1. Sushma Swaraj: Congress leader sought diplomatic passport for Coal scam accused

Sushma Swaraj: Congress leader sought diplomatic passport for Coal scam accused

In remarks which can create controversy, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said a Congress leader had pressed her to give diplomatic passport to Coal scam accused Santosh Bagrodia.

By: | Updated: July 22, 2015 11:42 AM
Sushma Swaraj controversy

Sushma Swaraj is facing ire of the opposition led by Congress which is demanding her resignation for helping controversial former IPL Chief Lalit Modi get travel documents.

In remarks which can create controversy, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said a Congress leader had pressed her to give diplomatic passport to Coal scam accused Santosh Bagrodia.

However, the Minister did not disclose the name of the Congress leader, saying she would do so in Parliament.

“A senior Congress leader was pressing me hard to give diplomatic passport to Coal Scam accused Santosh Bagrodia.

“I will disclose name of the leader on the floor of the House,” Swaraj tweeted.

Bagrodia, who is a former minister of state for Coal, was yesterday summoned as accused by a Special Court in a coal scam case pertaining to allocation of Maharashtra’s Bander coal block to AMR Iron and Steel Pvt Ltd.

Swaraj is facing ire of the opposition led by Congress which is demanding her resignation for helping controversial former IPL Chief Lalit Modi get travel documents.

The Congress yesterday disrupted Rajya Sabha over the issue on the opening day of the Monsoon Session. It rejected the government offer of a statement by Swaraj and a debate, saying she must resign first.

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    S
    Jul 22, 2015 at 5:13 pm
    So like Lalit Modi pport issue, did u spk to UK for issuing pport to bagoria. What was consideration for not issuing pport to him. U could hv issued pport and engaged lawyers for giving them travel doents by UK authorities, good business for u, yr hush and and daughter
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    t p
    Jul 22, 2015 at 10:11 am
    Congress party must dissolve itself & the true leaders may join other party of their choice so that black mailing by the nehru family sitting on huge black money can be avoided. What is benefit of stalling the parliament?
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