Will not contest polls anymore: N D Tiwari

Tiwari, who was forced to quit from the post of Andhra Pradesh Governor last year following an alleged sex scandal in the Raj Bhavan, said he will not accept the post of either Governor or President in future.

Last Updated: Dec 01, 2010, 21:13 PM IST

Dehra Dun: After going through the rough and
tumble of politics for decades, 85-year-old Congress leader N
D Tiwari on Wednesday said he will not contest elections anymore.

"I am 85 now. How many more elections will I contest,"
Tiwari, who was a member of Parliament four times, said in an
interview.

The veteran leader, who has donned many hats as the
chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand besides
holding key ministries at the Centre, said he had played long
innings in active politics since the Quit India movement.

"Now I want to contribute to the politics of
development," he said, pointing out that he often visits
places where development works suffer and draws attention of
the government.

Tiwari, who was forced to quit from the post of Andhra
Pradesh Governor last year following an alleged sex scandal in
the Raj Bhavan, said he will not accept the post of either
Governor or President in future.

PTI