External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, battling allegations of helping controversial former IPL chief Lalit Modi obtain travel documents in UK, today reacted angrily to a tweet suggesting she took favours to get her daughter a seat in a medical college.
“My daughter is a barrister and Oxford graduate. What you say is absolutely false,” Swaraj replied to a tweet from the handle @pakoed which said, “Sushma is no stranger to taking and giving favours! Her daughter studied through NorthEast quota in medical college.”
My daughter is a Barrister and Oxford graduate. What you say is absolutely false. @pakaoed
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) June 17, 2015
The handle @pakaoed was deleted, though its tweet was retweeted by others.
Many on Twitter urged Swaraj to not be hassled by a “dog that barks” and continue with her good work.
The minister’s daughter, Bansuri, is a lawyer who represented Modi for seven years.
The Congress has pointed this out in its accusations against the minister, citing “conflict of interest”.
The 63-year-old minister is facing accusations of having helped Lalit Modi procure documents to travel to Portugal last year. Modi, who is being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate for alleged financial impropriety in multi-billion dollar Indian Premier League, stays in London.
The minister’s husband Swaraj Kaushal was the Governor of Mizoram from 1990 to 1993 and is considered an expert on the Northeast.