Rohit, who had dragged Tiwari to court, was quoted as saying, "I am shocked that ND Tiwari has finally accepted the fact that I am his son, but I am glad."
He also added, "I hope nothing bad happens now. I only want my mother to be respected. I also want to spend some time with my father like any other family."
Meanwhile, Rohit's mother Ujjwala Sharma said, "Tiwariji said he was sad that me and Rohit had to go through this pain and he accepted Rohit as his son."
Tiwari was forced to go for a DNA test following the paternity suit filed by Rohit. The Delhi high court read out a DNA report in the case, according to which Tiwari was shown as Rohit's biological father.
Tiwari, who was the former governor of Andhra Pradesh and chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, was dragged to court for the first time in the year 2008 by the 34-year-old young man, alleging him to be his father.
Tiwari initially had overruled all allegations against him and refused to go for the DNA test. Later court order forced him for the test which had revealed that Rohit was his son. Now, finally after eight years, Tiwari accepted Rohit as his son.
Tiwari's confession might be proved fatal for Congress ahead of Lok Sabha election which is due by May 2014. The veteran's statement surfaced amid the controversy over Salman Khurshid and BJP leader Narendra Modi. Many raised questions over Congress leaders like ND Tiwari, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Maderna and their alleged involvement in different sexual assault cases when Khurshid called Modi "impotent".