Friday, 20 June 2014

Top 5 Love Stories Of Indian Politicians

The recent Digvijaya Singh and Amrita Rai affair has aroused interest in love stories involving Indian politicians.

There are many politicians in India who first got into relationships and then married their lovers. Some of them, like N D Tiwari, were forced to acknowledge their relationship by court of law.

Let’s have a look at some of these political love stories of India:

1. Digvijaya Singh and Amrita Rai

The love story of Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh and journalist Amrita Rai came as a major surprise to the people of this country, given the fact that there was a huge age difference between the two. While Digvijaya is 67, Amrita is 43.

Digvijaya Singh confessed his relationship with Amrita and said that he will marry once the court gives divorce to Amrita from her first husband. Amrita too said that she was waiting for the early disposal of the mutual-consent divorce that she has filed in the court.

There can be no two views on the fact that personal lives of politicians should not be made a matter of public debate but since Digvijaya himself had pointed fingers at Modi’s marital status, media left no stone unturned in grilling him on his affair.

2. Chand-Fiza

Chander Mohan, son of former Haryana CM Bhajan Lal, was happily discharging his duties as Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana.All of a sudden, he stopped attending office in November 2008. In fact he was dismissed from the State Cabinet for his prolonged absence from the office. He had fallen headlong in love with the state government’s assistant advocate general Anuradha Bali.

On January 11, 2009, he appeared before media with Anuradha Bali. He informed the media that he had married Anuradha after both of them converted to Islam. He had adopted a new name ‘Chand Mohammad’ while Anuradha had changed her name to ‘Fiza’.

Within a fortnight of this announcement, Chander Mohan deserted Anuradha and went back to her first wife and family. He also reconverted to Hinduism at a Bishnoi temple.

On March 14, 2009, Chander Mohan divorced Anuradha alias Fiza.

On July 25, 2012, she celebrated her 41st birthday but the very next month , on 6th of August, she was found dead under mysterious circumstances at her house in Mohali.

3. NTR-Laxmi Parvathi

Three time Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and film star N T Ramarao fell in love with Lakshmi Parvathi, her biographer, at the fag end of his career, after he was dislodged by his son-in-law N Chandrababu Naidu.

In 1993, at the age of 70, NTR  announced his decision to marry Lakshmi Parvathi. He later on married Lakshmi Parvathi but his family refused to accept her.

NTR died, and Chandrababu Naidu took on his legacy. Lakshmi Parvathi floated a party, drew good crowds, but lost the polls.

NTR’s family never accepted Lakshmi Parvathi as part of the family. Even N Chandrababu Naidu, the CM of Andhra Pradesh and son-in-law of NTR,  does not like her.

4. Narayan Dutt Tiwari-Ujjwala Sharma

N D Tiwari’s case is very interesting. Known as a colourful politician from Uttarakhand with a glad eye for ladies, Tiwari’s name was connected with several women.

In 1960s , he got very close to Ujjwala Sharma, the daughter of an influential Congress leader the late Sher Singh, a minister in Indira Gandhi’s cabinet. Ujjwala bore a child to ND Tiwari but he parted ways with Ujjwala and did not give the child his name.

In 2008, the son Rohit Shekhar filed a paternity suit claiming Tiwari to be his biological father. The court asked for  DNA mapping of Tiwari.

The DNA test results released by the court in 2012 established that Tiwari is the biological father of Rohit Shekhar, and that Ujjwala Sharma is the biological mother.

Later, N D Tiwari finally accepted that Rohit was his son as well as his political heir.

5. Shashi Tharoor-Sunanda Pushkar

Union minister Shashi Tharoor caught the headlines when his relationship with Sunanda Pushkar came into limelight. Shashi Tharoor was accused of helping Sunanda get sweat equity in one of the IPL franchises in Kochi.

Tharoor had to resign and he married Sunanda later on. Tharoor was reinstated as minister at the Centre. Unfortunately, Sunanda was found dead in mysterious circumstances in a South Delhi hotel. It was said that she died of overdose of sleeping pills, but the mystery remains.

The couple was one of the most charming political couples of India. They were always seen admiring each other publically.

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