N. D. Tiwari

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Narayan Dutt Tiwari
नारायण दत्त तिवारी
Governor of Andhra Pradesh
In office
22 August 2007 – 26 December 2009
Preceded by Rameshwar Thakur
Succeeded by E. S. L. Narasimhan
Minister for External Affairs
In office
1986–1987
Preceded by P Shiv Shankar
Succeeded by Rajiv Gandhi
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
In office
1976–77, 1984–85, 1988–89
3rd Chief Minister of Uttarakhand
In office
2002–2007
Personal details
Born (1925-10-18) 18 October 1925 (age 89)
Baluti, United Provinces, British India
(now in Nainital District, Uttarakhand)
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Sushila Tiwari (m. 1954–93) (death)
Ujjwala Sharma (m. 2014)
Residence Dehradun, Uttarakhand [1]
Religion Hinduism

Narayan Dutt Tiwari (Hindi: नारायण दत्त तिवारी); born 18 October 1925) is an Indian politician affiliated with the Indian National Congress party. He was thrice Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (1976–77, 1984–85, 1988–89) and once Chief Minister of Uttarakhand (2002–2007). In 1986–1987, he served in Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's cabinet as Minister for External Affairs. He was serving as Governor of Andhra Pradesh from 2007 until 2009, when he was forced to resign following a sex scandal.

Early life and education[edit]

Narayan Dutt Tiwari was born in 1925, in village Baluti, Nainital district. His father Poornanand Tiwari was an officer in the forest department, and who later resigned and joined the Non-cooperation movement.[2][3] Tiwari received his education at various schools including, M.B. School, Haldwani, E.M. High School, Bareilly and C.R.S.T. High School, Nainital.[4]

His initiation into politics came early, when during the Indian Independence movement, he was arrested on 14 December 1942 for writing Anti-British leaflets opposing imperialist policies, and sent to Nainital jail, where his father was already lodged.[5] Upon his release after 15 months in 1944, he joined Allahabad University, where he topped the University in M.A. (Political Science), he continued his education doing LLB from the same university, and elected as the President of the Students’ Union of the Allahabad University in 1947. Meanwhile he remained Secretary, All India Student Congress, 1945-49.[4][6]

In 1954, he married Sushila Tiwari (née Sanwal),[7] with whom he has two daughters.[8] On 14 May 2014, he married Ujjwala Sharma, his longtime sweetheart and mother of his biological Son Rohit Shekhar.[9]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

In the first election in Uttar Pradesh after the independence for the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly held in 1952, he was elected from Nanital constituency and became an MLA for the first time on Praja Samajwadi Party ticket. In 1957, he was elected from the Nainital legislative constituency, and became the leader of Opposition in the Assembly.

In 1963, he joined the Indian National Congress party, and was elected Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from the Kashipur constituency in 1965 and was subsequently appointed a minister in the Government of Uttar Pradesh. After that he also remained Minister for Finance and Parliamentary Affairs in the Chaudhary Charan Singh Government (1979–1980). In 1968, he established Jawaharlal Nehru National Youth Centre (JNNYC), a voluntary organisation. He remained the first President of Indian Youth Congress from 1969 to 1971.

Later positions[edit]

N. D. Tiwari was the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh three times: from January 1976 to April 1977, from August 1984 to September 1985 and from June 1988 to December 1988. He was elected to 7th Lok Sabha in 1980, and served as a union minister in several portfolios in the 1980s: starting with Planning, and also remained Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission. Thereafter he became a member of Rajya Sabha 1985-1988, during this period he also remained the Minister of Industries in September 1985 and in addition to that portfolio, became minister of Petroleum in 1986. He then served as India's External Affairs Minister from October 1986 until July 1987, at which point he became Minister of Finance and Commerce,[4][10] serving in that position until June 1988, when he became chief minister of Uttar Pradesh for the third time.

He was a contender to be Prime Minister of India in the early 1990s but was pipped to the post by P. V. Narasimha Rao.[11] One of the key reasons was that he lost the Lok Sabha elections by a mere 800 votes. In 1994, he resigned from Congress and formed his own All India Indira Congress (Tiwari) along with senior Congress leader, Arjun Singh in 1995, but joined back when Sonia Gandhi came at the helm of affairs of the party two years later, and after a devastating defeat of the party under Narasimha Rao during the general elections in 1996. Tiwari was elected to the 11th Lok Sabha in 1996, and again to the 13th Lok Sabha in 1999.

He later served as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, which was carved out of Uttar Pradesh, from 2002 through 2007. He offered to resign on 5 March 2006, citing his age. He left office in March 2007 following setbacks for his party in the state elections.

