Narain Dutt Tiwari

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india Updated: May 30, 2007 18:29 IST

Narain Dutt Tiwari was recently the chief minister of Uttaranchal. He remained on this post from 2002 to 2007. Before this he had been chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. He is a member of the Indian National Congress party. He offered to resign on March 5, 2006, citing his age. He left office in March 2007 following setbacks for his party in the state elections.

ND Tiwari was the Chief minister of Uttar Pradesh three times: from January 1976 to April 1977, from August 1984 to September 1985 and from June 1988 to December 1988. He did a lot of work in developing the road & bridge network of UP - the network expanded significantly. Usually he had a good respect as a fair administrator.

His inaction during the 1984 Sikh riots is a blot on his career. Many cities in UP (like Kanpur) continued to burn while he didn't act.

First Published: May 30, 2007 14:58 IST