Didn’t recommend travel documents to Lalit Modi: Sushma

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday reiterated that she did not recommend travel documents to former IPL chief Lalit Modi.

New Delhi: Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during a programme organised on the culmination of Indio-Nepal Car Rally at India Gate in New Delhi, on March 8, 2015. (Photo: Sunil Majumdar/IANS)

“I am saying this time and again that I never requested or recommended travel documents for Lalit Modi,” she said in a string of tweets in response to questions.

“I left this to the UK government to decide under their own laws and regulations. And that is what they did,” she said.

“As a minister I am accountable to parliament. That is the only forum to inform the nation.”

She added: “I help people every day. That too on a single tweet.”

Sushma Swaraj’s reported help to Lali Modi has paralysed parliament, with the opposition demanding her resignation and an investigation.

On Saturday, she said she had agreed to a debate in parliament on the very day it opened for the ongoing monsoon session.

She added that Congress members were not allowing the debate to take place.

Asked if she had telephoned British politician Keith Vaz to allow the British government to let Lalit Modi travel to London, she said: “This is absolutely false.”


  1. Sushma swaraj said, “She did certain thing, out of humanitarian consideration, to IPL culprit and fugitive Modi. BJP and RSS made a virtue out of it by praising it as a yeoman service.



  2. “I left this to the UK government to decide under their own laws and regulations. And that is what they did,” Sushma Swaraj said.

    The previous Congress govt had officially warned Britain that if they help fugitive Modi, it would strained the relations between India and Britain.

    As against this, Sushma, Modi’s foreign minister, said they are free to do whatever they want to do, unmindful of the warning given by the previous govt. This, she did secretly too! Is this not betrayal of India?

  3. I never trusted this lady. Say one thing, do another thing. This shows how Pradhaana Sevaka has some serious challenges within his own party. On the one hand, he has people like Raajanatha Singh and Monahara Parikkar who are known for honesty and simplicity. On the other hand, he has dummanna-gadkari, sushma, yeddy etc. It is going to be interesting to see how it all plays out in the long run.

    @ Pindoce Pai: What’s there for me to clarify? Haven’t you read my earlier posts on this incident and individuals involved? Did you forget how to read?

    • Paimaam of USA, you asked, “what is there for me to clarify”.

      Tell me why your hero Modi, if he were really at the helm of the affairs of the country, not taking any action against that erratic woman, Sushma, whom you have described as ” I never trusted this lady. Say one thing, do another thing. This shows how Pradhan Sevak has some serious challenges within his own party”?


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