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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor at the launch of his book `India Shastra` during Kolkata Literary Festival 2015 in Kolkata, on Jan 15, 2015.

Congress MP  Shashi Tharoor at the launch of his book `India Shastra` during Kolkata Literary Festival 2015 in Kolkata, on Jan 15, 2015.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor at the launch of his book `India Shastra` during Kolkata Literary Festival 2015 in Kolkata, on Jan 15, 2015.

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has hit out at a section of the media for hounding him over the murder of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, saying some anchors were behaving like “prosecution, judge and jury”.

“I been advised not to take any legal action against the media by my lawyers,” Tharoor told CNN-IBN in an interview.

The Congress MP said he enjoys certain rights as a citizen of India and he does not need any special privileges.

“Some anchors are behaving like prosecution, judge and jury. We will take stock of the situation when the time comes. I am not seeking any rights than that I already have as citizen of India,” Tharoor told the news channel.

“Those who are violating all these laws… Who are these people who have the right to know? Why should I cooperate with the media and not with the police investigation?” he asked.

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