The exit of Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor shows that while insensitive remarks of a Minister on sensitive issues can be tolerated, improper conduct cannot be. His credibility would have been enhanced had he batted for more funds or campaigned for more industries in Kerala. Taking a spurious version of cricket to his constituency with all attendant drama has cost him dearly. The Tharoor episode has ripped apart the IPL façade. What one wants is pure sport, not a cocktail of speculation, vulgarity and corrupt practices on and off the field.
G. Gokul Kishore,