Lahore: Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar has been accused by Sunanda P Tharoor of stalking her husband, union minister Shashi Tharoor. Ms Tarar, who writes for Daily Times, spoke to NDTV.com on the phone from her residence in Lahore.
I have a great deal of respect for Shashi Tharoor. He was one of the first people I followed when I joined Twitter. In March last year, he began following me too. The kind of politician he is - I am a great admirer of his work. I wish there were more politicians like him.
I met him in Delhi in his office in April, 2013. We spoke for 45 minutes and then continued the interview in his car. I also met him in June at an awards event in Dubai. In some emails and calls, we spoke about Kerala elections, I was considering writing a book on Kerala and he offered me tips and advice.
I am not on BlackBerry messenger with him, so I was startled by his wife's comments.
I have never met his wife.
In her tweets, she has accused me both of stalking him and of having an affair with him. How can it be both? It just shows there are wild allegations. Her tweets to me are so crazy that all I can do is laugh. Where is the question of suing her? (Read: Happy together, say Tharoors after 'ISI agent' tweets)
Maybe she took offense to the fact that I have praised him so much. But I am very transparent - anything that I have said is on my Twitter timeline, for the whole world to see.
She urged Indians to unfollow me, but Indians are standing by me.
I wish them all the best. I hope they live happily ever after and have a long and happy marriage.Disclaimer: The opinions expressed within this blog are the personal opinions of the author. NDTV is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog. All information is provided on an as-is basis. The information, facts or opinions appearing on the blog do not reflect the views of NDTV and NDTV does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.