Dehra Dun: Former Andhra Pradesh Governor N D
Tiwari, who quit over allegation of his involvement in a sex
scandal two years ago, on Thursday virtually returned to active
politics by openly backing his nephew when he filed his
nomination as Congress candidate for Gadarpur Assembly seat
Tiwari accompanied his nephew Manish Tiwari, who filed his
nomination papers for the seat in Udhamsingh Nagar district.
The former Uttarakhand chief minister was said to be
instrumental in getting a Congress ticket for Manish despite
opposition by a section of Congress leaders.
When Manish filed his papers, Union minister Harish Rawat,
a known opponent of Tiwari, was conspicuous by his absence,
though PCC chief Yashpal Arya was present.
State Congress spokesman Surendra Kumar said Tiwari has
always guided the party and would continue to do so in future