Former Andhra Pradesh Governor N D Tiwari,who had to resign after his alleged involvement in a sex scandal,has said that he will remain active in politics and will seek legal recourse against the TV channel which had shown the video clip defaming him. Vicharon ki rajniti mein thaa aur rahungaa, said Tiwari,when contacted on the phone in Dehradun on Wednesday. He claimed to be the victim of a conspiracy,but did not say who was behind it. Mujhe filmi tarike se phansa diya,where one picture was imposed on another, he said. Tiwari,who is a four-term UP CM and once of Uttarakhand,said,I am innocent. I will fight back legally and politically to clear my name in my lifetime.
He will meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi soon to explain his position.
Tiwari said he had resigned as Andhra Pradesh Governor on health grounds. Andhra Pradesh is a large state where a number of people and delegations used to come to see me daily. It was physically not possible for a person of 86 years of age to discharge the duties of the governor of that state where the agitation for the creation of Telangana had added to the workload, he said.
Aryendra Sharma,OSD to Tiwari in the Raj Bhawan,said: He has been the victim of a conspiracy and he is aware of the forces behind the plot. It is a matter of time before they get exposed. Sharma said the so-called sex tapes were fake and the technique to make such tapes is available. Scandals about Tiwari started being thrown about only after he became the Governor. First,it was the paternity suit and now this. Surely,theres someone who wanted him out of the Raj Bhawan, he added.
An aide said Tiwari resigned because he did not wish to embarrass the Congress leadership.