Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh, who on Wednesday took to Twitter to acknowledge his relationship with TV anchor Amrita Rai, on Thursday said that he was not a coward like BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
Singh, who was among Congress leaders who had taunted Modi after the BJP`s prime minister hopeful had for the first time publicly acknowledged his wife, once again hit out at the Gujarat Chief Minister.
Talking to a news agency, Singh said he did not hide his relationship as done by Modi. “I am not a coward,” added Singh. Responding to queries as to when will he formalise his relationship with Rai, Singh said after the TV journalist`s divorce case is settled.
Singh on Wednesday acknowledged his relationship with Rai on Twitter after intimate photographs of the two appeared on the social networking site.
Twitter was abuzz with news of the revelation of the affair between Singh, 67, a former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, and Rai, a TV anchor.
Singh had posted two tweets, acknowledging the relationship with Rai.
"I have no hesitation in accepting my relationship with Amrita Rai. She and her husband have already filed a mutual consent divorce case."
"Once that is decided we would formalise it. But I do condemn encroachment in our private life," he posted.
Rai had separately tweeted: "I have separated from my husband and we have filed a mutual consent divorce papers. After which I have decided to marry with Digvijaya Singh."
Singh`s wife had passed away in February last year after battling cancer. His son is Jaivardhan Singh, a legislator from Madhya Pradesh`s Raghogarh, and he also has four daughters.
The Bharatiya Janata Party had also attacked Singh on the issue.
Party spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi had 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."