Rohit Shekhar, who a few months back got united with his father and four-time chief minister N D Tiwari after fighting a nearly six-year-long bitter paternity suit, Sunday alleged his father was drugged by people in his “staff” and some “very close relatives” to apparently fog his decision-making and thus keep Tiwari from “acknowledging” him and his mother Ujjwala Sharma.
Celebrating Father’s Day with Tiwari for the first time in 35 years, Rohit said “three months back I never expected this; there were so many barriers and walls created by vested interests around my father (since) he is a powerful man. And the tragic part is that these people who surrounded him used the infirmities — which come with old age — against both me and him. And I was angry.”
“He was stupefied…by the kinds of drugs, the kinds of narcotics, which are illegally given…(he was) constantly fed those drugs; so he was not aware what he was signing, what documents he was putting his fingers on; he was not even aware.
“So these people…they were close to him and they never wanted me there, they never wanted my mother,” Rohit told The Indian Express.
Manish Sisodia has directed the officials of Revenue Department to probe the matter and submit a report.