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The News Minute | October 15, 2014 | 9.30 am IST The Kerala High Court on Tuesday decided to examine allegations against Thiruvananthapuram MP and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor regarding election expenditure and other issues. The accusations included that his election expenditure exceeded the permissible limit of Rs 70 lakh and that he had influenced Pentecost pastors in a bid to appeal believers to vote for him.  The court has decided to take up petitions filed by Aam Aadmi Party leader Ajit Joy alleging that Tharoor election expenditure exceeded Rs 70 lakh and K R Haridas a voter accusing that Tharoor held a meeting of Pentecost pastors at his residence in Thiruvananthapuram on April 15th 2014. In the run unto election in May 2014, a video had emerged showing Tharoor addressing a group of pastors, requesting them to ask believers to vote for the Congress. This comes just as Tharoor is already facing loads of trouble, both on a political and legal front.
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