Why Punish Lalit Modi’s Wife?’ Sushma Swaraj Explains Her Action

New Delhi (ND TV): Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj today told Parliament that she extended no favours to former cricket boss Lalit Modi, an allegation that has led to the opposition demanding her resignation, without which, the Congress has said, it will not allow Parliament to function.

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“Present one note, letter or email that shows I asked the UK government to provide Lalit Modi travel papers,” she said.

Last year, Lalit Modi, who left the country in 2010 surrounded by a series of corruption cases, was allowed to accompany his wife from London to Portugal for her medical treatment. Mrs Swaraj said in the Lok Sabha that the only assurance she offered to the UK government was that if it chose to give him travel documents, relations with India would not be affected. “I urged them to follow their own rules and regulations,” she said, adding, “I did not seek to influence their decisions”. Reiterating her defense of acting on “humanitarian grounds,” she said, “Lalit Modi’s wife faces no criminal case. Why should she be deprived of the support of her husband while being treated for cancer?”

“I want to ask Sonia Gandhi, what would you have done in my place?” the minister posed. Like most of the opposition, Mrs Gandhi had boycotted Parliament today.

This session of Parliament has been blocked with the Congress adamant that it will not call off protests within the Houses unless the government removes Mrs Swaraj and Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje for close links to Lalit Modi. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan must also be sacked, the Congress says, for his alleged involvement in a massive job recruitment scam in Madhya Pradesh.

The government has said resignations are out of the question, but the PM will cede to the opposition’s request to comment on the controversies in Parliament as soon as a debate begins. The Congress has spurned that offer. 25 of its 44 Lok Sabha MPs have been suspended for five days for bad behaviour.

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  1. Mrs Swaraj said in the Lok Sabha that the only assurance she offered to the UK government was that if it chose to give him travel documents, relations with India would not be affected.

    WHEN THE PREVIOUS GOVERNMENT HAD SPECIFICALLY TOLD THE BRITISH THAT IF THEY HELP MODI TO FLEE, THE SAME WOULD STRAIN OUR RELATIONS, HOW COULD SHE MAKE ANY PRIVATE, UNOFFICIAL AND CLANDESTINE INDICATION TO THAT VERY GOVT STATING THAT SHE HAS NO PROBLEM IF MODI IS PROVIDED HELP UNDER THE LAW THERE? SHE COULD HAVE OFFICIALLY DONE IT WITHOUT ANY VEIL OF SECRECY!

    IS IT NOT A DEFINITE GESTURE TELLING U.K. THAT MODI IS “HELPABLE” IN THE VIEW OF THE NEW GOVERNMENT? WHY THE CLANDESTINE HELP TO A FUGITIVE? WHY SHE DID NOT DO THE SAME GESTURE THROUGH THE PROPER CHANNEL AND OPENLY? WHY THE HIDING?

    WHO ASKED HER FOR HELP AND WHEN? DOES SHE NOT KNOW HER HUSBAND’S CLIENT OF 20 YEARS AND HER DAUGHTER’S CLIENT FOR SEVEN YEARS IS A FUGITIVE? IS IT NOT A CLANDESTINE GESTURE?

    WHY THE PREVIOUS OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION WAS REVERSED SECRETLY? IS IT NOT A FAVOURITISM JUST AS SHE WAS DOING TO THE MINING MAFIA REDDY BROTHERS OF KARNATAKA? WHAT MADE HER ADOPT THEM AS HER SONS? WHY HER HEART ALWAYS STRIKE A PASSIONATE NOTE TO THE CRIMINALS RICH?

    DOES SHE RE-COMMENCE HER “VARAMAHALAKSHMI VRATAM” THIS YEAR ONWARDS, NOW THAT THE MINING MAFIA KING PIN REDDY IS OUT OF JAIL ON BAIL? THE POOR DEVI WAS STARVING WITHOUT THE VRATAM BY SUSHMA AND REDDY FOR THE PERIOD REDDY WAS IN JAIL!

  2. Sushma Swaraaja Modi has a valid point and challenge to congress party whose only aim seems to be a bunch of trouble makers. Can they answer Sushma’s challenge on providing evidence? Also, Congress with its 44-seats needs to be treated like a minor, regional party. They are not really the head of opposition!

    • Sushma Swaraaja Modi has a valid point and challenge to congress party whose only aim seems to be a bunch of trouble makers. – Original Rampu

      Hahahaha. When that joker called Sushma Swaraja and her cartoon mentor pravaadi called Aroona Jet Lee (Indian bro of Bruce Lee) disrupted Parliament for THREE (3) whole sessions during the UPA rule, where was our Rampa? Busy calling for beef ban from Bihaara to Bostona and Bahamasa?

      And we have a ‘Bharatha Mata Bhagi’ who peels ORGANIC potatoes and thinks he is the Spokesperson! lol! AND that too he thinks he is an expert on Indian Parliamentary matters. Hahahaha.

      Thank God I sold off my DVD player and DVD’s too. Man ya Rampu, you are the next best thing after sliced bread.

      God bless you, Modi Bhaktha. 🙂

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