Congress protesters demand Sushma Swaraj’s resignation over Lalit Modi row

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Published: June 15, 2015 8:54:48 PM

Sushma Swaraj-Lalit Modi row: Congress Party activists, who staged a protest outside External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's residence in Central Delhi on Monday, repeatedly demanded her resignation over her role in facilitating the clearance of travel documents for former IPL chief Lalit Modi and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make his stand clear on the issue.

Congress Party activists, who staged a protest outside External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s residence in Central Delhi on Monday, repeatedly demanded her resignation over her role in facilitating the clearance of travel documents for former IPL chief Lalit Modi and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make his stand clear on the issue.

“This is a clear case of treason with the nation. The Prime Minister, who used to make tall claims saying that he will neither eat nor let others eat, is distributing the country’s money with his both hands,” said a protester.

“We demand the resignation of Sushma Swaraj and that the Prime

Minister should make his stand clear on the issue,” said another protester.

Swaraj on Sunday had said she had taken a humanitarian view of Lalit Modi’s case since his wife was suffering from cancer.

She further said that British MP Keith Vaz had spoken to her on the same, adding she believes that giving an Indian citizen ’emergency travel documents’ cannot spoil relations between India and the UK.

Vaz, who is facing an inquiry in the UK over the role he played in Modi receiving his travel papers, said that he had checked with the Indian Government before taking any action and added that he had received a ‘no objection’ from New Delhi.

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