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Tiwari says will abide by HC decision

india Updated: Dec 23, 2010 22:02 IST

Veteran Congress leader N D Tiwari on Thursday said he would abide by the Delhi high court's order directing him to undergo DNA test in a paternity suit.

"The court's decisions are supreme. Tiwariji will abide by the high court's decision," said Sanjay Joshi, a spokesman of 85-year-old Tiwari.

Joshi said that the future course of action would be decided after Tiwari consults his advocates in Delhi.

Tiwari had opposed the paternity suit filed three years ago by 31-year-old Rohit Shekhar who claimed to be the biological son born out of a relationship between his mother Ujjwala Sharma and the leader.

Tiwari, who last year resigned as governor of Andhra Pradesh in the midst of allegations of sexual misconduct, had claimed that he never had any physical relationship with Ujjwala, who is also a Congress activist, and Rohit was not entitled to seek a DNA test as a matter of right.

However, the Delhi high court today rejected his contention.