'I Miss Lalu Ji', Says Rabri Devi; Appeals Tej Pratap Yadav to Return Home
Rabri Devi, Lalu Prasad Yadav (Photo Credits: PTI)

Patna, April 13: In an emotional appeal, former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi on Friday requested her elder son Tej Pratap Yadav to return home. Tej Pratap Yadav has not returned home since he visited his father Lalu Prasad in Ranchi last year, after filing a petition in court seeking a divorce from his newly-wedded wife Aishwariya Rai. Rabri Devi also said she misses her husband and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav who is in jail following his conviction in the fodder scam cases.

Rabri Devi, who is pained by Tej Pratap’s decision to stay away from the family, said in Hindi: “Bahut Hua, Laut Aao Beta” (Enough son, please return home). She also expressed her serious concern about the absence of her husband, who has been undergoing treatment at a Ranchi hospital after being convicted in the fodder scam case. "I miss Laluji...his absence is really painful. Without him everything is useless. Hope, he will come back soon," she said. Tej Pratap Takes Jibe at Brother Tejashwi, Makes Veiled Comparison with 'Duryodhan'.

Rejecting reports about differences between Tej and Tejashwi, the wife of RJD chief Lalu Prasad said, "It is all a creation of vested interests." "Some people have been trying to instigate and mislead my son. It is possible that our rivals’, BJP and JD-U, people may be behind it," she added. Rabri Devi said she daily speaks to Tej Pratap over telephone. Supreme Court Dismisses RJD President Lalu Prasad Yadav's Bail Plea in Multi-Crore Fodder Scam.

Tej Pratap has, however, repeatedly expressed his displeasure over younger brother Tejashwi’s refusal to field a candidate of his choice from the Sheohar Lok Sabha constituency.