Patna: Tej Pratap Yadav, the elder son of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, on Friday said that the proceedings of divorce from his wife Aishwarya Rai will continue. “I will not reverse the decision I took. I have the blessings of my father,” he told ANI.
Yadav on November 2 had filed a petition in a Patna Court seeking divorce from his wife.
His statement came in the backdrop of recent media reports which suggested that the former health minister of Bihar is mulling over rescinding his divorce petition. Denying the claims, he said, “There is no question to back divorce petition. Channels are flashing fake news.”
This is not the first time that Tej Pratap has made such a statement. On November 29, he had denied withdrawing his divorce petition. Yadav scion made these remarks after appearing in the Patna Family Court. He said, “I have not taken my petition back.”
Earlier, Tej Pratap’s advocate, Yashwant Kumar Sharma, who filed the petition, informed that the two could not get along with each other and, therefore, have decided to part ways. “They could not get along. I filed an application under the Hindu Marriage Act on behalf of Tej Pratap Yadav. I cannot say anything else at this moment,” he said.
A day later, Tej Pratap Yadav also asserted that he was unhappy after his marriage with Aishwarya Rai and hence had filed the divorce petition. “Yes, I have filed a petition in the court. I will be fighting the case. There is no point in leading an unhappy life,” he said.
Tej Pratap Yadav married Aishwarya Rai, daughter of senior party leader Chandrika Rai, on May 12 this year. The lavish wedding, which took place in Patna, witnessed around 10,000 guests including Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and other politicians.