Holding that Tharoor should own "moral responsibility" for the death of Sunanda, BJP state president V Muraleedharan said his continuation in the ministry also "posed a threat to the national security" since his late wife had alleged her husband had links with a Pakistani journalist having ISI connections.

The BJP leader wanted the Centre to order an inquiry into allegations that Tharoor also had a role in "IPL-related" corruption.

"All these circumstances warranted Throor's resignation. He should step down and face the probe," Muraleedharan told a reporters here.

52-year-old Sunanda was found dead in a star hotel in Delhi on January 17 night, a day after her twitter spat with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar over an alleged affair with Tharoor.


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