Tharoor courts another row - The New Indian Express

Tharoor courts another row

Published: 02nd December 2012 09:20 AM

Last Updated: 02nd December 2012 10:18 AM

Wherever Shashi Tharoor goes, controversy follows him. Even in court. Tharoor,   Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development, had been  asked to appear before the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Court in Ernakulam on Saturday in connection with the national anthem case. But he excused himself saying he was busy with the Parliament session in Delhi. 

However, he was very much in Kerala and attended  functions in  Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam on Saturday. Tharoor who arrived in the capital on Friday evening left for  Kollam in the morning to inaugurate the new MEMU train at Kollam railway station.

Later, he travelled up to Parasaala by train during which Congress workers accorded him receptions at various stations. But he did not attend  the inaugural function  of the international book festival in Kochi. He will leave for Delhi on Sunday noon.

Tharoor’s  counsel Manoj Kumar Chelakkadan  submitted before the court  that Tharoor  is contemplating to move the Supreme Court challenging the Kerala High Court order in the national anthem disrespect case. The HC had dismissed his plea to summon the compact disc (CD) which contains the visuals of the controversial meeting, where Tharoor allegedly showed disrespect to the national anthem, before framing charge. 

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