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11-day puja held to resolve Tej Pratap Yadav's marital problems: Priest

Press Trust of India  |  Mirzapur (UP) 

Amid strains in the marriage of former Lalu Prasad Yadav's son Pratap Yadav, an 11-day puja was performed at the Maa Devi temple here, a said Friday.

Lalu Yadav's family members have immense faith in the goddess enshrined there and have been frequent visitors to the temple in eastern Uttar Pradesh, bordering Bihar, said

The said he performed the 'havan puja' for them so that they can overcome their current problems.

"A havan puja was held for 11 days to please the 'grah nakshatra' and for peace in the entire family," Mishra said.

He said he talked over the phone with Pratap Yadav, who asked him to pray to the goddess. Yadav could not be contacted to confirm this.

"I have been talking to him and the family all through, ever since the present problems surfaced. We held special prayers to the goddess for the entire family to overcome them," the priest said.

Mishra said he got the puja conducted by 11 priests and the 'purnahuti', marking the end of the prayers, was performed on Thursday night.

Pratap Yadav, a former who has been in the for his failing marriage, Friday said he is currently in Haridwar.

He told a tv channel that he would not return home until his family backs his decision to divorce his wife of six months.

The was seen Saturday in Bodh Gaya, where he had checked in at a hotel after meeting his ailing father at a hospital in Ranchi.

is learnt to have been upset over his elder son's decision to seek divorce.

The former is serving sentences in a number of fodder scam cases. At present, he is lodged at a hospital in Ranchi on medical grounds.

and -- daughter of RJD MLA and grandchild of former -- had married on May 12.

"Our differences are irreconcilable. I had said this to my parents before the marriage was solemnised. But nobody listened to me then and nobody is listening to me now, the former Bihar minister has said.

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 19:25 IST