June 10, 2023

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Tej says wife won’t join politics

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Patna: Tej Pratap Yadav does not want his wife to join politics, even though his father Lalu Prasad had famously made his mother Rabri Devi the chief minister despite her not having any law-making experience whatsoever.

Tej Pratap, who tied the knot with Aishwarya Rai on May 12, did not dither on Thursday when he was asked if his wife would enter the political arena.

“There is no chance of Aishwarya coming in politics and I personally do not want her to be in politics. She is happy while serving the in-laws and she is a good wife who is not only taking care of me but also my father and mother. She is a good-natured girl and I am lucky a man,” the former health minister said after attending a meeting at the Bihar Legislative Assembly on Thursday.

Aishwarya comes from a political family. She is the granddaughter of former chief minister Daroga Prasad Rai and daughter of former minister Chandrika Rai, who is the MLA from Parsa in Saran district.

Ever since Aishwarya married Tej Pratap, there has been talk that she would contest the upcoming Lok Sabha election from Chhapra, once considered the pocket borough of the RJD first family.

After Tej Pratap and Aishwarya had got engaged, a few journalists had asked Rabri whether her daughter-in-law would get into politics.

Rabri had also said that she does not want Aishwarya to join politics.

A senior RJD leader requesting anonymity told The Telegraph: “Tej Pratap ji may claim that he does not want his wife to join politics but time will tell. If the situation arises in the family, she will definitely enter the political ring. You already know the current situation how Laluji, Tejashwiji, Misaji and Rabriji are under the scanner of central investigative agencies.”

Asked about his honeymoon plans, Tej Pratap said: “Let’s honeymoon remain a secret; it is not to be disclosed publicly.”

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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