CEO Seeks Report on Complaint Against Tharoor

Published: 09th April 2014 07:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th April 2014 07:43 PM   |  A+A-


Chief Electoral Officer of  Kerala has sought a report from the District Collector on a  complaint accusing Union Minister Shashi Tharoor of convening  a meeting of pastors at his apartment and trying to bribe them  to woo Chrisitan votes.       

"District Collector is the Returning Officer in charge. I have sought a report into the complaint," CEO Nalini Netto told reporters here today.     

The opposition LDF had lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against Tharoor based on news report and audio tapes aired by some regional channels in which Tharoor purportedly urged the pastors to persuade their followers to  vote for him.     

Tharoor is bidding for second successive term from Thiruvananthapuram.            

CPI's Bennet Abraham and O Rajagopal of the BJP are challenging Tharoor in this constituency.


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