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Tej Pratap's divorce plea not matter of public interest, family capable of handling it: Tejashwi

Press Trust of India  |  Ranchi 

Saturday said his elder brother Yadav's divorce plea was not a matter of public interest and his family was capable of handling the situation.

The former deputy made the remark when he was quizzed by the media whether would agree to a compromise with his wife The divorce petition was filed recently.

Tej Pratap, an MLA and a former health minister, had said Friday he would not return home till his family backed his decision to divorce his wife. He was last seen in Mathura from where he left for on Friday to celebrate Tejashwi's birthday.

Rai is the daughter of RJD MLA and grandchild of former Daroga She married on May 12.

Tejashwi, hit out at the reporters here, saying "The thing which is not in public interest, I will not tell. It is a family matter and the family members are capable of looking into whatever is going on."

He was in the capital to meet his ailing father at the The RJD supremo is serving sentences in a number of fodder scam cases and at present, is admitted at the hospital.

Tej Pratap had met Prasad at the medical institute a week ago. The is learnt to have been upset over his elder son's decision to seek divorce.

An apparently peeved Tejashwi told reporters: "You tell me, who has prepared meals at your house. You prepared it or your wife? Was it good (taste) or bad (taste)? Did you eat together or not?"

On his visit to Ranchi, he said,"Every Saturday family members get the opportunity to meet my father. Yesterday, was my birthday and obviously, I came to seek his blessings."

"I also came to enquire about my father's health. His health is not well somewhat and we are concerned. We pray that doctors attending him will help him recover at the earliest," Tejashwi said.

He also said the media has been his family's well wisher and asked reporters not to indulge in "A to Z (regular) update".

"Earlier too, I had said that if you raise such issues nobody from the CM (chief minister) to PM (prime minister) will be spared... Therefore, let matters pertaining to home be at home."

"Our (politicians) responsibility is that what is happening in the interest of the people should be raised. Issues related to the interests of the people should be raised," Tejashwi said.

"I also say that I am more concerned with Bihar and the nation," he added.

To a query on the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar, Yadav said the "people will answer at the appropriate time".

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 20:25 IST