External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday has rubbished reports about Congress leader Shashi Tharoor helping PM Narendra Modi government in drafting a statement on Kulbhushan Jadhav to be read out in Parliament.
" I have the assistance of very able secretaries," she said in curt tweet. She also posted the news report to which she was reacting.
According to the news report, Tharoor, also former Minister of State for foreign affairs, will help the government draft the 'Statement of Solidarity' on the issue of Kulbhushan Jadhav. This statement will be adopted by both Houses of Parliament.
"The request to draft the resolution came from Swarajafter Parliament on Tuesday condemned Pakistan for sentencing Kulbhushan Jadhav to death," the report said. Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer, has been sentenced to death by a military court in Pakistan on the charges of "espionage and sabotage" activities, triggering outrage in India.
"There is no evidence of wrong doing by Jadhav. If anything, he is the victim of a plan that seeks to cast as persions on India to deflect international attention fromPakistan's well-known record of sponsoring and supportingterrorism," Swaraj had told both Houses of Parliament earlierin the day.