New Delhi: Veteran politician Narayan Dutt Tiwari today admitted that Rohit Shekhar, with whom he had a long-running legal tangle over paternity issue, was his son.
Replying to questions from reporters, Tiwari, who has served as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, and as Governor of Andhra Pradesh, said: " The DNA test has proved that he is my son, and I have no hesitation in admitting that he is my son."
"It's nothing wrong in admitting that the DNA test has proved that he is my son. There is no dispute over it. I will have to accept the Test report", said Tiwari.
Asked whether Rohit Shekhar, presently a journalist, would be able to bear his political legacy, Tiwari said: "Whether he succeeds or not, depends on him. Legacy can't be bestowed from father to son."
The 90-year-old veteran politician who has served the Gandhi generations from Nehru to Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi to Sonia Gandhi, is presently seeking out-of-court settlement with Rohit Shekhar. Rohit Shekhar was born to social activist Ujjwala Sharma, who had an intimate relationship with Tiwari.
Here is the timeline of how Rohit Shekhar, born out of wedlock, initiated the legal process to demand that Tiwari admit he was his son.