Rai describes the ordeal she had to go through in the last one-and-a-half years and how she was 'a victim of cyber crime'.

I have married Digvijaya Singh for love Amrita Rai on marriage and the traumatic past yearScreenshot
news Sunday, September 06, 2015 - 15:42

Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh got married to TV anchor Amrita Rai (44) in Chennai last month, sources told The Indian Express.  

It was in April last year that the couple had made their relationship public after photographs of the duo made way to the social media and caused a huge furore with the BJP and AAP questioning the then 67-year-old Singh's 'morality'. 

On Sunday, Rai who works with Rajya Sabha TV, published a Facebook post confirming her marriage to the Congress veteran. 

"I would like to share with my friends that I and Digvijaya Singh have married in a solemn ceremony, as per the Hindu rites. We have also later registered our marriage," she wrote. 

Rai went on to describe the ordeal she had to go through in the last one-and-a-half years with people questioning her relationship to Singh.

“Last one and a half years have been particularly stressful and traumatic. I was the victim of a cyber crime, but was treated as a criminal. I was trolled and abused in most derogatory language for no fault of mine. Those who themselves have no concept or belief in love and dignity tried to shame me on social media. But all during this period, I kept a dignified silence and went on with my work, believing in myself and my love for Digvijaya.”

“I know, question have been raised and will be raised on the age difference between us. 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.”

“I also know that motives can be attributed to my decision. Time is the only final arbitrator in such matters. I am a professional woman, who has worked hard throughout my career and have made a place and reputation for myself. I believe in my professional capabilities and like any other modern women, I have and will continue to shoulder my personal and family responsibilities on my own,” she continued in her post.

Concluding her post, Rai wrote, “I have married Digvijaya Singh for love. 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.”

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