Rabri Devi up­set over Tej's planned di­vorce, won't cel­e­brate Ch­hath Puja

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PATNA: For­mer Bi­har Chief Min­is­ter Rabri Devi, up­set over el­der son Tej Pratap's planned di­vorce from his wife of six months, and his threat that he won't re­turn home un­less his par­ents sup­ported his de­ci­sion, will not cel­e­brate Ch­hath Puja this year. "Rabri Devi will not cel­e­brate Ch­hath this year be­cause the fam­ily is wor­ried over Tej Pratap's ab­sence from Patna for the last one week," Bhola Ya­dav, a Rashtriya Janata Dal leg­is­la­tor con­sid­ered close to party chief Lalu Prasad's fam­ily, said here on Satur­day. Bhola Ya­dav told IANS that Rabri Devi was un­happy over Tej Pratap's re­ported state­ment that he won't re­turn home un­til his par­ents ap­proved of his de­ci­sion to di­vorce. "In such a sit­u­a­tion, Rabri Devi will not cel­e­brate Ch­hath," he said. He ad­mit­ted that the fam­ily has been try­ing hard to per­suade Tej Pratap to re­turn home soon, but to no avail. RJD lead­ers said that Tej Pratap was camp­ing in Harid­war af­ter vis­it­ing Varanasi a few days ago. Tej Pratap, a for­mer Health Min­is­ter in the Bi­har gov­ern­ment, has not re­turned home since he met his jailed fa­ther Lalu Prasad in Ranchi last week and dis­cussed his de­ci­sion to di­vorce his wife Aish­warya Rai. Tej Pratap mar­ried Aish­warya, daugh­ter of RJD leg­is­la­tor and for­mer Min­is­ter Chan­drika Rai and grand­daugh­ter of for­mer Bi­har Chief Min­is­ter Daroga Rai, on May 12 in Patna.

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