BJP wants PM to clarify on Tharoor's involvement with Kochi IPL team

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New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Part today demanded clarification from Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh over alleged involvement of Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor in the Kochi IPL deal.

The party is not satisfied with Tharoor's explanation on the Kochi IPL deal in Lok Sabha on Friday, and wants debate on the issue.

"BJP demands that the Prime Minister should immediately after his return from his foreign trip explain to Parliament why Shashi Tharoor is not resigning from his post," said Ravi Shankar Prasad, spokesperson of the BJP.

The BJP is also not happy with Tharoor giving the statement in Parliament as an MP and not as a minister.

"We want a proper structured debate in Parliament in which all representatives of all political parties should take part," Prasad said.

He questioned Tharror's explanation in the Lok Sabha, and claimed that he was guilty under sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

"Tharoor does not deny that he is mentor of Rendezvous Sports World. Neither has he denied that his OSD Jacob Joseph was present at the auction of Kochi IPL. The individual in question (Sunanda Pushkar), who is a close friend of Tharoor, has not contributed anything to the franchise, to Kerala or to the game of cricket," Prasad said. (ANI)

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