Tejashwi said he did not want to discuss the divorce of his elder brother as it was not a matter of public interest.
Tejashwi said that Tej Pratap’s divorce did not call for regular reporting from the media. (PTI file photo)
- Tejashwi was in Ranchi to meet his ailing father Lalu Yadav
- Met father for first time since Tej Pratap filed for divorce
- Also asked media to stay away from reporting on politician’s personal matters
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav has said that he would not like to discuss the issue of his elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav’s decision to divorce his wife Aishwarya as it was not a matter of public interest. He stressed that the issue, which has caused much upheaval in the Yadav household, is a family matter and the family is capable of resolving it internally.
Speaking to the media after meeting his ailing father and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad at a Ranchi hospital today, Tejashwi said, “Jo public interest ki baat nahi hai woh hum nahi karenge. Ye parivarik mamla hai aur parivar mein jo kuch bhi chal raha hai, parivar ke log saksham hain in cheezon ko dekhne ke liye (I will not discuss something which is not in public interest. Tej Pratap’s divorce is a family matter and we are capable of resolving it within the family)”
The former deputy chief minister said that Tej Pratap’s divorce did not call for regular reporting from the media. He advised the media against reporting on personal matters in a politician’s life.
“Humne toh pehle bhi kaha hai ki agar kisi ke jeevan ke niji sawalon ko uthaya jayega toh mukhyamantri se lekar pradhan mantri tak nahi bachenge (I have already said that if personal issues are raised then whether it’s chief minister or prime minister, no one will be able to escape)”, said the RJD leader.
This was Tejashwi’s first meeting with father Lalu after the news of his brother’s divorce broke. Lalu’s condition is said to have deteriorated after the current crisis in his family.