N D Tiwari promised to adopt my son: Ujjwala Sharma

Last Updated 29 January 2013, 20:42 IST

Ujjwala Sharma, who is seeking to declare N D Tiwari as her son’s biological father, on Tuesday told a commission here that she was assured by the veteran Congress leader that he intended to adopt her son.

The 67-year-old, who was cross examined by Tiwari’s lawyer, deposed that at the time of her son’s (Rohit Shekhar) birth, she had talked to the Congress leader about giving his name as the child’s father, but she was “not allowed” to do so.

“At the time of his (Rohit) birth as well as at the time of his admission, I talked to defendant No 1(Tiwari). I wanted to give his name as the child’s father. Taking his political career into consideration, I was not allowed to do so. He assured me that he intended to adopt the child and I trusted him,” she said during her cross examination by Bahar-u-Barqi, lawyer for the 88-year-old Tiwari.

She was recording her testimony before Bimla Makin, former Additional District Judge, who has been appointed by the Delhi High Court as Local Commissioner to record evidence in the paternity suit filed by Root in 2008.

Regarding a query by Barqi on a divorce petition filed by her former husband B P Sharma, she said that it was incorrect that she and Sharma had tried to defame Tiwari at the instance of a Congress lobby.

“It is incorrect that Sharma and I filed a collusive divorce petition to defame defendant No 1(Tiwari) and acted on it at the instance of a Congress lobby against Tiwari from achieving his highest advancement in political life, namely prime ministership of the country,” she told the commission.

Ujjwala told the commission that for admission during Rohit’s formative years, he wrote the name of his father as B P Sharma.

(Published 29 January 2013, 20:42 IST)

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