Allegations against Raje baseless: Gadkari

Jaipur, June 22 (IANS) Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that allegations against Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje for her alleged help to former IPL chief Lalit Modi were “baseless” and the BJP and the central government stood strongly behind her.

“All allegations against Raje are baseless. These accusations have no substance,” Gadkari told reporters after meeting Raje at her official residence here.

Raje is accused of testifying in favour of Lalit Modi’s British immigration application in 2011.

“Vasundhara ji legally, logically and ethically is completely correct. There is no fault of hers anywhere. Doing this kind of politics is not right,” the union road, transport and highways minister added.

Gadkari also assured Raje that the BJP and the union government strongly supported her.

“I assured her (Raje) that the government and the BJP stand strongly with her,” Gadkari said.

“Hum kal bhi unke sath the aur aaj bhi unke sath hain (we were supportive of her in the past and we still are),” he remarked.

Gadkari also defended Dushyant Singh, Raje’s son and BJP MP from Jhalawar-Baran constituency in Rajasthan, for his financial dealings with Lalit Modi.

He said that as far as Dushyant was concerned, all transactions were on record in income tax returns.

“Borrowing money from someone is no crime,” Gadkari said.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here