New Delhi: Upset over elder son Tej Pratap’s marital discord and his threat that he won’t return home unless his parents approved of his decision to divorce wife Aishwarya Rai, former Bihar CM Rabri Devi has reportedly decided not to celebrate Chhath Puja this year. Tej Pratap, a former Bihar Health Minister has not returned home since he met his jailed father Lalu Prasad in Ranchi last week and discussed his decision to divorce his wife Aishwarya Rai.
“Rabri Devi will not celebrate Chhath this year because the family is worried over Tej Pratap’s absence from Patna for the last one week,” Bhola Yadav, a Rashtriya Janata Dal legislator considered close to party chief Lalu Prasad’s family said.
While speaking to a news agency, Yadav claimed that the family has been trying hard to persuade Tej Pratap to return home soon, but to no avail. Earlier on November 2, Tej Pratap, filed for divorce in Patna court from Aishwarya Rai, citing ‘mental cruelity’.
“It is true that I have filed a petition. Ghut-ghut ke jeene se toh koi fayeda hai nahi,” Tej Pratap was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. Yashwant Kumar Sharma, the lawyer of Tej Pratap, had claimed that the leader feels that he and his wife are not compatible which is why he wants a divorce. Tej Pratap and Aishwarya tied the knot May 12 this year.