Modi praises Modi: Ex-IPL chief seeks to mend fences with PM

New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The man who is instrumental in inviting the wrath of the opposition on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its leader Narendra Modi now appears to be seeking to make amends, after the party said it would seek an interpol ‘red corner notice’ against him.

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Lalit Modi, sitting in London, tweeted on Saturday that Prime Minister Modi was a “most savy (sic) man”.

The former chief of the Indian Premier League, embroiled in several controversies and whose passport was revoked by the Indian government, said that “when he (Modi) bats, he will hit the ball out of the park”.

Lalit Modi, who has been putting out reams of information through tweets and other media, was apparently helped by External Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje, at a time when he was being sought by the Enforcement Directorate during the previous United Progressive Alliance regime.

Modi’s tweet praising the prime minister came on the day Raje was in Delhi, for an official meeting, but was planning to meet the BJP brass to give her side of the story. According to sources, she was expected to meet the prime minister, but latest reports said that the meeting had not come through.

Raje has accepted that she had signed a document supporting the application of Lalit Modi for a residence visa in Britain. The opposition parties say that at best this points to an impropriety by a leading BJP leader when the IPL chief was wanted by the authorities in India.

Lalit Modi, who has been staying in London for several years, is sought by the Enforcement Directorate for alleged financial irregularities when he was the IPL head.

He has been tweeting regularly, often implying nothing more than a meeting with political figures.

On Friday he said that he and senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal had chatted over three days during a wedding in Istanbul.

Earlier the same day, Modi tweeted that he “bumped into” Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s daughter Priyanka and her husband Robert Vadra in a London restaurant last year.

He did not imply any wrongdoing or impropriety on their part. But the BJP, under attack for “supporting a fugitive”, immediately reacted asking the Congress president to explain what the meeting between the three was all about.

10 Comments

  1. I only hope that Lalit Modi does not tweet that he has met any of the writers on http://www.mangalorean.com. Then, there would be a hue-and-cry and we being small fries, compared to Sushma Swaraj, Vasundhara Raje and their ilk, may have to face the music.

    • If only there was a favourite button on this forum… seriously man where do you get this rib-tickling humour from.

      The webmaster has been very careful with copy paste on this forum so I had take a picture of your post from my old nokia phone. I will cherish it.

    • Dear Nelson

      I expect you to understand the crimes committed Lalit Modi.
      IPL is the most corrupt organization in the world ruled by mafia leaders/underworld dons/ and politicians.
      Lalit Modi had close association with all the top politicians in the country.
      Lalit Modi was born in a Billionaire’s family.
      He was a rich man before he started IPL.
      His crime was money laundering. Till today there is no proof or judicial decision.
      He is yet to be charge sheeted
      The exact figures are still unknown.
      The second crime was one of his companies was involved giving an unsecured loan ( Rs 11 crore) to a company owned by , Dushyant Singh Singh ( Son of Vasundar Raje). This crime was similar to Rober Vodra getting unsecured loan from the DFL.
      His third crime was a cheating case filed against by former BCCI chairman Srinivasan, But Srinivasan is 100 times more a dishonest person than Lalit Modi. Despite his son-in law’s involvement in match fixing he continues to hold the post of ICC chief.
      Lalit Modi is a petty offender compared to UPA scams.
      All his offences have happened during UPA rule.

      • Mr. Krishna,

        I wish to state that both IPL and BCCI are most corrupt organisations and their functioning is as secretive as the Mafia and Free Masons. Whether it is Lalit Modi, N. Srinivasan, Sharad Pawar, Rajiv Shukla and that Gujrati or Rajasthani guy, whose name skips my mind are all corrupt and all of them are crooks and scoundrels and shameless people.

        Yes, Lalit Modi had close associations with all top people, who are also crooks and scoundrels like him. Naturally, it is a matter of, “You scratch my back. I scratch yours.” Just because he is from a billionaire family, do you mean to say that he is as stainless as Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa or Desmond Tutu? In fact, Lalit Modi is a totally rotten, arrogrant and brash scoundrel.

