Manmohan-Sonia meet on Tharoor postponed

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New Delhi, April 17 (ANI): A meeting between Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi believed to be on the issue of Union Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor was postponed on Saturday evening.

Prime Minister Dr,Manmohan Singh returned in the national capital after his two-nation tour and was being hoped to meet Tharoor along with the Congress president.

On board his special aircraft, before landing in Delhi, the Dr. Singh was non-commital on the Tharoor controversy, just willing to say: "In politics, ups and downs keep happening."

Tharoor is facing allegations of having misused office to get sweat equity valued at Rs 70 crore for his friend Sunanda Pushkar in the Kochi IPL franchise.

Tharoor's fate has been hanging in balance ever since the controversy broke with a tweet from IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi, as everyone waited for the Prime Minister to return.

Though the Congress made clear that any decision on action against Tharoor would come only after the PM would return, an attacking Opposition refused to accept an explanation from Tharoor, demanding one from the PM once he returned. (ANI)

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