Amid the demands for resignation of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor over his wife’s death, from many including his own party members, Tharoor on Tuesday responded that he won’t resign as far as he has done nothing wrong.
Claiming that the demand for his resignation is “absurd”, he has also said that his fate can be decided only by the law not by the people. Making it clear that he respect the law of the land, he said, “We have rules in our democracy, we have rules in our society, we have laws. I will respect the laws and I have always done so.”
As per reports from IBN, Tharoor reportedly said, “As far as I am concerned, if we are going to become a country in which any charges in the media however unfounded, however false should lead a politician to give up the trust of the voters that he has won the hard way, then what kind of democracy is this.”
Tharoor is stirred up in controversies after the mysterious death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, who was found dead on January 17 in a hotel in Delhi. He has been questioned by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) and is likely to question again soon.
Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Tuesday said that “SIT is continuously probing the case. Whatever is necessary, they have been doing and I am sure that if they require to question anyone again, they will be doing that and they will be doing that soon.”
Meanwhile, Tharoor claimed that he has a clear political career of six years where he has done nothing against the law. As per reports, he said, “You’ve never seen a leak from me in six years; you’ve never seen one unauthorised revelation or a secret or anything else in my ministerial functions.”
Adding, Tharoor said, “You have not seen one action or word that would in any way betray the values of our Constitution of our civilisation and certainly there is absolutely nothing in our laws of our country’s political discourse that says that an MP must resign as an MP because the media or some sections of the media have decided to invent and concoct conspiracies against him. That is absurd.”