Digvijay Singh admits to relationship with TV journo Amrita Rai

Congress leader Digvijay Singh, whose wife passed away last year, accepted his relationship with TV anchor Amrita Rai.

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: In a sensational acknowledgement by Digvijay Singh, whose wife passed away last year, the Congress leader on Wednesday accepted his relationship with TV anchor Amrita Rai.

Singh`s acknowledgement came a few days after his pictures with Amrita Rai were leaked on the Internet.

On microblogging website Twitter, Digvijay Singh tweeted:

Rai, meanwhile, also confirmed her separation from her husband. She added that she would later marry Digvijay Singh.

Famous for making personal attacks on Congress` rivals, Singh had taunted Narendra Modi after the BJP`s prime minister hopeful had for the first time publicly acknowledged his wife.

Singh had tweeted, "Narendra Modi accepts his marital status. Can women of this country trust a man who stalks a woman, deprives his wife of her right? Vote against Modi."

Digvijay Singh`s wife Asha Singh, 58, had passed away on February 27, 2013, at a hospital in New Delhi after battling cancer for several years. His son is Jaivardhan Singh, a legislator from Madhya Pradesh`s Raghogarh, and he also has four daughters.

His tweet on the day came when polling was taking place in seven states and two Union Territories in the seventh phase of 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Twitteratti posted comments, mostly snide ones, after the couple came out in the open about their relationship.

The Bharatiya Janata Party attacked Singh on the issue.

Party spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said: "A new definition of morality has been given by the actions of senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh sahab. Those who preach lessons of morality should first practice what they are preaching to others."

"As far as the legal aspect of the matter of adultery is concerned, it is up to the husband of the lady to pursue the matter."

Here are some of the pics and the video of the couple which have gone viral on the Internet.

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