        He may have been a rich man before he started IPL, but many people who are rich keep on chasing money and trying to amass further wealth by hook and crook, though their wealth can last for generations upon generations. In case of Lalit Modi, he has is hungry for wealth, power, fame, having a good time with babes and leading a life of a playboy all at the cost of the looted money got from IPL matches. This money is not his, but stolen or money siphoned off. This man should be arrested, deported to India and subjected to third degree treatment, so that he sings like a canary and everything is out of the bag. However, the B.J.P. Government will not do this, because he will embarrass many of them and also politicians from other parties and also other personalities like cricketers, bureaucrats and others, including Sushma Swaraj, Vasundhara Raje and their ilk.

        You may defend Lalit Modi, Vasundhara Raje, her son and daughter-in-law. However, your defending them holds no water. As per your logic, why prosecute Robert Vadra, Suresh Kalmadi, A. Raja and others? Like Lalit Modi, they have not committed any sins.

      • MODI IS MADE THE PM BY INDIANS:

        1 TO AID, ABET AND PROTECT “PETTY OFFENDERS WHO COMMITTED CRIMES AND STASHED BILLIONS OF BLACK MONEY ABROAD”

        2 AND TO AID, ABET AND PROTECT THOSE “WHO COMMITTED CRIMES WHICH ARE NOT AS BIG AS UPA SCAMS”

        ACCORDING TO kRISHNA!

    • Dear Original Duplicate, don’t you know that Modi sent his foreign minister Sushma Swaraj to request UK to harbour him in that countrey and to issue travel documents to this criminal, in violation of earst while Congress Government’s warning to UK not to get relations strained by helping the fugitive!

      Your PMji Modi tells the UK to throw the earlier Indian warning by Congress government to the dust bin and help IPL Modi and Chaiwala Modi has no problem with it!

      IF WHAT IS STATED ABOVE IS FALSE, then tell us why your Modi is defending the traitorous acts of Sushma Swaraj?

      Either he should kick her out or you must admit that Modi is the protecter of black money stashed abroad and that his election promises were all false. Come on Sir, You owe an explanation here and now!

  2. What are Lalit Modis crimes?
    Lalit Modi was born in a Billionaire’s family.
    He was a rich man before he started IPL.
    His crime was money laundering. Till today there is no proof or judicial decision.
    The exact figures are still unknown.
    The second crime was one of his companies was involved giving an unsecured loan ( Rs 11 crore) to a company owned by , Dushyant Singh Singh ( Son of Vasundar Raje).
    His third crime was a cheating case filed against him by the former BCCI chairman Srinivasan, But Srinivasan is 100 times more a dishonest person than Lalit Modi.
    Lalit Modi is a petty offender compared to UPA scams.
    All his offences have happened during UPA rule.

    He left the country not because of the fear of being arrested.
    He left the country because of the underworld threat

    • He left the country because of the underworld threat. – Mr. Kisnoo

      Saaru, Mr. Kisnoo Maria’ji,

      For YOU to give him a clean-chit, did he ask you to meet him in London too? Did you meet him?

  3. Dear readers,

    In his earlier address Modi said his mantra was “Na khaunga, na khane dunga (neither will I take bribe, nor will I allow anyone to take bribe).

    But today he deliberately skipped in his monthly address of ‘man ki batth’ “Na bolunga, na bolne dunga” against Chota Modi.

    Is this his decisive battle against biggest evil of corruption and poverty which has ruined India?
    Does ‘Humanity’ is selective to Lailt Modi who himself self exiled ever since found in corruption? Is Modi government acknowledge that they can’t provide security to Lalit Modi if returns to India because of underworld threat?Then how did government afford give Z+ security Baba Ramdev, Mohan Baghwat? Does his own ministry don’t trust security apparatus of this country?

    Why don’t Modi government issue ‘Red corner’ notice and ask extradition of him?

    Jai Hind

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