Tej Pratap, speaking exclusively to Republic TV, said that he never wanted to marry Aishwarya and only did so due to the wishes of his parents. The RJD leader said this while he was on his way to meet his father in the hospital
Patna: Tej Pratap Yadav, Lalu Yadav's elder son, has filed for divorce from his wife Aishwarya Rai, whom he married on May 12 this year.
Tej Pratap, speaking exclusively to Republic TV, said that he never wanted to marry Aishwarya and only did so due to the wishes of his parents. The RJD leader said this while he was on his way to meet his father in the hospital.
Not only this, Tej Pratap also said that the two did not have any 'compatibility' and it is like he is North pole and she is South pole.
He filed for divorce in a Patna court on November 2 on the grounds of cruelty, according to media reports.
"Aishwarya is from a high society, and I was forcefully married to her. There is no compatibility between us. When there was a fight between us, Aishwarya was the one who told me to get divorced. I never wanted to marry her as I am a religious person. But on the wishes of my parents, I married her. My sisters had also asked me to not marry, but I was forced to. I even told my father that there was no compatibility between us, but no one heard me. I am North pole, she is South pole," claimed Tej Pratap, as reported by the website.
Tej Pratap also said now that everyone knows, there is no looking back. He stressed on the fact that he will not even listen to his father now.
"I have taken this decision in full conscience and have filed the petition. The bow is out of the arrow now, I will not budge. I will not listen to my father who I am going to meet. Even if the Prime Minister says, I won't back down. I know everyone is after me. I have even told Tejashwi that my compatibility with Aishwarya is not there at all. She studied in from Miranda House and Amity in Delhi while I studied at Patna University. I am a religious person, and I go to Vrindavan always," he added.
Aishwarya also belongs from a political family. While her grandfather Daroga Rai was a former chief minister of Bihar, her father Chandrika Rai is a former minister and a RJD leader.
However, this is not the first controversy to rock Lalu Prasad’s family.
It is speculated that a rift was created between Tej Partap and his younger brother Tejashwi Yadav after the former chief minister anointed the latter as the future leader of RJD.
Though the family always dismissed such claim, this time Tej Pratap that forces within the party, close to other members of his family, have always tried to sideline him.
"People surrounding Tejashwi, Rabri and Lalu Yadav have always tried to marginalize me. People like Om Prakash Nagmani, surrounding Tejashwi have always tried to belittle me. People have made me a scapegoat to take political mileage." He said, as reported.
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Last Updated Nov 3, 2018, 4:23 PM IST