With her name figuring in ‘Lalit Modigate’ row, embattled Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Wednesday called up BJP President Amit Shah and explained her position after former IPL Chairman Lalit Modi claimed she had supported his immigration plea in Britain.
Sources said Raje discussed with Shah the claims made by Lalit Modi and told the party chief that she did share family ties with the former IPL boss but there is no wrongdoing on her part.
Party sources said Raje has sought to explain her ties between the two families and her friendship with Modi’s wife but the documents being circulated in the media are “unverified and unsigned”.
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Sources said that Raje is in close touch with the party ever since documents suggesting that Raje had helped scam-tainted Modi’s imigration in the UK by giving a written statement.
She has however, maintained that she has no knowledge of the documents being shown by the media.
Raje had distanced herself from the document purportedly showing her backing former IPL chief’s immigration plea in Britain.
“Of course I know the family. I have always known them…(But) I do not know what documents they are talking about,” she has said.
Congress has meanwhile demanded her imediate resignation along with that of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, saying they have no right to continue in office after helping the former IPC Chairman facing money laundering and other charges.
BJP chief Amit Shah, besides Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley have already come out in support of Swaraj, saying she has only acted out of ‘humanitarian’ reasons to help Modi with his travel documents to take care of his ailing wife.