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Judge transfer delays hearing of Tej Pratap's divorce plea

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

The divorce petition of Lalu Prasad's elder son Yadav could not be heard on its scheduled day Tuesday apparently because the hearing the case was transferred and no one has taken charge yet.

The former had filed for divorce from his wife on November 2 last year, six months after his marriage.

Rai's father is a sitting RJD MLA and grandfather was in the 1960s.

Sources in the family court here said Uma Shankar Dwivedi, who had posted the matter for hearing on January 8 vide a November 29 order, was recently transferred to another district and his reliever is yet to take charge.

Yadav had tied the knot with Rai at a magnificent wedding ceremony in the capital in May last year.It was attended by several political leaders, including and

On November 2, however, the mercurial RJD MLA shocked his family members by filing a divorce petition. Tej Pratap's family members, including his mother and younger brother Tejashwi Yadav, had opposed his decision.

Rai had rushed to Devi's residence accompanied by her father, but their efforts to pacify failed.

The RJD supremo's son, angry over lack of support from his own family, left for a pilgrimage which lasted for several days.

He gave interviews to some channels stating that he was a "simpleton" and never wanted to marry the "urbane and suave" Rai, but his family members paid no heed.

Though estranged from his family, paid a visit to his father who is in Ranchi serving sentences in a number of fodder scam cases.

A thaw in his relations with his mother was witnessed on January 1 when the two had an emotional reunion after which he declared "my mother is with me in all my battles".

He also appears to have patched up with Tejashwi who greeted him by touching his feet when he visited the latter's residence a few days ago.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 16:11 IST
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