PATNA: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s visit to the residence of RJD chief Lalu Prasad added colours to the feast organised to mark Makar Sankrati—marking the transition of the Sun into the zodiacal sign of Makra (Capricorn) on its celestial path.
Prasad blessed the chief minister by putting a curd mark on his forehead as his wife Rabri Devi served Chura-Dahi (flattened rice and curd) to him.
Talking to media Kumar said he was fortunate to attend the feast thrown by the RJD chief and thanked him for blessing him with a ‘crud mark’.
“We are aware of the mandate given by the masses and are busy fulfilling the commitments made to the voters on poll eve,” the CM said.
Scores of leaders turned up at the Patna residence of RJD chief Prasad to enjoy feast on the occasion of.
On this occasion, the guests were served flattened rice with curd. Prasad and his wife Rabri Devi themselves serves food to some of the guests.
Prominent ones who reached there included Vijay Kumar Chaudhary, Assembly Speaker, Awadhesh Narayan Singh, Council chairman, education minister Ashok Chaudhary and JD-U state president Vashishtha Narayan Singh.
The RJD chief had arranged chura from Betia, curd from Vaisahli and Chapra and Tilkut from Gaya to serve the guests.
Today’s feast was only for the Hindu. Prasad will be throwing another such feast especially for the Muslims tomorrow.