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Lalit Modi controversy: Sushma Swaraj reacts sharply to tweet on her daughter

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.

By: IANS | New Delhi | Updated: June 17, 2015 7:35 pm
sushma swaraj, lalit modi, sushma daughter “My daughter is a barrister and Oxford graduate. What you say in absolutely false,” Ms Swaraj replied to a tweet from the handle @pakoed

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.”

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.

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    TIHAEwale
    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:58 pm
    It was Dr. Kiran Bedi who was enled and availed the facility for her daughter
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      Ashok
      Jun 17, 2015 at 3:10 pm
      Its true you cannot respond to all the barking dogs, because if you keep responding to the dogs you will not be able to do anything,hence let the dogs bark and you carry on with your good work.
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      1. CP Nair
        Jun 17, 2015 at 7:35 pm
        Expert on North-East? Ask those who have spent time in that region; it will just mean that one is good in exploiting the girls of the North-East!!
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          ds
          Jun 17, 2015 at 7:20 pm
          This Lalit Modi is also JUMLA type it seems - not straight and difficult person also. Sushma & Raje are rogue corrupt politicians - corrupt of different kind - by supporting criminals to flea legal process in India and hide overseas - Modi Govt & BJP is a corrupt party of different kind while Congress is sick corrupt party in monetary terms.
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            Damaru Prasad
            Jun 17, 2015 at 4:05 pm
            The entire drama is to steal a thunder. Those who are crying foul should be investigated for crimes ranging from pimping to robbing the country and selling themselves away for a song to millions of dollars and carted off to jail without trial. Problem is Modi has not yet given a nod to CBI for it.
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