New Delhi : The Supreme court today ordered former Uttarakhand chief minister N D Tiwari to provide blood sample for a DNA test in a paternity case. Tiwari was reportedly very upset at the order, questioning if it was appropriate to ask a 86-year-old man to donate blood.
When Tenali Rama met Tiwari for his reaction, he was clearly annoyed. He said, “Blood donation should be done by youngsters of this country. Instead irresponsible youth are manufacturing reasons to compel senior citizens like me to donate blood. Humne to desh ko azaad karne ke liye jawaani me bahut khoon bahaya hai. But now 64 years after independence, to ask me to give blood is very unfair.”
Tiwari was dragged to court by one Rohit Shekhar, who claimed to be his biological son. Tiwari had so far refused to agree to a paternity test to test Rohit’s claim.
“I can give life for this country,” Tiwari went on, before he was asked to keep quiet by one of his secretaries, who told him in a hushed tone that this business of `giving life’ is what has cost him dear in the twilight years of his life.
“But this is being unfair to me,” Tiwari continued. “Kal ko aur koyi bolega main Tiwari ka beta hoon, to kya main phir khoon doonga. This is all because you secretaries do not do your work properly. Had you maintained all my records properly, I could have been sure about who was … chalo, jaane do,” Tiwari did not finish the sentence.
Sources in his office told Tenali Rama that Uttar Pradesh, where Tiwari served as chief minister in the 70s and the 80s, lags behind in maintenance and upkeep of records. “In comparison, everything about Tiwariji’s stint as Governor of Andhra Pradesh is available online. One click of the button, and you get so many results on Youtube. Very advanced state,” his secretary said.