Hyderabad, Dec 26: Andhra Pradesh Governor N D Tiwari landed in a fresh controversy on Friday, Dec 25, after a local TV channel showed explicit footage purportedly of 86-year-old Tiwari in bed with three young women.
The development amid the crisis in the state over the Telangana statehood issue triggered demands that the 86-year-old Governor resign or be dismissed.
The Raj Bhavan approached the AP High Court, filed a PIL against the channel 'ABN Andhra Jyothy' and got an order to restrain it from further airing the footage which was allegedly taken inside Raj Bhavan during the night.
The Channel stopped telecasting the footage after the court ordered the channel to stop airing it.
Raj Bhavan denied the footage and issued a statement. "The Governor is 86 years old and in the evening of his life. It is sad and unfortunate that constitutional functionaries are dragged in to needless controversies," it added.
The leader of opposition in Andhra Pradesh assembly and Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu demanded the immediate sacking of Tiwar for his alleged involvement in the 'scandal'.
"The only way for him (Tiwari) is to resign or the Centre should sack him," Naidu said.
Recently, Tiwari got relief from the Delhi High Court in a paternity case filed by Rohit Sekhar, who claimed to be his son. The court dismissed Rohit's petition on the grounds of time limitation.