Former Andhra Pradesh Governor N.D. Tiwari has spoken. He alleges that the charges against him are the result of a conspiracy against him, hatched by pro-Telangana activists.

Breaking his silence, former Andhra Pradesh Governor N D Tiwari, who resigned in the wake of alleged sex scandal, today rubbished reports against him as “fabricated and false” and said he will continue to be in public life.

On return to his home state, Uttarakhand, 86-year old Tiwari told reporters at the Jollygrant Airport near here that some people in Andhra Pradesh had hatched a conspiracy against him and levelled “false” allegations.

Declining to name anyone, he said some people associated with Telangana statehood agitation wanted to meet President Pratibha Patil during her proposed visit to Hyderabad, but he had refused to entertain their request. These people got angry with him and hatched a conspiracy against him, he claimed.

Mr. Tiwari had resigned on Saturday on “health grounds” in the wake of a raging controversy after a sting operation by an Andhra TV channel purportedly showed him in a compromising position with three women in Raj Bhavan.

The Raj Bhavan had dismissed the allegations as a “tissue of lies“.

The Congress leader said he has no grudge against anybody and would continue to serve the country as well as the society.

“I am not going to retire from politics,” he said.