RJD chief Lalu Yadav's son Tej Pratap Yadav on Monday met his mother Rabri Devi on the occasion of New Year. After talking blessings from his mother, Emotional Tej Pratap spoke to media with teary eyes said:
"I went to meet my father. I spoke to my mother also on the eve of the New Year and today I met her and took her blessings. Obviously, if someone will meet their mother after so long, it is natural to get emotional. My Mother said that she is with me in this fight. Since childhood, my mother has been always by my side".
Speaking about his relationship with his wife Aishwarya Rai, Tej Pratap said that he has nothing to do with her anymore.
"I don't know whatever Aishwarya is saying. I have broken all relations with her and I want to make this clear. The way they have behaved...I don't want to talk about it. I have nothing to do with them".
When he was asked about his party and specifically about his brother Tejashwi Yadav, he said:
"Tejashwi is my new Chief Minister. On New Year, I have made him my Chief Minister."
Earlier, RJD national president Lalu Yadav's estranged brothers-in-law Sadhu Yadav and Subhash Yadav on Saturday sought to fish in troubled waters by accusing the former Bihar chief minister of having ignored his elder son Tej Pratap Yadav when naming Tejashwi Yadav as his political successor.
The brothers of Lalu Yadav's wife Rabri Devi, who succeeded him as chief minister, used to wield tremendous influence in Bihar politics and administration when the RJD was in power.
Talking to a regional news channel separately, Sadhu Yadav and Subhash Yadav squarely blamed Lalu Yadav for the perceived struggle for supremacy between Tej Pratap - who of late has shown greater interest in the RJD's affairs - and Tejashwi Yadav - who was declared the party's chief ministerial candidate last year.
"It was his (Lalu's) excessive fondness for Tejashwi that led him to turn his back on us. Now he is doing the same to his elder son. Being the elder child, Tej Pratap too must get something," Sadhu Yadav said.