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Tej Pratap hasn't come back to Patna after meeting Lalu Prasad in Ranchi: Family sources

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

RJD Yadav, who met his father Prasad in Ranchi Saturday regarding his decision to divorce his wife, did not return here as expected but left mid-way for an unknown destination, sources close to the family said Tuesday.

Yadav had met his father for a couple of hours at the hospital in Ranchi, where the Rashtriya (RJD) supremo is lodged in custody in connection with a fodder scam case, Saturday and checked in at a Bodh Gaya hotel Sunday night, local MLA said.

He left the hotel Monday afternoon, saying he was going to Patna, Sarvjeet added.

"I met Yadav, along with other party leaders, over dinner Sunday. He was looking exhausted. He bade us goodbye Monday, saying he was returning home. I have the knowledge of his movements only till his departure from the Royal Residency hotel," the MLA told PTI over phone.

The mercurial elder son of Prasad and former Rabri Devi, however, was yet to reach Patna, his family sources said.

Yadav had told reporters after meeting Prasad that he stood by his decision to give divorce to his wife of six months,

"No person can live a stifled life," he had said.

Yadav is said to be fond of visiting places of pilgrimage like and for spiritual solace and one of his grouses against his wife is that she has not been able to adjust to his way of life.

Yadav, a former health minister, had recently spent a number of days in Vrindavan, where he was reportedly seen playing a flute with a peacock feather tied to his in the midst of a herd of cows.

Neither Aishwarya, who is the daughter of RJD MLA and granddaughter of former Daroga Prasad Rai, nor any member of her family has spoken on the matter so far.

She had tied the knot with Yadav on May 12 and the RJD had moved an application seeking divorce on November 2, citing incompatibility.

Yadav has also been dropping hints that he is not getting along well with younger brother Tejashwi, who has emerged as the party's de facto in their father's absence.

Prasad, who is serving sentences in fodder scam cases, had flown in from Ranchi after obtaining parole from a court to attend Yadav's wedding, which was attended by the leaders of virtually all the political parties, including and

Setting political acrimony aside, the said it wished that the young couple resolved their differences and reunited on the auspicious occasion of Deepawali.

"It is a family matter, which has to be resolved by both sides. One should refrain from making political statements on the issue. It is unfortunate for a young couple to have experienced such a discord. Best wishes to Aishwarya, who is the daughter of the society, and hopes for her happy reunion with by Deepawali," said.

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 22:05 IST