumar, attended the event.

Sources close to Amit Shah said that the BJP’s stunning defeat in Delhi after Narendra Modi took over as the prime minister had its fall-out at the wedding.

Just as news of the Aam Aadmi Party’s landslide victory trickled in, Rajnath Singh, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, Rudy, Goyal and other BJP leaders went into a huddle in a room at the YMCA venue itself and reportedly discussed whether Shah should appear before the media with his comments.

Most leaders, including the party chief, avoided giving any statement to the media persons who were not allowed inside.

Spiritual gurus Baba Ramdev and Bharti Bapu as well as Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Vishwa Hindu Parishad leaders like Suresh Soni, Ashok Singhal and Dharmendra Maharaj were present.

Industrialists Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani attended with their wives Nita and Priti, respectively.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das, Reliance honcho and Rajya Sabha member from Jharkhand Parimal Nathwani, former chairman of Medical Council of India Ketan Desai and other dignitaries were also there.

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