Mayawati’s BSP likely to raise Sushma Swaraj, Lalit Modi’s travel papers controversy in Parliament

By: | Updated: June 15, 2015 3:10 PM

New Delhi, June 14 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Sunday hinted that her party would raise the ongoing row over External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj helping former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi with his travel documents in the upcoming session of Parliament and said that a through probe must be done to get to the truth of the matter.

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Sunday hinted that her party would raise the ongoing row over External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj helping former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi with his travel documents in the upcoming session of Parliament and said that a through probe must be done to get to the truth of the matter.

“I don’t have complete information about this issue. This is a matter of thorough investigation. When the report will come and when the Parliament session will resume, this issue will be taken up there as well,” Mayawati told the media here.

“We would like the truth to come out following the investigation and it will be better to come to any conclusion on this matter after the investigation (is complete),” Mayawati added.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had earlier admitted to helping Lalit Modi with his travel documents, but made it clear that she did so only on humanitarian grounds.

Amid calls for her resignation by the opposition parties, Sushma Swaraj tried to clarify her position via a series of tweets.

Sushma Swaraj said that she took a humanitarian view of Lalit Modi’s case since his wife was suffering from cancer.

“Taking a humanitarian view, I conveyed to the British High Commissioner that “British Government should examine the request of Lalit Modi as per British rules and regulations. If the British Government chooses to give travel documents to Lalit Modi that will not spoil our bilateral relations,” Sushma Swaraj tweeted.

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