Congress leader Digvijay Singh marries long-time girlfriend Amrita Rai

New Delhi, Sept 6: Digvijay Singh, Congress General Secretary, got married to his long-time girlfriend Amrita Rai, the anchor at Rajya Sabha TV.

According to media reports, Digvijay and Amrita tied the knot in Chennai in April 2015.

Digvijay Singh

Sources close to Digvijay Singh confirmed the news of his marriage. [#SelfieWithDaughter Blunder: OMG! New York Times posts Digvijay Singh's pic with girlfriend]

Digvijay was in the US and Amrita too was on leave when the news broke.

In May 2014, 68-year-old Digvijay had confirmed his relationship with 44-year-old Amrita. [Digvijay Singh, TV anchor admit relationship on Twitter]

On the micro-blogging site Twitter, Digvijay had tweeted, "She and her husband have already filed a mutual consent divorce case. Once that is decided we would formalise it."

Later, Amrita too confirmed the news and tweeted, "I have separated from my husband and we have filed a mutual consent divorce papers. After which I have decided to marry with Digvijaya Singh."

Digvijay Singh's wife passed away in 2013. Digvijay has four daughters and one son from his previous marriage. [Digvijay Singh's guru refuses to give blessings for "second marriage"]

Meanwhile, Amrita, Digvijay Singh's wife announced about her marriage on the social networking site Facebook.

She posted:  "I would like to share with my friends that I and Digvijaya Singh have married in a solemn ceremony, as per the Hindu rites. We have also later registered our marriage.

On this occasion, I would like to thank all those who have stood by me through all the difficult times that I faced recently.

Last one and a half years have been particularly stressful and traumatic. I was the victim of a cyber crime, but was treated as a criminal. I was trolled and abused in most derogatory language for no fault of mine. Those who themselves have no concept or belief in love and dignity tried to shame me on social media. But all during this period, I kept a dignified silence and went on with my work, believing in myself and my love for Digvijaya.

I know, question have been raised and will be raised on the age difference between us. But I sincerely feel that at my age I know what is good for me and I can take my decisions as per my own wisdom. We live in a modern, progressive India, and the constitutional and legal framework has empowered me to decide about my life and my life's choices.

I also know that motives can be attributed to my decision. Time is the only final arbitrator in such matters. I am a professional woman, who has worked hard throughout my career and have made a place and reputation for myself. I believe in my professional capabilities and like any other modern women, I have and will continue to shoulder my personal and family responsibilities on my own.

I have married Digvijaya Singh for love. Therefore, I have already requested him to transfer all his property and belongings to his son and daughters. I only want to embark on this new journey with him, working towards a dignified, professional career.

Once again, thank you all my friends, my office colleagues and well-wishers for everything.


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