Samajwadi Party legislator Vijay Mishra,who came out from Naini Jail in Allahabad on a one-day parole,performed a havan in his hometown of Dhanapur in Sant Ravidas Nagar.
Several SP ministers,including PWD Minister Shiv Pal Yadav,Panchayat Raj Minister Balram Yadav,Mata Prasad Pandey,Kailash Chaurasia,Bhojpuri film and music star Manoj Tiwari were present,said police. A feast for around 50,000 people was arranged.
Sitting MLA from Gyanpur in Sant Ravidas Nagar,Mishra is an alleged key conspirator behind the July 2010 blast near former BSP minister Nand Gopal Nandis residence,in which two persons,including The Indian Express Senior Reporter Vijay Pratap Singh,died. Nandi also sustained serious injuries.