With controversy swirling back home about the alleged links between Shashi Tharoor and the promoters of the Kochi IPL franchisees, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was asked here on Tuesday how he would respond to the Opposition’s demand that the junior foreign minister be dismissed.

“I don’t have all the facts before me and when I go back I will get all the facts and in the light of those if any action is necessary I think that would be the proper way to proceed”, he said, declining to get drawn in to specifics. “I cannot go by hearsay or what is in various columns of the newspapers.”

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