Tharoor joins Parliamentary Standing Committee on External AffairsMay 2nd, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has nominated former Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor to be a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs.
Tharoor resigned from his post as a minister following a controversy between suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) Commissioner Lalit Modi and him over ownership details of the Kochi IPL franchise.
It was alleged that Tharoor had an indirect stake in the Kochi franchise.
IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi had also revealed on his Twitter feed that Tharoor had advised the IPL management against disclosing the name of Dubai-based businessperson Sunanda Pushkar.
Following the controversy, Tharoor resigned on April 18.
On April 20, Tharoor also requested the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, to conduct a thorough investigation of the charges, while denying any wrongdoing. (ANI)
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