Sushma Swaraj has committed no crime: Manohar Parrikar on Lalit Modi case

"We asked in the Rajya Sabha what are the list of crimes committed by Sushma Swaraj. No one could say a thing because there was no crime, not even impropriety," Parikkar said.

By: PTI | Panaji | Updated: August 2, 2015 6:56 pm
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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has given a clean chit to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in connection with the Lalit Modi case and said that she has committed “no crime”.

Addressing party workers here last evening, Parrikar said Modi can be brought to India and punished.

“We asked in the Rajya Sabha what are the list of crimes committed by Sushma Swaraj. No one could say a thing because there was no crime, not even impropriety,” he said.

Swaraj was embroiled in a controversy for expediting the travel documents of scam-tainted former IPL chairman Lalit Modi, following which the opposition has been demanding her resignation.

“What she did was correct. You can bring Lalit Modi back and punish him or do whatever you want. But she has not violated law,” he said, adding that Swaraj is willing to say this in Parliament.

“But the Opposition does not want to hear that,” he added.

Meanwhile, Parikkar termed the current crisis in the Parliament is based on the wrong charges by the opposition.

“The entire chorus is based on the false allegations,” he said.

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  1. B
    Aug 2, 2015 at 9:58 pm
    Sushma has committed an offence much serious than a crime. In the pretext of humanitarian grounds she helped an economic offender who is absconding. While doing this, she had hidden her actions from the ministry and high commission in U.K, because she knew she is doing an unlawful favour for her friend. Is this not enough proof for BJP to send her out of cabinet? What more do they need? In the next general election the voters of the country, having witnessed BJP tamasha so far, shall trounce NDA. BJP will come to senses only after her humiliating defeat ! Common man cannot be taken for granted always.
    1. B
      Aug 2, 2015 at 6:53 pm
      Just give the crime a legal term - business transactions, to legitimate it. Problem solved.
      1. Dwibhashyam Agasthyeswar
        Aug 2, 2015 at 11:48 pm
        We can make out you are friend of Jairam of corrupt congress. Are you not ashamed of BOFORS RajivSonia and Rahul ? Coal scam Dr.MMS 2G scam Raja CWG Shiela ? Whether Sushma made Rs.100 by telling British Govt. to give visa to travel papers to Modi to go to Portugal to see sick wife ? Lalit Modi is yet to be served Notice by ED ? Dont you know?
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          ASHOK KUMAR
          Aug 2, 2015 at 8:09 pm
          Then in that case, Yakub Menon should not have been hanged on humanitarian grounds. His only fault was that he did not have commercial deals with Sushma or Vasundhra.
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            KR Murhy
            Aug 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm
            Let Parekar, expose the bluff of Congress !!
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