Ujjawala Sharma is the name which came up in headlines after it became clear that Rohit Shekhar is the Biological Son of Congress Leader Narayan Dutt Tiwari. Ujjawala Sharma, though younger to Tiwari is a Congress Activist and was General Secretary of All India Young Women Congress. She allegedly had extra-Marital Affair with N D Tiwari in 90s.
“Believing the repeated requests and being convinced of the love and affection shown by Tiwari hailing from a respectable and prestigious family, I submitted to emotional pressure and that culminated in the birth of Rohit Shekhar,” Ujjwala Sharma said in her submission.
Referring to her association with Tiwari, Sharma submitted that their relationship developed as Tiwari used to visit her when she was living with her father.
“Tiwari was a frequent visitor to the house of my father who was a member of parliament and we used to meet frequently as he was the president of the All India Youth Congress and I was general secretary of the All India Young Women Congress,” Sharma said in her submission.
“Though there was a considerable difference in the age, Tiwari kept trying to win my confidence and establish a close relationship when I was having a marital dispute with my husband,” Sharma said.
“Every time we used to meet, he used to insist that he is issue-less and since his wife could not have a child on account of some physical problem, we should have child of our own. And he impressed upon me that he would complete the formalities of marriage after their divorces,” she said.
Sharma, legally separated from her husband, alleged in her plea that Tiwari started losing interest in Rohit after becoming an MP and started threatening her.
After the death of his wife in 1993, Tiwari had once again assured her that he would acknowledge Rohit publicly as his son by way of adoption but “when reminded in 1995 he refused to talk to me”, Sharma said.
In March 2014, Tiwari admitted Rohit Shekhar as his biological son, ending years to speculation and rife.
On May 14, 2014 Tiwari and Sharma formally tied knots giving a social sanctity to their biological son Rohit Shekhar.