Bharatiya Janata Party leaders and ministers attended the wedding of party president Amit Shah’s son, Jay, in Ahmedabad, even as the Delhi poll results trickled in.
Those present at the wedding organised at the YMCA Club included ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Ananth Kumar, J P Nadda, Suresh Prabhu, Piyush Goyal, Dharmendra Pradhan and Rajiv Pratap Rudy.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das and BJP joint general secretary V Satish, besides Vishva Hindu Parishad leaders Ashok Singhal as well as Acharya Dharmendra and Baba Ramdev were also present at the wedding, in addition to RSS pracharak Suresh Soni.
Corporate bigwigs such as Mukesh Ambani along with wife Nita, Gautam Adani and wife Priti, were also among the attendees. Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament from Jharkhand Parimal Nathwani and former president of the Medical Council of India Ketan Desai were present.
The entire Gujarat cabinet led by Chief Minister Anandiben Patel was also present, Gujarat state BJP spokesperson Harshad Patel said.
Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who had represented the Gujarat state government in the fake encounter case when he used to be Additional Advocate General was present throughout the entire wedding ceremony.
According to relatives of the Shah family, wedding rituals were performed by Hindu priests from Mathura and Varanasi, and went on for around two hours.
The wedding concluded in the evening, after Shah’s son Jay and his daughter-in-law left the venue.
However Shah did not step out of his car to comment on BJP’s electoral rout in Delhi though he was pursued by reporters for a response.
In a landslide victory, AAP captured 67 seats in the Delhi Assembly poll while the BJP managed to win merely three seats.