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Tharoor open to making a statement on IPL issue in LS

delhi Updated: Apr 15, 2010 14:30 IST

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Union Minister Shashi Tharoor today said he is open to making a statement in Lok Sabha on the issue of the Kochi IPL ownership controversy if asked to do so.

When asked whether he will be making any statement on the issue, Tharoor said that nobody has so far directed him to do so. At the same time, he indicated that he is open to it.

Tharoor was talking to reporters after his second meeting with senior party leaders Pranab Mukherjee and A K Antony in New Delhi.

He, however steered clear of questions on whether the meeting was to finalize the draft of the statement, he may make as also if he is meeting Congress President Sonia Gandhi or if he has sought any appointment from her in this regard.

Tharoor, who was closeted in a meeting with the two leaders for close to 30 minutes today, had also met them last night. The two leaders had met Gandhi on Wednesday.

Opposition parties have demanded Tharoor's resignation in the wake of the controversy.