In a major development, former Health Minister of Bihar Tej Pratap Yadav's wife Aishwarya Rai has filed her reply in the Patna Civil Court to the allegations made by the RJD leader in connection to their divorce case.
In her application(reply), Aishwarya Rai has alleged that within a few days of their marriage, she discovered that Tej Pratap was addicted to Marijuana (illicit Cannabis) and added that he consumed that said drug on 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.
Tej Pratap Yadav has donned multiple different looks over the last year, with the most recent being the following: