Even as the divorce case of Lalu Prasad Yadav's elder son is sub-judice, his wife was spotted leaving Rabri Devi's residence in tears on Friday. Lalu's elder son Tej Pratap and his wife Aishwarya Rai are engaged in a legal battle soon after their marriage in 2018. In the latest development, Aishwarya Rai was spotted outside Rabri Devi's official residence. Even as she did not speak to media, cameras captured her crying, after which she sat in her father's car and left the venue. Though Aishwarya last month responded to the divorce plea seeking protection from the family court under the Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence Act, 2005, her being at the residence has piqued speculations of feud in the Yadav family. Aishwariya is the daughter of senior RJD legislator Chandrika Rai. Earlier, Rai also missed RJD membership drive suggesting tussle within the party due to family problems.
Last month, Tej Pratap Yadav's wife Aishwarya Rai in her reply in the Patna Civil Court said that Tej Pratap is a drug addict. In her application(reply), Aishwarya Rai had alleged that within a few days of their marriage, she had discovered that Tej Pratap was addicted to Marijuana (illicit Cannabis). She had added that he consumed drugs on a regular basis. She also alleged that under the influence of the drug, the RJD leader would often dress inappropriately. Tej Pratap debuting new 'avatars' has become almost a weekly occurrence of late.
She also claimed that Tej Pratap "made several false and defamatory averments" against her in the divorce petition, adding that he used to take "digs at her about her educational background telling her that there was no use of her educational qualifications and degrees"."These series of events made both hers and Tej Pratap's families a laughing stock in the society," she added in the petition. In the petition, Aishwarya Rai has sought protection from the family court under the Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence Act, 2005.
Tej Pratap Yadav, the elder son of Rabri Devi and Lalu Prasad, filed a divorce petition in Patna's family court, earlier in November 2018 on the grounds of cruelty only months after getting married to Aishwarya. The high-profile wedding which took place on May 12, 2018, was attended by an array of prominent political leaders including Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik, and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan among others. In order to attend the wedding of his son, RJD chief Lalu Yadav was also out on parole from jail. Amid the divorce speculation during the time, Tej's advocate, Yashwant Kumar Sharma, had clarified that the RJD leader and his wife Aishwarya Rai could not get along with each other and, therefore they decided to part ways.