Narayan Dutt Tiwari was appointed as Governor of Andhra Pradesh on 19 August 2007 and was sworn in on 22 August.[12] Following a controversy over his alleged involvement in a sex scandal, he resigned as the Governor on 26 December 2009, citing "health grounds",[13] subsequently he shifted to Dehradun, Uttarakhand.[1]

Controversies[edit]

Sex scandal[edit]

He is alleged to be involved in a sex scandal that began with the broadcast by Telugu language satellite news channel ABN Andhra Jyothi of a video that allegedly showed Tiwari in bed with three women at his official residence in the Raj Bhavan.[14] A police complaint was filed against Tiwari for "sexually abusing girls, blackmail and misuse of office" and the Raj Bhavan staff are being interrogated by police about details related to the scandal, alleged to be the result of the fallout of a mining deal.[15] Tiwari publicly apologized, but claimed that he was being "framed" by "a political conspiracy".[16] On 27 December 2009, Ekkadu Srinivasan Lakshmi Narasimhan was appointed to discharge the duties of governor for the region until regular arrangements for the office are made.[17]

Paternity suit[edit]

In 2008, Rohit Shekhar filed a Paternity suit claiming Tiwari to be his biological father. The court ordered that DNA mapping of Tiwari be done, which the court successfully compelled compliance with on 29 May 2012.[1] On 27 July 2012, the Delhi High Court, citing a need to end the controversy, rejected a request from Tiwari's lawyers to keep his paternity test result a secret.

The DNA test results released by the court on Friday, 27 July 2012 established that Tiwari is the biological father of Rohit Shekhar, and that Ujjwala Sharma is the biological mother.[18] Tiwari urged the media to respect his privacy, saying "I have every right to live my life my way. No one has the right to look into my private life."[19] On 3 March 2014 Tiwari accepted that Rohit was his son. He said "I have accepted that Rohit Shekhar is my son. The DNA test also proved he is my biological son," the 88-year-old was quoted as telling NDTV.[20][21]

In September 2013, he was seen dancing with a younger female TV show host in a Programme at Lucknow organized to honor the Martyrs.[22]

Wedding to Ujwala Sharma[edit]

Congress leader ND Tiwari has married Ujjwala Sharma, the woman whose son he recently accepted as his own after a lengthy lawsuit. Rohit Shekhar, 32, had taken the politician to court after Mr Tiwari had refused to acknowledge their biological relationship.

In March, Mr Tiwari publicly accepted Mr Shekhar is his son.

In 2012, the Congressman, who had resisted submitting blood samples for a DNA test, was ordered to cooperate by the Supreme Court. The Delhi High Court then ruled that DNA tests proved that Mr Tiwari had fathered Mr Shekhar.

Mr Shekhar was reportedly among the guests present at the wedding that took place in Lucknow.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "ND Tiwari's DNA test reports to be opened in court today at 0230 pm". 27 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Umachand Handa. History of Uttaranchal. Indus Publishing, p. 210. 2002. ISBN 81-7387-134-5.
  3. ^ Narayan Dutt Tiwari profiles.incredible-people.com.
  4. ^ a b c Biographical Sketch Governor of Andhra Pradesh, website.
  5. ^ Uttar Pradesh District Gazetteers, p. 64. Government of Uttar Pradesh. 1959.
  6. ^ Narayan Dutt Tiwari Biography. President of India website.
  7. ^ End of the road for Tiwari
  8. ^ [1] Cite: "But charges of misgovernance and of people having free access to him continue to dog him. Sources close to him say some of his aides exploited the vacuum in his domestic setup—his wife Sushila, a doctor in Lucknow, died over 10 years ago."
  9. ^ "Former UP CM, ND Tiwari marries Ujjwala Sharma at 88". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  10. ^ Biography at garhwalhimalayas.com.
  11. ^ The second-most-popular candidate is Narayan Dutt Tiwari... New York Times, 26 May 1991.
  12. ^ "Tiwari sworn in as Andhra Governor" PTI (The Hindu), 22 August 2007.
  13. ^ S. Nagesh Kumar (2009-12-27). "Tiwari quits in the wake of TV exposé". The Hindu. 
  14. ^ K.V. Ramana (2009-12-26). "86-yr-old Andhra governor targeted in sleaze CDs". DNA India. 
  15. ^ G.S. Radhakrishna (2009-12-27). "Misuse case against Tiwari". The Telegraph. 
  16. ^ "N D Tiwari on 'sex tapes': I apologise, but I've done no wrong". The Times of India. 2009-12-28. 
  17. ^ "Sex sting fallout: Chhattisgarh governor gets additional charge of Andhra". The Times of India. 2009-12-27. 
  18. ^ "DNA test out, N.D. Tiwari is Rohit Shekhar's father". Deccan Herald. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  19. ^ "DNA test confirms ND Tiwari as Rohit Shekhar’s biological father". Zee News. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  20. ^ http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/i-accept-that-he-is-my-son-nd-tiwari-on-rohit-shekhar-who-took-him-to-court-in-paternity-battle-490478
  21. ^ http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/rohit-shekhar-is-my-son-n.d.-tiwari/1/346532.html
  22. ^ "N D Tiwari forcibly began dancing with Female Anchor at a Programme in Lucknow". Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  23. ^ http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/just-married-at-88-nd-tiwari-is-a-bridegroom-524711

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