Prominent Indian Politico Resigns

Shashi Tharoor, a former high-profile U.N. diplomat and dynamic figure in Indian politics, has been forced to resign amid revelations that he attempted to help a friend secure equity in a new franchise in India's highly-profitable professional cricket league. Tharoor was highly visible as a diplomat, having run a failed campaign for U.N. Secretary General. He’s also a prolific author and an apparent favorite of powerful Congress-Party Leader Sonia Gandhi; he also boasts a devout and robust following on Twitter. Indian media have also alleged a romantic link between Tharoor and the friend for whom he used his influence.