NEW DELHI : The alleged hacking of Union minister of state for HRD Shashi Tharoor’s Twitter account has taken a dramatic turn with her wife Sunanda Pushkar lashing out against popular Pakistani columnist Mehr Tarar. Sunanda Pushkar called Mehr Tarar an ISI agent and accused her of trying to create trouble in her marriage.
Pushkar has gone public with the trouble in paradise for the two. She seems to have taken the bizarre tweet dialogue between the twitter accounts of her husband and Mehr Tarar seriously and quite literally, publicly.
In a series of tweets soon after bizarre tweets from Tharoor’s hacked Twitter account to Mehr Tarar, Pushkar berated her and asked her to stop talking to Tharoor. She even changed her Twitter handle to @sptvrock and tweeted saying she wanted Tarar to know that she and Tharoor are a happy couple.
“For her information Shashi and I are very happy together, sad for her to know I guess, I get sick and go away for treatment and the vultures pounce,” she tweeted to Tarar. “The audacity of a woman desperately in love with an Indian ‘please shashi dont make me go I pleaded and begged I love you Shashi’(sic),” she added.
“Leave us Indians alone and stop talking to my huband and pleading with him its digrading respect yourself as a women (sic),” Sunanda added.
However, she told media that there is “no problem between me and my husband”. “Mehr Tarar is stalking my husband. Mehr Tarar is an ISI agent. I will ask RAW to look into this. I feel personally targeted by Pakistani journalist,” she said.
How this plays out for Shashi Tharoor is yet to be seen, but Sunanda Pushkar seems to suggest that Tharoor’s account may not have been hacked. Accusing a woman of trying to woo her husband, Sunanda has well made the trouble in her paradise evident on Twitter.
Pretty different this is from a similar case in France, where the French President chooses to keep private lives private. “They are painful moments. But I have a principle. It’s that private affairs should be handled privately, respecting the intimacy of all. This is neither the place nor the moment to do so,” he said when asked about his alleged affair with an actress at a public interaction.