‘Nobody is Tainted,’ Says Arun Jaitley as BJP Backs Vasundhara Raje

New Delhi: On Thursday evening, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley returned from the US and defined the ruling BJP’s stance on the Vasundhara Raje controversy. “There is nobody who is tainted please,” Mr Jaitley said at the Delhi airport.

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The party, sources have told NDTV, will back the Rajasthan Chief Minister, who is caught in a growing political storm over supporting disgraced cricket tycoon Lalit Modi’s immigration appeal to UK in 2011. Another senior union minister Venkaiah Naidu said, “As far as party is concerned, everything is happening positively.”

In defence of Ms Raje, a powerful regional leader, top government sources denied the Congress charge that she helped a “fugitive” in Lalit Modi. A senior leader argued that Mr Modi faces charges under the Foreign Exchange Maintenance Act or FEMA, which does not have provisions for arrest and so Lalit Modi cannot be called a fugitive.

Eager to distance the party and government from Lalit Modi, another senior leader said the BJP-led NDA government had “inherited this fault” from the UPA regime and is keen to amend it soon.

The government, he said, is likely to explore the legal possibility of pursuing charges against Lalit Modi under the Money Laundering Act, which has a provision for arrest. “That is how, with the help of a court order, he can be brought back to India to face the legal system,” the BJP leader said.

Another party leader pointed out that the strongest indictment against Lalit Modi came from a committee of India’s cricket board headed by the BJP’s Arun Jaitley.

Earlier on Thursday, a press release from Ms Raje’s office said she had not been asked by the party to resign. The statement complained about “unsubstantiated media reports” and also denied that she was likely to travel to Delhi soon to meet the BJP’s top bosses.

On Wednesday, the Congress released a seven-page affidavit purportedly signed by Ms Raje, in which she described the Indian investigation against Mr Modi as “a full frontal attack” that was “politically motivated.”

BJP sources say the party is likely to claim that the affidavit was presented by Ms Raje as personal support and not in her official capacity as the then Leader of Opposition in Rajasthan. She returned as Chief Minister for a second term in 2013.

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  1. Hahahha! NOBODY is TAINTED? According to Lalitha Kumara Modi, NOTHING moves in the BBCI without this JetLee’s say so. AND we all know how much overboard the BCCI is – everything OVERBOARD… kept on spotless linen with the cupboards cleaned and vacuumed! Ahem!

    I wonder where are RampNNA’s potshots (from his peashooter, of course) now! Earlier, he used to sing paeans for Arnab Goswami. Now that Arnab is roasting his Vasu Raje, Sushmaji, Lord Amitha Shaw (sic), Bahadur Gandu – Chaddi Bhagawatha et al.

    Not surprisingly, Rampu’s peashooter has fallen silent. Maybe Mr. Henry James would like to have his say on this?

    We could also invite our newly resurfaced KS Bhat too. Mangu, Dronu Sugam, Kisnoo et al.

  2. That’s why BJP called party with difference. NO FIR ,None of them are tainted. HRD With days YULE Certificate. 15 lacks in every account. Feku promises No Beef ban in MP and Chattisgarh etc.

  3. “Nobody is tainted” claims Arun Jaitley referring to the BJP scamsters!

    HOW COULD “TAINT” BE TAINTED?

    VASUNDHARA RAJE, THE BJP CHIEF MINISTER OF RAJASTHAN, HAD CLAIMED THROUGH HER AFFIDAVIT FILED IN THE BRITISH COURT THAT THAT IPL MODI IS “A VICTIM OF WITCH HUNT AND POLITICAL PERSECUTION BY THE MANMOHAN SINGH’S GOVERNMENT”. MODY (NOT CHAIWALA) PAID 31.5 CRORES TO HER THROUGH HAWALA AND MONEY LAUNDERING TRANSACTIONS. IS IT NOT TAINT AND SCAM?

    SUSHMA SWARAJ, FOREIGN MINISTER OF INDIA, GOES TO A FOREIGN COUNTRY, TELLS THAT THE FUGITIVE MODI HARBOURED BY THAT COUNTRY, WITH BLUE CORNERED LOOK OUT NOTICE ON HIM ISSUED BY MANMOHAN SINGH REGIME, MAY BE FACILITATED BY BRITISH VISA TO FLEE TO PORTUGAL, WITH WHICH INDIA HAS NO EXTRADITION TREATY. UK SAYS MANMOHAN SINGH GOVERNMENT HAD WARNED BRITAIN THAT IF MODI IS FAVOURED BY THEM, THE TWO NATIONS WOULD HAVE STRAINED RELATIONS. SUSHMA SAYS “ignore it, now modi (not IPL modi) is the pm of india!”

    Modi is her husband’s cient for 20 years, and her daughter’s client now, for seven years. Modi is rewarding his friends by scores of crores hawala money, as proved above. Was “humanitarian consideration”, on false premise, is applicable to a fugitive? Is fugitive Dawood Ibrahim too is eligible for Sushma’s help to flee to some safe heaven to subvert his judicial trial in Indian Courts?

    IN THE PAST, all Congress Minister in Manmohan Singh’s cabinet, who were tainted, were immediately removed from the cabinet and sent to jail. Yet, Congress is bad. But, Modi does not do so! Yet, modi is an angel, BJP is the best and these RSS people are saints!

    THIS DICHOTOMY WOULD BE THE LAST NAIL On THE COFFIN. INDIAN DEMOCRACY, IN THE HANDS OF RSS AND BJP, IS DOOMED TO DIE.

  4. Nobody is tainted-Mr.Jaitley

    Dear readers,

    Hit by a second round of controversy by party MP from Uttar Pradesh SakshiMaharaj, who recommended at least four children for Hindu families, BJP dissociated itself from the remark calling it his “personal view” and that the party had nothing to do with it.

    The beleaguered Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje her alleged involvement in the Lalit Modi immigration controversy.Every human being wears multiple hats. Ms Raje gave the statement in her “personal capacity” and not in her capacity as Leader of Opposition in Rajasthan,” BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli said.

    When it comes to RSS blueprint for BJP: Back to Hindutva, Temple and Terrorism it alien to them but still takes orders from Nagpur parliament.

    Is our globetrotting PM is still in US? Why there is no ‘man ki bath’ on fake degree,IPL corruption ,’go-slow’ on saffron terror?

    Jai hind

  5. Nobody tainted-Mr.Jaitly

    Dear readers,

    It seems Minister Jaitley is inspired by ‘Tenali Raman and cat story’.

    Despite Vasudaraja drinking milk from Lailit Moid bowl,he needs to tell that his cat is only hunting rat.

    Jai hind

  6. “Nobody is tainted” – Report quoting Arun Jaitley

    Can someone please call an experienced surgeon to remove his foot from mouth?? LOL Sri Modiji really needs to take some strong steps to confront corrupt individuals in BJP. It will only help BJP in long run.

    • Can someone please call an experienced surgeon his foot from mouth?? – Rampu

      Why waste an “experienced surgeon’s” time ya Rampa? The Bejai Chamador will do it for free and in double quick time and that too without anesthesia?

      Now I know why your entire block/neighborhood doesn’t need TV’s. They have YOU for entertainment galore!

      Keep up the good job! …….. has time for Mann Ki Baat. No time for tainted ministers. And HE was the one who bleated…… na khaaoonga.. na khilane doonga.

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