Rohit's mother Ujjwala Sharma claimed there was tension between her son and his wife. According to her, Rohit was friends with an officer, who worked under N D Tiwari, and his wife, and this led to tensions at home
According to his uncle, while Rohit Shekhar was keen on carrying forward the political legacy of his father — who died last year — he was particularly interested in working for healthcare and education in remote areas.
Forensic experts, sources said, have told police that Shekhar died around 14 hours before he was taken to hospital on Tuesday. Police have seized two pillows from Shekhar’s and another room in his house in Defence Colony.
Calling ND Tiwari a “Vikas Purush (man of development)”, Chief Minister Rawat said he had played a big role in putting Uttarakhand on the path of development, and that his contribution to the state would always be remembered.
On Sunday morning, locals, relatives, Congress and BJP leaders reached the circuit house to pay their last respects to Tiwari. In the afternoon, the body was taken for cremation to Chitrashila Ghat in Nainital district’s Ranibagh area.
For many years, Tiwari was perceived as potential prime ministerial material just in case the Congress were to look for someone from beyond the dynasty. He had everything working in his favour — mass appeal in the Hindi heartland, Brahmin roots, education, proven administrative competence and wide acceptability.
Congress leader Narayan Dutt Tiwari and his son Rohit Shekhar on Wednesday joined the BJP in the presence of BJP President Amit Shah following much speculation regarding the move. Tiwari has been seeking a ticket for Rohit from Kumaon region of Uttarakhand and had reportedly agreed with the BJP regarding the same.