After Tej Pratap Yadav expressed his desire to quit marriage with Aishwarya Rai, he visited his father Lalu Prasad Yadav and the meeting lasted for close 2 hours and 35 minutes. After meeting Lalu Prasad, Tej Pratap addressed the media and said:
"Lalu Ji has told him to wait till he comes to Patna. I will wait for Lalu Ji to come, however, my decision is final as there is no compatibility"
Meanwhile, Tej Pratap's close associate Abhinandan Yadav said:
"It's a family matter and will be resolved within the family".
Earlier in the day, while speaking to Republic TV's senior editor Prakash Singh while he was on the way to the hospital to visit his father, RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav stated that his wife was from 'high society', and the forced marriage between the two did not have any 'compatibility'.
"Aishwarya is from a high society, and I was forcefully married to her. There is no compatibility between us. When there was a fight between us, Aishwarya was the one who told me get divorced. I never wanted to marry her as I am a religious person. But on the wishes of my parents, I married her. My sister's had also asked me to not marry, but I was forced to. I even told my father that there was no compatibility between us, but no one heard me. I am North pole, she is South pole," claimed Tej Pratap.
The former Health Minister of Bihar also mentioned that the decision to file divorce petition was well thought, and he will not listen to anyone, even his father Lalu Prasad Yadav.
"I have taken this decision in full conscience and have filed the petition. The arrow is out of the bow now, I will not budge. I will not listen to my father who I am going to meet. Even if the Prime Minister says, I won't back down. I know everyone is after me. I have even told Tejashwi that my compatibility with Aishwarya is not there at all. She studied in from Miranda House and Amity in Delhi while I studied at Patna University. I am a religious person, and I go to Vrindavan always," he added.