PM has already spoken on Tharoor issue: Ambika Soni

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New Delhi, Apr 15 (ANI): Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Thursday said that Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has already spoken on the Tharoor-IPL Kochi issue.

Talking to reporters outside Parliament, Soni said: " We cannot make an individual comment on the issue when the Prime Minister has already said that he will look into the matter."

"Tharoor too has given his point of view on the issue, and it was not proper for us to comment on it," she added.

Minister of State for External affairs Shashi Tharoor has reportedly sought time for a meeting with UPA Chairperson and Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi.

On Wednesday, Tharoor ruled out chances of him resigning from the Union Cabinet over the IPL issue saying that he has not done anything wrong or misused his office.

Dr. Singh, had indicated in Washington that he would take action in the issue if warranted after his return from Brazil, where he is at present to attend the fourth IBSA summit and the BRIC summit.

Earlier, Modi in his email to BCCI chief Shashank Manohar had stated it was Tharoor who called him and instructed him not to reveal identities of the stakeholders of Kochi IPL franchisee.

Tharoor, according to news channels, has denied Modi's allegation, and said: "I deny Modi's allegation that I called him during his meeting with investors in the Kochi consortium in Bangalore in order to press him not to question the composition of the consortium." (ANI)

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