Uttarakhand polls: Congress leader ND Tiwari, son Rohit Shekhar to join BJP today

ND Tiwari had earlier served as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh as well as Andhra Pradesh Governor.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 19, 2017 12:11 pm


Congress leader Narayan Dutt Tiwari and his son Rohit Shekhar will join the BJP on Wednesday, news agency ANI reported. Tiwari has been seeking a ticket for Rohit from Kumaon region of Uttarakhand and the BJP has reportedly agreed to his demand.

The 91-year-old leader was discharged from a private hospital in Haldwani on January 15, after falling unconscious. According to hospital sources, Tiwari was admitted due to “transient loss of consciousness”.

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Tiwari had earlier served as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh as well as Andhra Pradesh Governor.  In 2013, Shekhar had filed a paternity suit claiming that the Congress leader and 67-year-old Ujjwala Sharma were his biological parents. While initially refusing to undergo any DNA tests, Tiwari finally agreed and the test results declared that Rohit was his biological son. The Delhi HC in 2014 passed an order declaring Shekhar as the biological son of ND Tiwari.

Tiwari lives in Gora Padav of Haldwani city in Nainital district.

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  1. J
    Jai hind
    Jan 18, 2017 at 4:13 am
    Hmmm JB sidhu ko congi accept kiya to bada jamela chalraha ta... Opportunist bolke.. Now wot about this
    1. Abhimanyu
      Jan 18, 2017 at 7:01 am
      Amit Shah strategy - to import all from congress and present bjp as secular party when reality is bjp is a big party full of buddhus and communal people as proved by demonetisation and muzaffarnagar.
      1. Manoj Manoj
        Jan 18, 2017 at 7:45 am
        Tiwari is dead horse. Not sure if his son can bring in something to the table. Seems this is nothing more than a morale boost for BJP.
        1. A
          Jan 18, 2017 at 4:10 am
          So he was looking for a ticket and BJP gave him that and welcomed him ?
          1. P
            Pradeep Raghavan
            Jan 18, 2017 at 6:55 am
            Even if they join BJP, Who will vote for this 91-year-old man and his illegitimate son?
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