Shashi Tharoor, the former minister of state for external affairs who quit over the Indian Premier League (IPL) row, was conspicuous by his absence in parliament on Monday.
As parliament began at 11 am, mediapersons waiting for the former minister, who stepped down late on Sunday, were disappointed when the MP from Thiruvananthapuram did not turn up.
The former UN diplomat did not attend question hour either.
"He is not at home... Has gone out with someone,” one of his aides said when this reporter contacted his residence at Lodhi Estate.
Mediapersons keen to talk to the former minister had gathered outside his official bungalow, but the gates remained shut.
Tharoor, whose 11-month-long tenure was embroiled in controversies, resigned Sunday night after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the core committee of the Congress party found that his continuance could cause more embarrassment to the party.