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