The Chand-Fiza saga saw yet another twist on Saturday with Chand Mohammad, the Haryana’s former deputy chief minister, saying he “loves” his first wife Seema and their children and was “missing” them. This comes three days after he abruptly left the house he shared with his second wife Fiza.
Chand, 43, had created a stir by converting to Islam and changing his name from Chander Mohan to Chand Mohammad to marry his ladylove the former Additional Advocate General Anuradha Bali alias Fiza.
“I love Seema (his first wife), my son and a daughter,” he told reporters after resurfacing from a three-day hibernation.
On being asked about Fiza, 37, who allegedly attempted suicide on Friday, Chand said, “I respect her.”
Chand, who is Haryana Chief Minister Bhajan Lal’s son, and Fiza married in November last year, drawing the wrath of his family who disowned him. He was also was also sacked as deputy chief minister.
Fiza’s family said she was not in a position to give any statement on Chand’s assertion that he was “missing” his first wife and children.
A visibly distraught Fiza had created a stir early this week by claiming that Chand had been abducted, which was denied by him within hours.
A day later, Fiza was rushed to a hospital in a semi-conscious state following an overdose of sleeping pills and blood pressure tablets. She was arrested on Friday for allegedly attempting suicide but was released on bail.
However, Fiza had denied that she had attempted suicide and dismissed reports that her relationship with Chand their was “strained”. She alleged that Chand was not returning home as he was under pressure from his family who were trying to “lure him back”.
“We have normal relations. Even though Chand spoke to me once (in past three days) and said he was okay, but I feel he was speaking under some pressure,” she had said on Friday.