(Image source from: Digvijaya Singh marries TV anchor Amrita Rai in Chennai})
The Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh, 68-year-old, has married TV anchor Amrita Rai, 44-year-old, as per Hindu rites last month in Chennai, revealed a Facebook post of Rai. Rai said that the marriage was out of love and she desired none of his belongings or properties. Amrita Rai works with Rajya Sabha TV.
While the former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh is in the US at present, the wedding was confirmed by the sources close to the leader.
Rai’s Facebook post said, "I would like to share with my friends that I and Digvijaya Singh have married in a solemn ceremony, as per Hindu rites. We have also later registered our marriage.”
"Therefore, I have already requested him to transfer all his property and belongings to his son and daughters. I only want to embark on this new journey with him, working towards a dignified, professional career," she added.
Rai, 44, said she knew that questions have been raised and would be raised on the age difference between her and the 68-year-old Digvijaya Singh.
"But I sincerely feel that at my age I know what is good for me and I can take my decisions as per my own wisdom. We live in a modern, progressive India, and the constitutional and legal framework has empowered me to decide about my life and my life's choices," she said.
Singh confirms relationship with Rai in April last year
In April last year, Digvijaya Singh confirmed his relationship with Rai by tweeting that, “She and her husband have already filed a mutual consent divorce case. Once that is decided we would formalise it.”
Accepting the relation, Amrita Rai also tweeted that, “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.”
Sources revealed that Singh has a son and four daughters. In 2013, his wife passed away after prolonged illness.
(Video Source: NTV)