"Sunanda's death was a tragedy that struck me, I saw my 80-year-old mother weeping on television," Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said while replying to questions in India TV Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Rajat Sharma's ‘Aap Ki Adalat’ show.
Opening up on the death of his wife, the Thiruvananthapuram MP said he had done nothing wrong, and that his conscience was clear.
"I have a clear conscience. I have not done anything wrong. ..I did not slap my two naughty boys even once, even though they sometimes deserved to..I saw my 80-year-old mother weeping on TV. In my entire life, I had promised myself never to go to any police station or court, but this happened," Tharoor said.
Tharoor looked emotional when he was asked how he faced the challenges after his wife’s death in the last four and a half years. “It was very difficult. Satya meri shakti hai (Truth has been my power). I decided, why should I allow them to define me. I will be my own self and stay strong as I can.”
He described Delhi Police’s charge of “cruelty” against Sunanda Pushkar as “a complete lie”. “It is a motivated prosecution. Let police prove in court if it is a case of suicide. ..Sunanda never said that I did anything against her, never. All these matters are before the court. I am contesting this in court. I want to clear myself before the court, hence I would refrain from speaking here.”
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