Zee Media Bureau/Deepak Nagpal
New Delhi: Was former union minister Shashi Tharoor planning to divorce Sunanda Pushkar and marry Pakistani journalist Mehar Tarar prior to his wife`s death? Yes, if we accept revelations made by senior journalist Nalini Singh, who was close to late Mrs Tharoor.
In a statement made before the magistrate, Nalini said that she had talked to Sunanda hours before her death and it was during this conversation that she came to know about Shashi Tharoor`s intentions to marry the Pakistani scribe.
"Sunanda said Tarar and Tharoor had exchanged intimate romantic messages and that one of the messages from Tarar implied that Tharoor was going to divorce her after the 2014 General Elections and get married to Tarar. And that Tarar had written in a message that she could not live without him. Sunanda said Tharoor`s family was also encouraging this affair," Nalini said in her statement, as per reports.
"To my query if the Twitter messages posted from Tharoor`s account were genuine, she said they were completely genuine and that somebody who deeply cared for her had posted them in public space. Incidentally, she also said she had taken over the crimes of Tharoor in the IPL matter but did not state if she was going to expose the matter," the journalist added.
Nalini also confirmed in the statement that the couple had a long fight overnight prior to Sunanda being found dead in Leela Hotel in January this year.