‘Chacha, Mujhe Ghar Nahi milega?’: Tej Pratap Yadav’s request to ‘uncle’ Nitish Kumar bears fruit

Patna: Patna: Tej Pratap Yadav, the former Bihar minister and Rashtriya Janta Dal leader, who is often in the news for his antics and most recently for his decision to divorce his wife of six months Aishwarya Rai, is once again in the spotlight after he called up chacha or uncle Nitish Kumar to help him secure a house. Nitish obliged but not before consulting Lalu himself.

Reportedly, Tej Pratap recently wrote an application for a new house and met even the state’s Building Construction Minister. But it did not worked out and called up to Nitish Kumar and said, “Chacha, Mujhe Ghar Nahi milega? (Uncle, won’t I get a house?),” he had pleaded, said a source close to him.

The reluctant Chief Minister intervened only after ascertaining the views of Lalu Yadav, who conveyed through his aides that a separate house might help Tej Pratap patch up with his wife.

Tej Pratap gets the house at 7 M Strand Road, where Nitish Kumar had stayed for a few months after stepping down as Chief Minister in July. After forming his new government in partnership with earlier BJP ally, Nitish Kumar shifted to his official residence. Tej Pratap’s house is just few hundred meters from 10, Circular Road bungalow where the Yadav family lives — remained vacant.

Tej Pratap, an elder son of Lalu Yadav had been a minister in the Grand Alliance government led by Nitish Kumar. But after the alliance broke, Tej along with his brother Tejashwi Yaday, who was deputy started targeting the Chief Minister.