New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said it is now time for former union minister and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor to speak the truth in the case of her wife Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor's death.
"I am happy that the process has started. I was going to file a PIL on January 15, but now I don't have to so I am happy. The truth has already practically come out. It is now for Mr.Shashi Tharoor to speak the truth," Swamy said.
"I am very pleased with both the Home Minister Rajnath Singh's decisiveness and with some of the doctors of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) who stood their ground and resisted pressure from the previous government," he added.
Lauding Dr Sudhir Gupta's work Swamy said, "Sudhir Gupta has done a thorough job, he is a gold medalist. May be he doesn't speak English like Shashi Tharoor but he is a much read man. He has got a phenomenal memory and is the head of the department of Forensic Sciences and they tried to remove him."
According to reports, Delhi Police had earlier on Wednesday issued a legal notice to Shashi Tharoor asking him to join the murder probe of his wife Sunanda Pushkar at the earliest.
Delhi's Police Commissioner BS Bassi had said on Wednesday that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been formed to carry forward the probe in the case.
Bassi also said that the police is as of now is proceeding according to the action plan, and added that every aspect is being examined carefully.
Sunanda, who married Tharoor in 2010, had checked into The Leela Hotel in Chanakyapuri a day before her death on January 17, 2014.
Tharoor's aides said the couple had checked into the luxury hotel because of renovation work at his Delhi bungalow.
Prior to her death, Sunanda was embroiled in a spat with Pakistan-based journalist, Mehr Tarar, whom she accused of stalking her husband Shashi Tharoor.