N D Tiwari resigns as Andhra Governor

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Hyderabad, Dec 26 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Governor Narayan Dutt Tiwari is reported to have resigned from his post on Saturday owing to health reasons.

Tiwari is reported to have sent his resignation letter to President Pratinbha Patil.

On Friday, Tiwari became centre of controversy after a regional channel broadcast some footage showing him in compromising positions with women.

The major controversy made Congress party to face lot of embarrassment due to his long association with the party.

The media report had alleged that a Delhi based person supplied some teenaged girls to Tiwari at the instance of his aide.

After the sting operation was telecast the Raj Bhavan approached the Andhra Pradesh High Court and got a restraint order on the channel from airing the footage.

The Raj Bhavan termed the clipping as fabricated and a tissue of lies.

However, the channel claimed that it has evidence to back what they have shown. arlier in the day, the Central Government had asked for a report from the Andhra Pradesh Government.

The Union Home Ministry asked State Chief Secretary, Ramakant Reddy, to send a detailed report about the allegations made against Tiwari.

Addressing the media in New Delhi, the Congress spokesman, Shakeel Ahmed, said the High Court is looking into the matter.

"Since the matter is sub-judice, no one should comment upon it," Shakeel said.

Tiwari was previously served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

This is not the first time that Tiwari, has figured in controversies involving women.

Sometime back, a lawyer had filed a paternity suit in Delhi High Court against Tiwari claiming that he was born out of intimate relationship between the Governor and his (lawyer) mother. The charge was, however, denied by Tiwari. (ANI)

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