Tharoor at the Centre of Cross-border Tweet War

Published: 16th January 2014 01:33 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th January 2014 02:54 PM   |  A+A-


Union Minister Shashi Tharoor was at the centre of a cross-border tweet war between his wife and a Pakistani woman journalist who have attacked each other.

Sunanda Pushkar has accused the journalist Mehr Tarar of stalking her husband and trying to "break" her marriage when she was away for treatment for three to four months.

She also reportedly alleged that Tharoor was having an "extramarital affair" with the journalist and that she would "seek divorce". Lahore-based Tarar is a mother of a 13-year-old son and an Op-ed writer and a contributor to a Pakistani daily.

Sunanda said Tharoor and she are a "very happily married couple" and accused the journalist of trying to berate her for some strange reasons. She further alleged that Tarar wanted to have a "relationship" with her husband and asked her to stay away.

As the indecorous controversy surrounding Tharoor escalated amid exchange of some intimate messages, Tarar dismissed the allegations as untrue and said she was totally amused. She said Sunanda has gone out of her mind.

Tarar said she will file a defamation suit against Sunanda for defaming her by alleging she was an agent of Pakistan's spy agency ISI.

"I have nothing to say to a woman clearly out of her mind. To be called an ISI agent, a stalker..I have nothing to add. Just shows who she is," she tweeted.


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