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Chargesheet against Tharoor 'politically motivated': Congress

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

The today described as "politically motivated" the Police chargesheet against accusing him of abetting the suicide of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, while the BJP demanded the MP's resignation.

is the only person named as an accused in the case. The police in its chargesheet, which runs into 3,000 pages, has alleged that had subjected his wife to cruelty. was found dead in a luxury hotel room in on the night of January 17, 2014.

in the Assembly Ramesh Chennithala said "using power, an attempt is being made by BJP to suppress and insult leaders."

Chennithala said "wrong" reports have been given to the media on several occasions in connection with the case to "insult" Tharoor.

"Now, a case for abetting the suicide of his wife has been (filed) against Tharoor," he said in a statement here.

"There has been political interference in the case as Tharoor had severally criticised and the Sangh Parivar on various occasions," PCC M M Hassan said.

"It is only the fascists who act in this manner to take on their political rivals... The move is only to cut short the political career of the MP, who represents Thiruvananthapuram in the Lok Sabha," he said.

However, BJP leader M T Ramesh demanded that Tharoor immediately resign as an should be prepared to seek his resignation, he told reporters.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 18:20 IST