BIHARPOST NEWS DESK
PATNA: Hours before a local court is to hear his divorce petition, Tej Praatp Yadav looks adamant on breaking marital ties with his wife for six months Aishwarya Rai and hasn’t responded positively to the appeal by his parents to withdraw the petition.
Tej Pratap is elder son of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad and Rabri Devi. The court is scheduled to hear the high-profile case today.
“We haven’t received any instruction from the petitioner to withdraw the case till today,” Tej Pratap’s lawyer Yashwant Kumar Sharma has been quoted as telling the local media.
Speculations were rife that Tej Pratap could withdraw his divorce petition after his telephonic conversation with his mother last week but he has not responded to his mother’s request.
Moreover, he is away from his parents for the past 25 days since he filed the divorce petition in the local family court on 3 November. Currently, he has been on tours of various religious places, such as Mathura, Vrindavan, Vindhayachal, Varanasi and Kurukshetra.
Although it’s not officially clear when he will return to Patna, informed sources said Tej Pratap could reach here right on the day of hearing of his case and will head straightway to the court to put his views.
Last week, Tej Pratap tweeted a philosophical stanza from a verse composed by 16th century poet Abdul Rahim Khan-e-Khana which indirectly means “that the thread of love once getting snapped can’t be mended and any attempts to do so results in knots”.
His wife, a management graduate from a reputed institute in Delhi unlike her high school dropout husband, has maintained a dignified silence over the issue and has not spoken a word over the issue. The couple was married only in May this year.
Tej Pratap’s younger brother and former deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav, however, sought to downplay the case saying both are adults and are capable enough to decide what is god for them.