RJD supremo Lalu Prasad’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav, whose whereabouts had been unknown for the last five days, is believed to be in the national capital.
According to media reports, Bihar’s former health minister Tej Pratap arrived in New Delhi on Thursday night to celebrate his brother Tejashwi’s birthday today.
Tej Pratap’s family sources had earlier said he did not return home after visiting his father in Ranchi to discuss his decision to divorce his wife of six months, Aishwarya Rai.
It was reported that Tej Pratap’s mother, former chief minister Rabri Devi, had been eagerly waiting for his return to join the family for Diwali celebrations.
Some of the RJD leaders had claimed that Tej Pratap had been camping in Varanasi since Monday. The family sources had refuted reports about Tej Pratab being missing as they said he had been in constant touch with his family.
“Contrary to reports that Tej Pratap was missing, he is in Varanasi and in touch with few of his close supporters,” a party official had told IANS.
The official said Tej Pratap was upset and angry after his family including his mother did not support his decision to separate from his wife Aishwarya Rai, daughter of senior RJD leader Chandrika Rai and granddaughter of former Chief Minister Daroga Rai.
He filed for divorce in the Patna High Court on November 2.
In his petition, Tej Pratap said he no longer wanted to be with his wife since they had compatibility issues.
Tejashwi, who has been in Delhi for the last three days, turned 29 today and it seems he will be joined by his brother Tej Pratap to celebrate the occasion.