Patna, Nov 29 (IANS) Contrary to reports that he has withdrawn the divorce petition, RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav on Thursday said he will not do so and would fight it in the court.
“I have not changed my decision,” said Tej Pratap, former state health minister, about his decision to divorce his wife of six months.
Tej Pratap stunned political circles when he announced earlier this month that he would separate from his wife Aishwarya Rai, daughter of senior RJD leader Chandrika Rai and granddaughter of former Chief Minister Daroga Rai.
He returned to Patna after spending three weeks with his ailing father, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, in Ranchi. He appeared before the civil court in Patna in the divorce case hearing today. The court posted the matter to January 8.
Sources said Tej Pratap’s mother, former Chief Minister Rabri Devi, had been eagerly awaiting his elder son’s return to convince him to withdraw the divorce petition.
In his petition, Tej Pratap has said he no longer wanted to be with his wife since they had compatibility issues.