ND Tiwari claims to be victim of language politics

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Dehradun, Dec 30 (ANI): Former Andhra Pradesh Governor Narayan Dutt Tiwari, who had to resign after his name figured in an alleged sex scandal, has said that he was a victim of language politics.

Talking to reporters here on Tuesday, Tiwari said he has been a victim of language politics.

"When I was made the Governor of Andhra Pradesh, the language politics of the State and the State politics of demanding new Telangana state, whether to form Telangana or not, that fight is still going on. People are even asking that a state reconstitution commission be formed for creation of a new state. From Gorkhaland to Telangana, everywhere there is a fire and someone or the other always gets caught in that fire," he added.

Tiwari, a Hindi-speaking citizen served as the Governor of Andhra Pradesh where the majority of people speak in the regional Telugu language.

Tiwari had sent his resignation to President Pratibha Patil citing health concerns.

As per media reports, a criminal complaint has been lodged with the police by a lawyer seeking Tiwari's prosecution for offences under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act and other relevant provisions of the CrPc.

The advocate, Gopala Krishna Kalanidhi, has reportedly contended that since Tiwari no longer holds the office of Governor, he is 'open for criminal prosecution for molestation of women and abuse of Constitutional office for personal benefits'.

A local TV channel on Friday ran clips showing Tiwari caught on camera in a compromising position with three women. The clips ran for about an hour before the Hyderabad High Court restrained the channel from airing the video.

Allegations of extra-marital affairs are not new in Tiwari's six-decades-long political career. Tiwari is also a respondent in a paternity suit filed by a man in the Delhi High Court claiming to be his natural son. (ANI)

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