Shashi Tharoor accused of having affair with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar by Sunanda Pushkar

Written by Anubhuti Vishnoi | New Delhi | Updated: Jan 18 2014, 22:47pm hrs
Shashi Tharoor-SunandaMoS for Human Resource Development, Shashi Tharoor married the Dubai-based entrepreneur Sunanda Pushkar in August 2010.
Union Minister Shashi Tharoors wife Sunanda Tharoor Wednesday alleged that her husband was having an extra-marital affair with a Pakistan-based journalist and that she would seek divorce.

Sunanda Tharoor was speaking to The Indian Express shortly after the minister claimed his Twitter account had been hacked. His claim came after purported controversial tweets were posted from his account and were believed to be addressed to the Pakistan-based journalist.

Mehr Tarar Pakistan

Sorry folks, my @Twitter account has been hacked & will be temporarily deactivated. Bear with me while we solve this, the minister tweeted.

His purported tweets, however, caused his wife to react to them with tweets of her own. In one of them, she said the Pakistani journalist was stalking her husband.

I completely stand by my tweets, I 100 per cent stand by that, Sunanda Tharoor later told The Indian Express. That woman pursued and pursued him men are stupid anyways for all you know she is a Pakistani agent. Wheres love, wheres loyalty in this world I am so distraught.

Mehr Tarar Pakistan

Sunanda Tharoor said she felt destroyed as a wife and a woman over her husbands rip-roaring affair with the Pakistani journalist which she claimed had been going on since April last year.

Sunanda Tharoor also claimed there have been a series of Blackberry Messenger exchanges between her husband and the Pakistani journalist in which, among other things, the possibilities of his divorce with her have also been discussed.

Asked what her next move would be, Sunanda Tharoor said she would seek a divorce from Shashi Tharoor. The Congress minister of state for human resource development and MP from Thiruvananthapuram married the Dubai-based entrepreneur in August 2010.

Shashi Tharoor did not respond to several calls and messages from The Indian Express seeking his comment.

The minister, who has more than 20 lakh followers on Twitter, was in trouble in 2009 after he tweeted that he would travel cattle class in solidarity with all our holy cows when the Congress was trying to enforce austerity.