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Tharoor controversy: Cong says PM has already spoken on issue

Last Updated: Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 13:30

New Delhi: Congress sought to deflect the controversy surrounding Union Minister Shashi Tharoor on the IPL issue, saying the Prime Minister has already spoken on the matter.

"When the Prime Minister has said he will look into it, each one of us (ministers) cannot make an individual comment on the issue," senior party leader and Minister for Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni told reporters outside Parliament House.

She said, "Tharoor too has given his point of view on the issue and it was not proper for us to comment on it."
Tharoor is battling allegations that his friend Sunanda Pushkar, a Kashmiri beautician, had received Rs 70-crore free equity in the Kochi IPL team.

Tharoor has rejected charges that he had misused his office or indulged in corruption in IPL Kochi team`s bid.
Soni also downplayed the remarks of AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh on tackling the Maoists and his differences with Home Minister P Chidambaram on the issue.

"Janardan Dwivedi has already spoken on the issue," Soni said.


First Published: Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 13:30

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