Left demands JPC probe on Tharoor-IPL issue

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New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Left parties on Monday called for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe the controversy surrounding the involvement of former Minister of State for External Affairs, Shashi Tharoor, with the Kochi IPL franchise.

Communist Party of India (Marxist) politburo member Brinda Karat said her party was not satisfied with Tharoor's resignation from the cabinet .

She said a Joint Parliamentary Committee needs to look into the issue.

"We want a Join Parliamentary Committee to go into the entire matter, and Tharoor's resignation does not put a full stop to the entire matter. What was the wrongdoing, was there a misuse of position, the entire accounting, where's the money (for IPL) coming from - every day there are further revelations that we read in the newspapers," Karat said.

"Unless the Government wants to take the postion that they have nothing to do with this, which I think would be very wrong indeed," she added.

Her comments came just hours after the Union Finance Ministry said it is carrying out a detailed investigation into the teams' auction records and accounts.

This is a parallel exercise to the Income Tax Department's raids and findings to get to the bottom of the Tharoor-Kochi IPL mystery. (ANI)

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