Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav Thursday has most likely withdrawn the divorce petition against his wife, Aishwarya Rai, as per reports.
The development comes days after the former Bihar minister took to Twitter hinting that he is in no mood to patch his differences with his wife of six months. Yadav had tweeted a verse composed by 16th-century poet Abdul Rahim Khan-e-Khana– “tute se phir na jute, jute ganth pari jaay” (May the thread of love never be broken. If it gets snapped it cannot be mended and any attempt to do so results in knots).
On November 3, Yadav had filed his divorce petition before a Patna court. The matter had to come up for hearing on November 29. Citing irreconcilable differences, Yadav had demanded a divorce on the grounds of ‘mental cruelty’.
A day before filing for divorce, Tej Pratap had said, “It is true that I have filed a petition. Ghut-ghut ke jeene se toh koi fayeda hai nahi.” Yadav had maintained that he would not return home until his family backed his decision to divorce his wife Aishwarya.
The RJD leader was last seen in Bodh Gaya on November 3 where he had checked-in to a hotel after meeting his ailing father at a hospital in Ranchi. The sources said Yadav performed Govardhan Puja in Vrindavan and circumambulation of the Giriraj hillock in Govardhan town. On November 9, sources close to Yadav said that the former Bihar minister left for 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 reportedly did not even celebrate Chhath Puja this year.
Tej Pratap and Aishwarya Rai — daughter of RJD MLA Chandrika Rai and grandchild of former Bihar chief minister Daroga Prasad Rai — had tied the knot on May 12.