New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Youth Congress on Wednesday staged protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, accusing the latter of helping former IPL chief Lalit Modi in procuring documents for travel to Portugal.
Hundreds of Youth Congress supporters led by its national president Amarinder Singh Brar demanded the external affairs minister should resign and an inquiry be launched against her.
“We want Sushma Swaraj to resign from her post as she helped Lalit Modi, who has escaped out of India to avoid legal consequences. A case under national security act should be lodged against Sushma. We demand a high-level inquiry,” Brar said.
The participants gathered near Teen Murti Bhawan in high-security New Delhi area and headed towards the residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
When stopped, they diverted the route and walked towards Swaraj’s residence. Police barricaded both the roads and cordoned off the entire area.
“We will go to 7 RCR to protest against Narendra Modi,” Brar said.
Attacking Swaraj for helping Lalit Modi on “humanitarian ground”, Brar said, “If she had helped a poor vendor in sending him to foreign country on humanitarian ground, we would have lauded her efforts that she did some good work.”
“She helped a criminal, Lalit Modi, who is accused of embezzling Rs.1,700 crore,” Brar said, adding: “We will also go to Jaipur to protest against Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.”
The opposition has been gunning for Swaraj’s removal after she admitted helping the former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner in securing documents to travel to Portugal in July last year for the treatment of his cancer-stricken wife.