Former Bihar Minister Tej Pratap Yadav, the elder son of Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi, filed for a divorce in a Patna court, according to sources. Tej Pratap Yadav had married RJD leader Chandrika Rai's daughter Aishwarya Rai in Patna in May.
The court has fixed the date for hearing on November 29. According to the sources, Tej Pratap had approached the court with a divorce petition a few days ago which was turned down due to technical reasons following which he moved a fresh application on Friday which has been forwarded by the filing section for necessary action. No member of the family was, however, available for comments. Journalists and cameramen made a beeline outside the 10, Circular Road residence of Tej Pratap's mother and former chief minister Rabri Devi where Aishwarya Rai along with her father Chandrika Rai visited in the evening while refusing to take questions. They were later joined by Rajya Sabha member Misa Bharti,the eldest of Lalu-Rabri's nine children. Lalu is lodged in jail in Ranchi in connection with multi-crore fodder scam cases.
Tej Pratap's wedding procession comprised 200 cars, horses and brass bands. Led by his younger brother Tejashwi Yadav, the marriage procession saw Lalu Yadav along with his wife Rabri Devi, various relatives and well-wishers.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan were among the guests.
Tej Pratap was health minister in the grand alliance ministry. He is an MLA from Mahua in Vaishali district. Tej Pratap has been also dropping hints that he did not get along well with his younger brother Tejashwi who has emerged as the party's de facto leader in their father's absence.
Aishwarya studied in Patna’s Notre Dame school and is graduated from Delhi University. She also received an MBA from Amity University in Noida. She is the eldest of three children. Her brother Apurva is pursuing a law degree, while her sister Aayushi is an engineer.
(With PTI inputs)