Lalu Yadav’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav has filed for divorce from his wife Aishwarya Rai.
He filed for divorce in Patna court on Friday (November 2). He married Aishwarya on May 12 this year.
Aishwarya also comes from a political family. Her father Chandrika Rai is a former minister and a Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader.
The news of their separation comes months after speculation first rose of Aishwarya joining politics.
Ahead of RJD’s foundation day in July, Aishwarya’s image could be seen along with her husband and Lalu’s elder son Tej Pratap, his brother Tejashwi, the former CM, his wife Rabri Debi and other important party leaders in posters and banners dotting Patna, triggering speculations of her being fielded from Chapra in the 2019 general elections.
Their wedding was attended by several politicians including Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, governor Satya Pal Malik and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan. RJD chief Lalu Yadav was out on parole to attend the wedding of his son.
The ceremony saw a huge turnout of RJD workers, who had come to meet party chief Lalu Yadav. Several RJD workers and supporters present barged into the venue and vandalised food stalls. They also stole the cutlery including plates, spoons, and glasses along with cold drinks and ice creams.
As a result, Tejaswi Yadav had to issue a public apology.
Tej Pratap got engaged to Aishwarya in Patna on April 18. The couple made headlines when posters showing them as avatars of Lord Shiva and Parvati went up outside his house.