Will not contest polls anymore: N D Tiwari

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

Last Updated: Dec 02, 2010, 00:51 AM IST

Dehra Dun: After going through the rough and
tumble of politics for decades, 85-year-old Congress leader N
D Tiwari today 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 to PTI.

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