In a sensational acknowledgement by Digvijay Singh, whose wife passed away last year, the Congress leader on Wednesday accepted his relationship with TV anchor Amrita Rai.
Singh’s acknowledgement came a few days after his pictures with Amrita Rai were leaked on the Internet.
On microblogging website Twitter, Digvijay Singh tweeted: I have no hesitation in accepting my relationship with Amrita Rai. She and her husband have already filed a mutual consent divorce case.
In another tweet, he condemned media encroachment in his private life: Once that is decided we would formalise it. But I do condemn encroachment in our private life.
Rai, meanwhile, also confirmed her separation from her husband. She added that she would later marry Digvijay Singh.
“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.”
Famous for making personal attacks on Congress’ rivals, Singh had taunted Narendra Modi after the BJP’s prime minister hopeful had for the first time publicly acknowledged his wife.
Singh had tweeted, “Narendra Modi accepts his marital status. Can women of this country trust a man who stalks a woman, deprives his wife of her right? Vote against Modi.”
Digvijay Singh’s wife Asha Singh, 58, had passed away on February 27 at a hospital in New Delhi after battling cancer for several years.
His tweet on the day came when polling is underway in seven states and two Union Territories in the seventh phase of 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Here are some of the pics and the video of the couple which have gone viral on the Internet.