Forced to marry for political benefits, says Lalu’s son

The elder son’s decision to divorce his wife within five months of marriage left former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav’s family in deep sorrow. Several attempts by the family to makes them to live together said to be failed to yield any results. Lalu Prasad, who is now in jail said to be shocked with this development and he was admitted in Ranchi hospital, due to fallen health.

However, former Bihar minister Tej Pratap Yadav, admitted that his filing the divorce from his wife of six months has stunned his family and friends. Stating that he failed to adjust with his wife since marriage, he said “I was made a scapegoat for political benefits of several people in my family and party.”

A visibly upset Tej Pratap, a sitting RJD MLA, said that there is no match between them. “We both come from extremely different backgrounds. Our culture and grooming are poles apart. I was never ready for the wedding. I kept pleading my parents and also discussed my feelings with brother Tejashwi and sisters but nobody took me seriously. ..,” he added, before leaving for Ranchi to meet his ailing father, who is serving a jail term there.

In what was considered one of the most high-profile weddings in the country in 2018, he married Aishwarya, daughter of former minister, Chandrika Rai and granddaughter of former Bihar chief minister, Daroga Rai, on May 12 this year.

Immediately after their engagement, there were murmurs of ‘mismatch’ in the alliance, with Aishwarya having completed her post-graduation from Delhi’s Lady Sri Ram College, while Tej Pratap had dropped studies after class 11. All seemed well initially with mother-in-law Rabri Devi calling Aishwarya the ‘Laxmi’ of the house.

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