(vIndianz April 20 2010): Shashi Tharoor, the former minister of state for external affairs, has that he had asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to order an inquiry into the allegations against him in connection with the Kochi IPL franchise.
Making a statement in the Lok Sabha, he said: “I have done nothing improper, unethical and much less illegal …. I have requested the Prime Minister to investigate thoroughly the charges against me.” He added that it is important that his name is cleared as he had lived a life of probity throughout his career abroad.
Pointing out that he has no desire to be an embarrassment to the government,” he added that his resignation would strengthen the hands of the Prime Minister and his Cabinet colleagues to go deeper into the relevant issues.
Tharoor made his statement after he met Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is the leader of the House in Lok Sabha, and sought permission to speak.
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