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At 88, ND Tiwari accepts Rohit Shekhar as his son

At 88, ND Tiwari accepts Rohit Shekhar as his son
Hopefully! A powerful politician being dragged to court by a angry young man claiming to be his son in a paternity suit could remind one of Amitabh Bachchan-starrers Trishul and Laawaris.
Seeking to end a long-drawn legal case, former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand chief minister ND Tiwari on Monday accepted Rohit Shekhar, who had dragged him to court in a paternity suit, as his biological son though the young man remained skeptical.

At a dramatic press conference in which Rohit Shekhar, who, a DNA test had established long back was Tiwari’s son, wept and questioned his sincerity. Tiwari said: ‘There should be no doubt now Rohit is my son. I don’t think any controversy is left now,’ However, he parried a question whether Rohit will be his legal heir, saying he has nothing to bequeath to him. He initially referred to him as his ‘biological son’, prompting Rohit’s mother Ujjwala Sharma to ask Tiwari to declare him unequivocally as his son, which Tiwari did.

On being repeatedly asked, the 88-year-old politician, who quit as Andhra Pradesh governor after a purported video of his sexual escapade was leaked, said he would admit to this in the High Court as well. Asked if his son could stay with him with his mother, he said they are ‘welcome’. Rohit Shekhar had approached the court against Tiwari in 2008, claiming he was born out of an affair between the Congress leader and his mother. In 2012, Tiwari was forced to give samples of his DNA for paternity test.
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