It was day 3 yesterday for Arnab Goswami’s Republic and having exposed Lalu Prasad Yadav on Day 1 and Arvind Kejriwal on Day 2, the channel went on to expose Shashi Tharoor on Day 3. The channel released Sunanda Pushkar’s murder tapes which had the phone recordings that took place between then Congress Minister Shashi Tharoor with his close aide Narayan.
There was also an information which revealed that Sunanda’s body was moved from Room no 307 to room no 35 in The Leela Palace, Delhi to tamper with the investigation. It is to be recalled her that Sunanda Pushkar has a spat over Tharoor on twitter a day before she was found dead in her hotel room. She was found dead on 14th Jan,2014 and the case did not proceed any further since Congress was in power by then. Shashi Tharoor was staying in the same hotel when the incident had happened but pleaded innocence in the case.
It was little over 2 years that the CBI has confirmed in an 2016 that Sunanda’s body had traces of poisoning and on May 2016, a fresh probe was ordered to find the cause of Sunanda’s death.
The recording says Sunanda wanted to divulge everything when she spoke with Prema Sridevi who is presently with Republic TV. It must be recalled here that there was a controversy with regards to floating a new IPL team by then when CSK and RR ran into trouble and some allege that there was a huge amount that was transacted by the then Congress Govt which supported forming a team from Kochi which has to be eventually dorpped after public raised hue and cry.
Shashi Tharoor has denied all these allegations by tweeting from his official twitter handle yesterday.