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Lalit Modi row: Vasundhara Raje dials Amit Shah, explains her position

Vasundhara Raje had distanced herself from the document purportedly showing her backing former IPL chief's immigration plea in Britain.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: June 17, 2015 9:57 pm
Vasundhara Raje, Lalit Modi, Raje Modi, Lalit Modi issue, Amit Shah, Raje Amit talks, BJP, BJP govt, Lalit Modi row,  IPL Chairman Lalit Modi, India latest news 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.

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.

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    Bijan Mohanty
    Jun 18, 2015 at 4:03 pm
    Lali Modi scandal brings to the fore more about infighting in BJP's top leadership an anything else. Role of a specific electronic media is highly suious.
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      mohan
      Jun 17, 2015 at 9:35 pm
      For knowing more about the Real IPL stories then go through the news articles between 2009 and 2012. The biased channels are just focussing on something of their interest. After Lalit Modi's exit, The entire IPL had become big laundry machine of bettors, punters, politicians, businessmen and criminals. Lalit Modi left India because of threat to his life from mafias. He was the victim of a political vendetta. All cases against him were just planted to har him. since the Congress party is ineffective, Modi can have a sigh of relief. The NDA govt should do the following urgently before the Bihar polls. (1) Put a formal request for his extradition (2) Bring him to India with adequate security and produce him in court for FERA & IT violations (3) After clearing all charges he may be reinducted into IPL and then kick out the rots like Srinivasan, Pawar, Dalmia etc
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