Patna, November 10: RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's wife Rabri Devi has decided that she will not observe the Chhath festival this year indicating the trouble in the politically prominent Yadav family. This would be the first time in many years that the festival will not be celebrated at Lalu Prasad Yadav's house in Patna. Chhath celebrations at Lalu Prasad Yadav's house are one of the highlights of the festival in Bihar. Special Trains for Diwali and Chhath Puja 2018: View List of Trains and Schedule By Indian Railways for Festival Season.
Reports said that Rabri Yadav and family have taken the decision as they upset with Tej Pratap Yadav's decision to divorce Aishwarya Rai. The couple got married on May 14, 2018 but Tej Pratap filed for a divorce in Patna Court, after six months of marriage. Aishwarya Rai to Get a Divorce! Lalu Prasad Yadav's Son Tej Pratap Files Application at Patna Court.
This is the latest news that is bound to hit the supporters of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) party. Reports said that family and party patriarch Lalu Prasad Yadav's health has also deteriorated. Lalu Yadav is admitted in RIMS hospital in Ranchi, Jharkhand, and is undergoing treatment. Meanwhile, Tej Pratap Yadav has refused to return home until he does not find support from family members over his decision to divorce Aishwarya Rai, said reports. Tejashwi Yadav Skips Birthday Celebration in Bihar Amid Tej Pratap-Aishwarya Rai Divorce Row.
On Friday, November 9, the absence of RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav from his residence in Bihar on his birthday not only disappointing the RJD supporters, who turned out in large numbers to see their leader, but further added fuel to the supposed ongoing tussle in the family. Trouble in the Yadav household began after Tejashwi's elder brother, Tej Pratap, hinted that he was being sidelined in the party. Tej Pratap Yadav had said that he was hurt by the fact that he was ignored in the party and said that he would retire from political life. Tej Pratap Yadav Hints at Quitting Politics For Brother's Sake, Refers to Sequence From Mahabharata.
However, the Yadav family was seen together in Tej Pratap's wedding on May 14. Even Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had attended the wedding despite breaking the alliance with the RJD in 2017. Tej Pratap Yadav-Aishwarya Rai Wedding: Political Stars Gather as Lalu Prasad Yadav's Son Ties The Knot.
But things have been going downhill ever since Tej Pratap Yadav filed for divorce hardly six months after his marriage to Aishwarya Rai, who is the daughter of RJD leader Chandrika Rai and granddaughter of former Bihar Chief Minister Daroga Rai. Reports say that the family is against the divorce and wants Tej Pratap to take back his decision. But Tej Pratap, who stayed away from home even in Diwali, said to a private TV news channel that he has made up his mind and will not take back his decision to divorce Aishwarya Rai and that there is no point in "living by making compromises."