Sunanda Pushkar case: Shashi Tharoor lashes out at media

Former Union minister Shashi Tharoor today vent his anger at the media, alleging that “concocted” stories…

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Former Union minister Shashi Tharoor today vent his anger at the media, alleging that “concocted” stories and “lies” about him were being put out in connection with the investigation into his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s mysterious death.

“Revolted by the lies in the media about me, esp on Kerala channels. Stories are concocted &attributed to police sources without any basis,” the Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram said in a series of tweets.

“Our country needs better &more honest journalism. Not that will broadcast or publish any lie so long as it will titillate &increase TRPs,” he said.

“What a sad state we have reduced our press freedom to!,” he said in another tweet which showed a picture of a placard which read “Caution: the media is NOT a reflection of reality”.

There were reports that the New Delhi police had warned Tharoor for not giving appropriate answers to the severalquestions asked by the special investigation team.

“If there is such an issue, they would have informed me first rather than going to media. All such reports are totally baseless as I am fully cooperating with the investigation,”.Tharoor had said earlier insisting that he was fully cooperating in the probe.

Tharoor had reportedly reached Thiruvananthapuram on Friday for a five-day programme in his home constituency after taking special permission from the SIT for travelling outside New Delhi.

The police had informed that he should not go outside Delhi without permission.

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First published on: 16-02-2015 at 13:43 IST