Union minister Rajnath Singh meets RJD leader Lalu Prasad at a function in Delhi, held to mark former LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan's death anniversary | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Union minister Rajnath Singh meets RJD leader Lalu Prasad at a function in Delhi, held to mark former LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan's death anniversary | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
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New Delhi: Friday marked the first death anniversary of former Union minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan, who died after prolonged illness in 2020. To mark the occasion, his son, LJP MP Chirag Paswan, organised a function at the Union minister’s official residence where the family now lives.

Guests included leaders across party lines, including Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Prasad. For Lalu, who is believed to be ailing, it was a rare public appearance in recent months.

ThePrint’s national photo editor Praveen Jain brings glimpses from the function.

Union minister Rajnath Singh paid tribute to Ram Vilas Paswan | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh & LJP MP Chirag Paswan at the function | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Union minister Rajnath Singh greets RLD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Rajnath Singh greets RJD leader Lalu Prasad | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi asks Lalu Prasad Yadav to wear mask | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi asks Lalu Prasad to wear a mask, in keeping with Covid guidelines | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Ragul Gandhi pesters Yadav to wear mask | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
It took some convincing by Rahul Gandhi to finally get Lalu to mask up | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Finally Lalu Prasad Yadav agrees to wear the mask | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Rahul helps Lalu put on the mask | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Lalu Prasad Yadav after wearing the mask | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Lalu Prasad at the function | Photo: Praveen Jain| ThePrint
Rahul Gandhi with Ram Vilas Paswan's son Chirag Paswan | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Rahul greets Chirag Paswan | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Reena Paswan, Ram Vilas Paswan's wife( in pink saree) greets guests | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Reena Paswan, Ram Vilas Paswan’s wife (in pink saree)| Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
RLD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav gets selfies clicked with guests | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Guests flock to Lalu Prasad for selfies | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Chirag Paswan with Lalu Prasad Yadav | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Chirag Paswan with Lalu Prasad | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

 

Visitors click selfies with the statue of Ram Vilas Paswan | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Visitors click selfies with a bust of Ram Vilas Paswan on the premises | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

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