Tiwari has taken an appropriate decision: Congress

Tiwari has taken an appropriate decision: Congress

"I think he has taken an appropriate decision keeping in view the high standards of public life. We welcome it," AICC media department chief Janardhan Dwivedi told reporters here after Tiwari submitted his resignation to the President on "health grounds".

"I think he (Tiwari) does not want to hold on an office till it is proved that the video is true or false," Dwivedi said.
Both the party and the Central government earlier in the day dropped hints about the untenability of the continuance of the 86-year leader as Governor after the issue surfaced.

The Centre sought a report from the state Chief Secretary on the issue and highly-placed Congress sources said that he would have to go in view of the acute embarrassment he had brought to the organisation.

The resignation came a day after Telugu TV channel 'ABN Andhra Jyothi' aired a footage captured in a sting operation of an elderly man with three women in Raj Bhavan in a compromising position, which the channel said was of Tiwari.

The Raj Bhavan denied it and promptly approached the High Court yesterday to get a restraint order on the channel from telecasting the footage.