Report is pouring in that the former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, several times Union minister and political stalwart of Congress Party Narayan Dutt Tiwari has been addmitted to the South Delhi’s Saket Max Hospital after having suffered a paralytic attack at the age of 91.
Tiwari is being taken care of, by his son and wife Rohit and Ujjwala Tiwari whom he had accepted after a protracted legal battle fought by both of them claiming their legal rights as wife and son just three years ago. Lean and thin the former UK CM was not keeping well for the past one year and was under the proper monitoring and medication of his personal physician.
Having been the U P CM thrice and quite close to SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav both Yogi Aditya Nath and the former spoke to the veteran leader’s family and enquired about his health. Primarily a socialist hailing from Praja Socialist Party while young, veteran Congress leader ND Tiwari joined Congress five decades ago and was the minister for finance in late Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna’ s cabinet in Uttar Pradesh during 1984 -75 for the first time,having been followed by becoming central minister of Industries and Finance in Late Rajiv Gandhi and Narsimha Rao’ s cabinet. Mr. Narayan Dut Tiwari served as Uttar Pradesh chief minister for three times and finally served a tiny state of mere 5 MPs and 70 MLAs after Uttarakhand achieving the separate Hill state existence after so much of sacrifices and relentless struggle of hundreds of thousands of Uttarakhandies in Uttarakhand as well as in all the metropolises of the country.
Sounds interesting that a politician who as a Congress Minister and Chief minister of Uttar Pradesh always opposed Uttarakhand getting a separate state entity and said that if Uttarakhand ever would be created it will exist on his corpse, was the one who happily and interestingly accepted the then Congress High Command’s offer to become its Chief Minister to rule Uttarakhand for complete five years.
He was also in tremendous controversies for several interesting reasons, the first being his too closeness to late Sanjay Gandhi and becoming the headline news when he literally lifted Sanjay’s slippers and placed them on his feet while being the CM UP.
Sanjay Gandhi had visited UP and while he was likely to climb inside the chopper his slippers came down due to the air pressure of the choppers flattering wings and NDT who had come to see him off at the Airport runway in Luchnow literally lifted the fallen slippers and fixed them on Sanjay Gandhi’s feet in the presence of media creating lot of controversy and firore in state assembly the other day. NDT was also controvertial during his tenure as UTTARAKHAND’S CM when he distributed red beacon cars and state minister rank to every Tom and Harry including a 20 year old girl of Uttarakhand, finally compelling the legend singer of Uttarakhand make a humorous song on this issue titled NAUCHAMI NARENA which finally lead to NDT’s downfall in Ittarakhand as CM n his party’s fortune also took a downslide.