Lalu Yadav’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav files for divorce from Aishwarya Rai


The elder son of Lalu Prasad Yadav has reportedly filed for divorce from his wife, Aishwarya Rai. According to several media reports, Tej Pratap Yadav filed for divorce in a Patna court on Friday.

Tej Pratap Yadav and Aishwarya had got married in May this year, a month after their engagement in Patna. Aishwarya is the oldest daughter of six-time RJD MLA, Chandrika Prasad Rai. Rai was also a minister in the previous RJD government.

More than 30,000 people had reportedly attended Tej Pratap’s wedding. Among his star guests were former UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, Congress veteran Digvijay Singh, NCP leader Praful Patel, Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, Patna Sahib MP Shatrughan Sinha and Sharad Yadav. Lalu Yadav, currently serving jail sentence in fodder scam case,  was given a special permission by Ranchi High Court to attend his son’s wedding.

Tej Pratap, for his part, is the elder son of former Bihar Chief Minister, Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi. He also held the health ministry’s portfolio in the Nitish Kumar government before the JDU decided to dump the RJD and the Congress to align with the BJP.

In July, Tej Pratap had alleged that his Facebook page was hacked after his social media post targeting his mother Rabri Devi went viral. Tej Pratap had threatened to quit politics after holding his mother, among others, responsible for misinformation being spread by his own party leaders against him.

In his controversial Facebook post, which he later deleted, Tej Pratap, had recounted how during his recent trip to his assembly constituency in Mahua, he had learnt that two RJD leaders namely Om Prakash Yadav and MLC Subodh Kumar Rai were trying to harm his reputation by using disparaging terminologies against him. He wrote that he was capable of teaching all of them lesson but his hands were tied because his own mother scolded him when he raised those issued with her.