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Updated on: Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 04:51 PM IST

Watch Video: As Shashi Tharoor cleared of all charges in Sunanda Pushkar death, Congress hails verdict

Shashi Tharoor and Sunanda Pushkar |

Shashi Tharoor and Sunanda Pushkar |

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New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday discharged Shashi Tharoor in his wife Sunanda Pushkar's death case and Congress leaders hailed the verdict and said the truth always wins. The Congress then asked whether the prime minister would apologise for his "intemperate" remarks against him.

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, "The truth always wins. The constant abuse, innuendos and slander of our colleague Shashi Tharoor by BJP and its crony TV anchors comes to naught.

"Will the PM now apologise for his intemperate remarks? Will the same TV anchors do a debate and apologise today," he asked on Twitter.

Tharoor in a statement also said his faith in the Indian judiciary stands vindicated and the ruling brings a "significant conclusion to the long nightmare" that enveloped him.

"This brings a significant conclusion to the long nightmare which had enveloped me after the tragic passing of my late wife Sunanda," Tharoor said. "I have weathered dozens of unfounded accusations and media vilification patiently, sustained by my faith in the Indian judiciary, which today stands vindicated," the former Union minister said.

Special Judge Geetanjali Goel earlier pronounced the order discharging Tharoor in the case during a virtual hearing.

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Published on: Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 04:51 PM IST
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