On April 18, 2012, the HC issued a notice on Lalit Modi’s plea. Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, now the Attorney General of India, had appeared for him.
Bharat Sundaresan looks at Lalit Modi’s fall from grace and how he manages to remain in the news.
Facing criticism for expediting the travel documents of former IPL chairman Lalit Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said she only helped a man to sign consent papers for the surgery of his cancer-struck wife.
Swaraj said that the Modi govt extended social security by introducing Atal Pension Yojna and took many other steps for welfare of people and also financial inclusion.
Sushma Swaraj’s response came as reporters repeatedly asked about Narendra Modi’s presence in international arena.
India today reaffirmed adherence to three conditions including having an atmosphere “free of terror and violence” as a precursor to any engagement with Pakistan and demanded action against terrorists including Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.
India have not played a full bilateral Test series with Pakistan after the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
Sushma Swaraj specifically mentioned Operation Rahat undertaken by the Centre to evacuate Indians and citizens of over 40 countries from Yemen.
The government was making all sincere efforts for the safe and early release of the Indian workers, Swaraj told the captives’ families.
The LBA is crucial for India and Bangladesh. Passing the bill unanimously in the Rajya Sabha was no small feat, given the opposition’s attitude to the Modi government.
Some family members of those who have reportedly been abducted by the IS have been protesting at Jantar Mantar over the past two weeks, but decided to shift the site of protest without “intimation”.
Things changed Wednesday when External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj learnt of Bhaskaran Haridas’s condition after she was tagged in a Twitter post.
She reached out to the Opposition to get the Bangladesh LBA bill passed unanimously.
Ghulam Nabi Azad said that Sushma Swaraj had shown that she had the strength to speak the truth.
This was not the first time Sushma reached out via the social media platform to those in distress.